About the Project
The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project is a volunteer-run organization that preserves and shares the histories of all local LGBTQ community members. We collect oral histories, assist in the preservation of archives, and otherwise document the legacies of Buffalo and Niagara residents of all races, genders, ages, and abilities, all across the LGBTQ identity spectrum. We seek to bridge generational gaps between community members, and to promote the idea that local and regional activist histories matter just as much as those that originated in large cities on the American coasts. And we believe that knowing our histories will guide us into more meaningful political action, both in the present and across the generations.