The Diverse Sexuality and Gender Section (DSGS) was founded in 1989 by members of the Society of American Archivists who were concerned about LGBTQIA+ history and the role of members of this community in the archival profession. The group, which welcomes non-members of the Society and people of all sexual orientations, promotes the preservation and research use of records documenting LGBTQIA+ history and serves as a liaison between LGBTQIA+ archives and the Society of American Archivists.

We are committed to bringing information about LGBTQIA+ archives to the public through projects such as the Lavender Legacies Guide, a listing of repositories in the United States and Canada with collections relating to the LGBTQIA+ community, and to helping small community-based archives with information about archival practices. Please join us.