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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
June 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, three nights of rioting at an historic gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village that is widely viewed as a turning point in the modern fight for LGBTQ civil rights. The Center on Colfax is marking this important historic anniversary with a series of free exhibits and events exploring this history and impact of that historic night long ago.
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.