Archives and Sources for LGBTQ+ History in Baltimore
Folks are always asking me how they can start to learn more about Baltimore’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history. This page links to several sources on local LGBTQ history.
The Baltimore Gay Paper
Also known as the Baltimore Gay Life newspaper. This paper was published by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB) from 1979-2015.
- Print collection at the University of Baltimore Special Collections
- Microfilm available at the Enoch Pratt Library
Baltimore Heritage Websites on LGBTQ history
- Explore Baltimore Heritage LGBTQ Stories. This source is also available as an app for iPhone or Android
- Baltimore LGBTQ Heritage Timeline
Articles and Podcasts
Out of the Blocks: 200 W. Read St
Podcast on WYPR by Aaron Henkin, Katie Marquette and Wendel Patrick
Kevin Rector talks about the relocation of Baltimore Pride in The Baltimore Sun, May 7, 2014.
Kate Drabinski writes about preserving LGBTQ history in The City Paper, July 21, 2015.
Anthony Moll writes about The Drinkery gay bar and proposals to move Pride out of Mt Vernon in The City Paper, July 19, 2016.
Baynard Woods writes about race and class conflicts and The Drinkery gay bar in The City Paper, October 5, 2016.