About the Exhibit

The Gender and Sexuality Collections at Georgia State University have grown rapidly since the first donation in 2011. Currently, the manuscript collections measure over 550 linear feet. An extensive periodical collection with over 670 titles includes more than 8,700 individual items, and almost 3,000 books have been donated. Further, 110 oral histories have been conducted by GSU staff and volunteers and 46 interviews have been donated by others.

This exhibit, curated by Morna Gerrard, Hilary Morrish, and Michelle Asci, highlights the parts of Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ history that are most fully documented by the collections currently in our custody. It is by no means comprehensive. If you see a gap in the history, please help us to fill it by either offering us your own collections, or encouraging others to donate.

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