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

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The History Project's Events Calendar

  The History Project Celebrates David Scondras

The History Project cordially invites you to attend a party honoring the opening of the David Scondras Collection

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston

David Scondras, longtime community activist and educator, served as the first openly gay representative to the Boston City Council, from 1984 to 1994. During his tenure he advocated tirelessly for the LGBTQ community. An early proponent for HIV/AIDS research, he is the founder of Search For A Cure. Join us as we celebrate opening an invaluable addition to The History Project's mission to document Boston's LGBTQ history.

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The "From the Archives" Series

Provincetown LGBT History in a Nutshell
6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 19, 2016

Provincetown writer and journalist Steve Desroches will talk about P'town's fascinating LGBT history. From the Mayflower to Wayland Flowers and Madam, P'town's LGBT history is full of surprises, twists and turns. Provincetown is truly a place like no other with a history to prove it.

RSVPs are required via Eventbrite.

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Beacon Hill History Through the LGBTQ Lens

Sunday, May 22, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

Join The History Project and Historic New England for a walking tour of LGBTQ history on Beacon Hill. Learn about historic LGBTQ civil and political rights organizations, protests, bar culture, and the lives of activists and boundary-pushers, including Prescott Townsend, Sarah Orne Jewett and Annie Fields, and the Boston Bohemians.

Tour begins at Otis House. Highlights include Sporters and Gerry Sawyer Square, Charles Street Meeting House, and the homes of several Boston Bohemians. Presented in partnership with The History Project.

Registration is required online, or please call 617-994-5920.

$15 Historic New England members
$20 nonmembers

THE 2015 HISTORYMAKER AWARDS were a smashing success! Many thanks to all who attended, especially our fabulous honorees Christine Hurley, Abe Rybeck, and Sandi Hammond and The Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus.

Christine Hurley, Abe Rybeck and Sandi Hammond at the awards
Honorees Christine M. Hurley, Abe Rybeck and Sandi Hammond at the awards

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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.

Coming soon: Interviews with deejay Anthony "Precious" Porter!

Boston deejay Wendy Hunt talks with Brian Halligan about working at
the 1270 & Metro, meeting Madonna, a mishap with the Village People,
other Boston deejays, and much, much more.


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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

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