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49 YEARS!!!
February 7 is the 49th anniversary of the article that kicked off gay community organizing in Portland. Follow this link to read about it.
March 28, 2019.
Follow this link for info.
Making history in small ways: GLAPN hosts table at first-ever
middle school event!

Read about the
George T. Nicola Fellowship for students of local LGBTQ history
at this link.

The City was an all-ages LGBTQ-friendly club during the 1980s-90s. We're starting to document its history.TheCityX150
We have added
an overview of community articles and photos about Oregons Asian Pacific Islander LGBTQ community. Follow this link to check it out.

1999 Walking Tour

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Since 1994, we have been working to discover and publicize the history of sexual minorities in the Pacific Northwest.

We collect, preserve, document, and share as much as we are able. We help individuals and groups preserve their own historical data. We try to find a home for historically significant materials when they become available. We also gladly partner with organizations in the community to publicize and celebrate the history of all LGBTQ-identified minorities in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

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As usual, GLAPN will be celebrating Pride by choosing a Queer Hero for every day in June, and announcing them on our website and social media. We're interested in hearing about anybody, living or dead, or any color of the LGBTQ rainbow, whose risk, sacrifice, service, example, or inspiration made life better for our community. Click on the lightning-bolt header above to see who has been honored over the years.

Nomination LinkWe solicit nominations from the community. We'll close nominations on April 15. A committee of previous Queer Heroes will make the selections, and we'll announce our first Hero on June 1. On the Thursday before Pride (June 15, 2019), from 6:00-8:00PM, we'll introduce all of this year's Queer Heroes in a reception at Q Center.

Please help us recognize the people and organizations that help make our lives better! Click on the nomination link at right, and tell us about your Queer Heroes!

  We are proud to provide a forum for activists and scholars. Visit these pages to see what's in our online archive.
  See what's coming up, and what GLAPN has been up to in the recent past.
  Follow this link to read more about, and see previous year's Heroes.
In 2012, GLAPN started naming a Queer Hero for every day in June, as part of our celebration of Pride. It has been a great way to recognize the history-makers of our community.
  We're pleased to promote these historic texts by GLAPN members and friends, along with information on how to purchase them.
  Follow this link to see what's on GLAPN's You Tube channel.
  Since January, 2008, GLAPN has produced, or helped to produce, a number of events of historic interest to the LGBTIQQ community. Some programs mark significant anniversaries, some, such as the Our Stories Series, involve community activists and elders sharing personal reminiscences around significant issues.
  Our physical collections are part of the library at Oregon Historical Society. Visit this page to see what's in the GLAPN archive at OHS, and to review finding guides.
  GLAPN has video recordings of some of our historic programs, and several of our friends have written books. Our friends can support real, live historians by purchasing these items. Follow the link to see what is available now.
  Learn about our organization, our history, our community affiliations, and our ongoing activities.
  Do you need help with a history project? Can we provide a speaker for an event you're planning? Do you have information for us? Do you want to donate items or an entire collection that's relevant to northwest Queer history? Do you want to give us money? Are you interested in volunteer opportunities? Visit this page for our Wish List, and contact information.
  Many of our friends have kindly shared links with us. If you visit their pages, tell them that GLAPN sent you!

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