National Archives News

LGBT Pride Month

LGBT Pride Month

The National Archives holds extensive records created or received by the U.S. Government on issues of sexual identity and rights. We not only hold these records, we provide access to them.




It Gets Better: U.S. National Archives - NARA staff share personal stories for LGBT youth with the It Gets Better Project


Keynote address at the National Conversations on #RightsAndJustice: LGBTQ Human and Civil Rights. See all 30 videos.

"The Wedding Heard ’Round the World: America’s First Gay Marriage," a program at the National Archives, October 6, 2016.


Online Resources

LGBT Issues in Records at the National Archives

Records in the Eisenhower Library Relating to Homosexuals in the Federal Government and Personnel Security

Baker v. Nelson, Case # 71-1027

Marriage in Minnesota, 1970


Archived Web Pages

President Barack Obama and the LGBT Community

Presidential Proclamation—Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2011

Fact sheet: Obama Administration’s Record and the LGBT Community

Presidential Memorandum—International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons