Image Courtesy of the Floating Dance Floor Collection, WHM, Anonymous Donor


May 30, 2019 at 6pm

Our Queer Closets: Understanding Global LGBTQ History through T-Shirts

Eric Gonzaba, Professor of History, California State University, Fullerton

WHM @ 30 Elm Street, Worcester


June 20, 2019 at 6pm

The Riots that Sparked the LGBTQ+ Revolution

Jennifer Brier, Professor of History, University of Illinois Chicago

WHM @ 30 Elm Street, Worcester


September 4, 2019 at 6pm

Raising Our Voices: Oral History and LGBTQ+ Memory

Eric Marcus, Host of Making Gay History Podcast

WHM @ 30 Elm Street, Worcester


June 21, 2019 at 7pm

Left, Gay and Green

Allen Young of Butterworth reads from his Memoir

Bedlam Book Café, Crompton Collective, 138 Green Street


Community Conversions


The Power of Sharing: Digital Archives and Community Generated Scholarship for LGBTQ+ History

Mary 30, 2019 at 1pm

Eric Gonzaba will join Joseph Cullon of WPI and Digital Worcester to discuss the challenges and opportunities of LGBTQ+ digital history.


A Night on the Town: Building LGBTQ+ Institutions in Worcester


Gay nightlife has historically served as vital space for community building and escaping societal persecution. This forum, moderated by Robert Tobin, will invite participants to share their stories.


Changing Acceptance and Identity: An Introduction to Worcester PRIDE


This forum, moderated by Stephanie Yuhl, will offer a conversation about the changes/celebrated strides in Worcester’s acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community over 40 years.


Take Public Health Seriously: Worcester and the AIDS Crisis

The role of Worcester non-profits during the AIDS epidemic will be explored in this panel presentation with Jim Voltz, former AIDS Project Worcester Executive Director, and LaMar Brown, Community Relations Manager at AIDS Project Worcester. John Trobaugh, Diversity and Inclustion Manager at UMass Medical School will moderate.


Living their Authentic Selves: LGBTQ+ Youth in the Age of Trump


This forum will provide insight into the current day experiences of LGBTQ+ youth. Judi Kirk, of Boys and Girls Club of Worcester and Safe Homes, will moderate a conversation with young people from Safe Homes and Supporters of Worcester Area Gay and Lesbian Youth.



Campus Exhibits


Queering Clark

Abrams Gallery, Higgins University Center, Clark University

Through September 2019


“I’m Not the Only One”: LGBTQ+ Histories at Holy Cross

Weigand Student Gallery Space, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross

March 11 – April 11, 2019


Power of Alliance: Making LGBTQ+ Community at WPI

Gordon Library, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Opening in October 2019