LGBTQ 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.
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.
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.
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 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)
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