Documenting Local LGBTQIA+ History in Glendale: What does “community” mean to you?

About This Project

Please join Glendale Library, Arts & Culture (GLAC) in celebration of Pride Month and the Be the Change series on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Antiracism by submitting your stories, artwork, poetry, photos, etc., that represent what “community” means to you.

In our work to document local history, we recognize that we are missing vital stories and records from our LGBTQIA+ community members. This community collections project is a step towards filling these silences.

GLAC is calling for these submissions in order to document Glendale’s unique LGBTQIA+ culture and history to help inspire diversity, inclusion, and create a sense of community that has not been publicly visible for the past several decades.

We recognize that there is diversity within LGBTQIA+ communities, and the word community can mean different things to different people so all perspectives are welcome. Some questions and thoughts that might help to get you started:

• What does LGBTQIA+ community mean to you?
• If you have found a community, what about it gives you a sense of belonging?
• Are you struggling to find a community? What do you feel are the obstacles to finding one?
• Have you experienced exclusion or erasure because of your identity as a LGBTQIA+ community member?
• Your community can be a physical or online space.

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Submission Guidelines

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Additional Information

GLAC is committed to documenting the history of Glendale and invites submissions from Glendale residents past and present, or anyone who has worked in or has gone to school in Glendale. We accept submissions in a variety of formats: images, audio and video files, artwork, prose and poetry or other written accounts of your experiences. Please note that materials submitted to this collection will be viewable to the public. If you need access to equipment to create or digitize your submissions, they will soon be available for check out at the Library. We will continue to accept submissions beyond Pride Month.

File Types Accepted

MP3, JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TIF, EPUB2, EPUB3, PDF, JPG/JPEG, MP4, MPG, MOV, AVI, 3GP, FLV, DIVX, WEBM, OGG