Launched in October 2008 by historian and activist Jonathan Ned Katz (author of the 1976 book Gay American History), OutHistory.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting important individuals in LGBTQ American history. Today, the project is directed by Katz, historian John D'Emilio, historian Claire Bond Potter, public health scholar Randall Sell, and Kimon Keramidas of the Center for Experimental Humanities. On the project's website, visitors can learn more about LGBTQ history through a wealth of short essays and primary documents. Visitors may browse these resources by people (from Macy's executive Leo Adams to film and opera director Franco Zeffirelli), places, or subject (arts & culture; politics, government, and law; science, medicine, and health). Visitors may also browse document collections (including Transgender Children in Antebellum America and Documents and Photographs Related to the Campaign for a Gay Rights Bill in NYC) or view a series of thematic timelines (including the Native American LGBTQ timeline and the Latinx American LGBTQ timeline). Alternatively, visitors may also browse material by type: oral histories, visual materials, and bibliographies.
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