Explore 8 Southern Sites That Tell the History of LGBTQ America
While awareness campaigns tend to hone in on LGBTQ stories on the West and East coasts, people living in the American South have played an instrumental role in advancing LGBTQ rights. Southerners have made history by fighting against the discriminatory policies and stereotypes that harm LGBTQ people across the nation.
As you make your way through this guide, you will notice—with some exceptions—that many of these sites are private homes and residences. Often, the stories of LGBTQ life and resistance took place in smaller spaces across the country. Travel through the South and see 8 places where these remarkable individuals have lived and worked in the journey for equality.
Laken Brooks is a current graduate student at the University of Florida. When Laken is not teaching or researching, she enjoys traveling, visiting free little libraries, and going to archives.