About the Project

The Colorado LGBTQ History Project was established to collect and preserve oral histories from those who lived it, archive these histories and make them available to the public, and actively educate the community on LGBTQ history.

If you have questions about this project or would like to get involved, please contact David Duffield at history@lgbtqcolorado.org.

Project Services
  • Oral History: Oral histories are digital recordings of the lives and stories of LGBTQ Coloradans. They are a great way to add your voice to history. Oral histories take about 2 - 3 hours, can be done at The Center or any public space like a library, in home, or even via phone.
  • Document Archiving: Getting our material culture into public institutions like libraries and museums is especially important. Our volunteers take documents and other written records, inventory them, and help turn them over to public institutions.
  • Education: Volunteers provide outreach to colleges, some schools, and share our research with the public during community events.
  • Networking: Building networks of volunteers, narrators, donors, speakers, educators, and benefactors is the heart of the history project. Establishing community partnerships allows us to ensure that the knowledge and supports are in place to preserve Colorado’s LGBTQ history for tomorrow’s generations.

A Great Mosaic

"I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic,” activist Alice Paul once said. “Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end." Alice Paul was a vocal and important leader in the suffragist movement and authored the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923. Thanks to work of Alice Paul and other leaders, the 19th Amendment guaranteed women the right to vote 100 years ago. The Center on Colfax will mark this important anniversary by honoring the many women from the lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities who fought for equal rights over the past century.

Stonewall 50 - LGBTQ History Project

Oral History

Oral histories are digital recordings of the lives and stories of LGBTQ Coloradans. Listen to them in our collection at the link below.


Research & Resources

View articles, news clippings, and correspondence related to Colorado’s LGBTQ history, plus learn more about The Center on Colfax's founding in the Unity Archives and find additional resources for exploring LGBTQ history.


Walking Audio Tour: LGBTQ History in Denver

The Center on Colfax has developed a walking audio tour in partnership with AARP Colorado. Learn about Denver's rich LGBTQ history while touring the Capitol Hill neighborhood.


Historical Photographs

View historical photographs that capture our rich and diverse history.