LGBTQ+ Pride Month
The National Archives and Records Administration engages, educates, and inspires multiple audiences to discover and explore the records of the American people. We hold extensive records created or received by the U.S. Government on issues of sexual identity and rights.
LGBTQ+ Issues in Records at the National Archives
The records in the National Archives document the experience of the full range of our diverse society. Within our collections you will find records that constitute a rich documentary history of the experience of LGBTQ+ individuals.
The featured documents on this Tumblr blog reflect the history of American lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women from 1778 to the present. The blog is a project of Stonewall@NARA, the National Archives LGBTQ employee affinity group.
The Stonewall Riots
On June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Riots began following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, one of New York City's best known LGBTQ clubs. Forty-seven years later, the site was declared a National Monument by Presidential Proclamation. The nomination for its status as a National Monument is in the National Archives Catalog.
It Gets Better: U.S. National Archives - NARA staff share personal stories for LGBTQ youth with the It Gets Better Project
"The Wedding Heard ’Round the World: America’s First Gay Marriage," a program at the National Archives, October 6, 2016.
Pride Month: The LGBTQ Rights Movement and the 1972 Presidential Campaign (JFK Library Archives)
LGBTQ+ History Month: Barbara Jordan (Pieces of History)
Allen Ginsberg (Pieces of History)
Looking Beyond the 'Battle of the Sexes' - Billie Jean King (Pieces of History)
Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag (Pieces of History)
Immigrating While Queer: Part I (Pieces of History)
Milestones on the Road to Marriage Equality (Pieces of History)
Pride in Protesting: 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising (Pieces of History)
Before Stonewall: Facing Congress with Courage (Pieces of History)
American Pride for Astronaut Sally Ride (Pieces of History)
Featured Document: Harvey Milk (Pieces of History)
My name is Harvey Milk—and I want to recruit you (Pieces of History)
National Archives Celebrates Pride Month (Pieces of History)
Record of the Week: Bayard Rustin, Civil Rights and Gay Rights Activist (Rediscovering Black History)
Marriage in Minnesota, 1970 (Stonewall post relating to Baker v. Nelson)
Leslie Feinberg: The FBI and Gender Pronouns (Text Message)
DocsTeach: Primary Sources related to LGBTQ+
DocsTeach: The Long Struggle for LGBTQ+ Civil Rights
Baker v. Nelson, Case # 71-1027 (Appellate case file, 1972, Records of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Gay Students Organization of the University of New Hampshire, et al. v. Thomas N. Bonner, et al. (Case file, Records of District Courts of the United States)
Aaron Fricke v. Richard B. Lynch (Case file, Records of District Courts of the United States)
United States v. Edith Windsor (Appellate case file, 2013, Records of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Archived WhiteHouse.gov Web Pages