Diverse Sexuality and Gender Section

Pink triangleThe 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 LGBTQIA2S+ history and serves as a liaison between LGBTQIA2S+ archives, archivists, and the Society of American Archivists.

Dignity/Integrity's memorial quilt on the Lawn in D.C. October 1996. From the Papers of Carl Archacki at Virginia Commonwealth University, James Branch Cabell Library Special Collections and Archives.We are committed to bringing information about LGBTQIA2S+ archives to the public through projects such as the Lavender Legacies Guide (no longer updated), a listing of repositories in the United States and Canada with collections relating to the LGBTQIA+ community, and to helping small community-based archives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.

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