Our Mission
To document and preserve the history of Boston's LGBT community, and to share that information with the public.

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The 2014 HistoryMaker Awards

Many thanks to all who came out to help us celebrate the history-making achievements of two outstanding individuals, Massachusetts Representative Byron Rushing, and Omar Thomas.

The Hon. Byron Rushing and Omar Thomas
Photo: Ray Rodriguez

See photos from this year's awards

The "From the Archives" Series
  • Boston Tea Party 2 1/2
    6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 20, 2014

  • In 1981, members of the GLBT community and supporters formed the Boston Teaparty 2 1/2 in response to "an accelerating pattern of discrimination, harassment and disregard by the City of Boston to the needs and concerns of the gay and lesbian persons working and living in Boston."

    Join The History Project board members Libby Bouvier and Andrew Elder in a talk and discussion about the history of this group, featuring photos and other items from the archives. Read more...

    All events in this series are held at The History Project, 29 Stanhope Street in Boston, unless otherwise noted. Events run from 6:00 o 8:00pm and are free and open to the public.

    RSVPs are required. Email info@historyproject.org
    Or connect with us on Facebook - to find out more!
Read more about the From the Archives Series.

June 27, 1981: White tea bags and protest signs at the city-owned Parkman House

Announcing the

The History Project is thrilled to announce the launch of The White Party Exhibit, a thirty-year, multi media photo retrospective of this P'Town phenomenon.

Read more about the White Party History Project - and help us make it a reality!

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this exhibition and the work of The History Project.

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Watch clips from interviews in
the Boston Deejay Project

We're collecting oral histories from deejays in LGBT clubs in the Boston area, past and present. We put the full interviews into our archives and present parts of them on YouTube. If you are or were a DJ in Boston's gay clubs - at any point in time - and would like to sit down with The History Project, please email Tony.

New! Boston deejay Val Bernasconi talks about drug use in 1970s gay clubs, the legendary Carol Mitro and her store, Vinyl Connection, his first reaction to It's Raining Men, and much more!

The History Project: Calendar

The History Project is a volunteer-driven organization focused on several important initiatives: 
  • Conducting research on lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgenders in Massachusetts
  • Preserving the documentary record of that community's social and historical contributions
  • Providing a forum for educating the general public

The History Project | 29 Stanhope Street, Boston MA 02116
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