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lgbt history project – QNotes

For museum curators, garments offer stylish storytelling

LGBT History Month: Clothing Items Share Vignettes of Those Who Wore Them

Curators working with the Oakland Museum of California on its first major LGBTQ exhibition, dubbed “Queer California: Untold Stories,” displayed a blue sequined jacket created by San Francisco designer Pat Campano and worn in 1985 by the gender-bending gay disco diva Sylvester.

The Emma Jones Society Convention

LGBT History Month: Florida’s panhandle once hosted the largest LGBT gathering in the country

Emma Jones was one of the greatest LGBT allies in the 1960s in northern Florida. Too bad she didn’t actually exist.

Tea with no shade

LGBT History Month: Tea Dance Revival

A gloomy, rainy Sunday in September couldn’t stop what was originally planned as an outdoor tea dance among the trees and fountains of Washington Park in Cincinnati.