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Readers interested in queer history and culture may enjoy Wearing Gay History, "a digital archive of historical LGBT t-shirts." Visitors will find digitized collections featuring hundreds of t-shirts from LGBT archives across the US, (e.g. the Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives in Indianapolis) and some international archives (such as Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action in Johannesburg, South Africa). Wearing Gay History also features several online exhibits where t-shirts are used as documents, along with photographs, to explore various themes, such as "Queer Uncle Sam: The Politics of the Ballot Box and the Bedroom." Additionally, visitors may browse the archive as a list, by tag, or via a map, and they may also search the archive by keyword and a variety of fields. One of the goals of this project is to "[uncover] LGBT history outside the urban queer capitals of San Francisco and New York and in particular [highlight] the rich queer histories of the American Midwest and South." Wearing Gay History was founded in 2014 by Eric Nolan Gonzaba, a PhD student in American history at George Mason University.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-09-21
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0921

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