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1994 Pride Parade

1994 Worcester Pride Parade, Photo Courtesy of the Telegram & Gazette
The Worcester County LGBTQ+ History Project is a partnership between the Worcester Historical Museum (WHM), Digital Worcester, Clark University, the College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and make digitally accessible the community’s past. At the center of this effort is the Community Advisory Board:

Peter Bacchiocchi, Worcester Pride, baccitup@gmail.com

Elizabeth Brooks, Photographer, byelizabethbrooks@gmail.com

Lamar Brown, AIDS Project Worcester, lbrown@aidsprojectworcester.org

Leo Négron Cruz, LNC01606@gmail.com

Judi Kirk, Boys and Girls Club of Worcester, jkirk@bgcworcester.org

Heather Mangione, heathermangione@gmail.com

Griffin Minigiello, Clark University, GMinigiello@clarku.edu

John Palella, Ph.D., Clark University,  jpalella@clarku.edu

Christian Rea, jchristianrea@gmail.com

Rox Samer, Clark University, RSamer@clarku.edu

Sarah Slocum  RainbowReadersMass@gmail.com

John Trobaugh, UMASS Medical School,  John.Trobaugh@UMassMed.Edu

A curatorial team assembled, interpreted, and wrote LGBTQ+ Worcester For the Record in consultation with the Community Advisory Board and WHM. The curatorial team included:

Joseph Cullon, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Digital Worcester, jcullon@wpi.edu

Robert Tobin, Clark University, rtobin@clarku.edu

Stephanie Yuhl, College of the Holy Cross, syuhl@holycross.edu

The WHM and Digital Worcester provided the expertise, space, and resources to make LGBTQ+ Worcester for the Record and LGBTQintheWoo.org possible, including

David Conner, Director of Community Engagement, WHM, davidconner@worcesterhistory.net

Joseph Cullon, Director, Digital Worcester, jcullon@wpi.edu

Wendy Essery, Library and Archive Manager, WHM, library@worcesterhistory.net

Vanessa Bumpus, Exhibitions Coordinator, WHM, vanessabumpus@worcesterhistory.net

William Wallace, Executive Director, WHM, wwallace@worcesterhistory.net

The Worcester County LGBTQ+ History Project thanks the many students who have contributed to the project:

Lucas E. Ferreira, Worcester State

Chase Gaudino, WPI

Brittany Goldstein, WPI

Nora Grimes, Holy Cross

Elizabeth Hallahan, Holy Cross

Ryan Dale Johnson, WPI

Sarah Emrich Kwatinetz, WPI

Kaitlyn Meehan, Holy Cross

Meaghan Moran, Holy Cross

Griffin Minigiello, Clark

Emma Powell, Holy Cross

Nicholas Taliento, Holy Cross

Rex Tayag, Holy Cross