Creating a record of LGBTQ lives, experiences, and perspectives

  
Dr. Coloma Dr. Roland Sintos Coloma

The NKU LGBTQ Oral History Project is an assignment completed by students in the Introduction to LGBTQ Studies course at Northern Kentucky University.

In Spring 2018, the course was taught by Dr. Roland Sintos Coloma, former chair and professor of education at NKU. The purpose of the NKU LGBTQ Oral History Project was to collect oral histories of individuals who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer, and to create an archive of selected related documentary materials, such as transcripts, audio recordings, and photographs. These oral histories and related materials serve as a rare and invaluable record of LGBTQ lives, experiences, and perspectives and as an educational and scholarly resource for students and the general public.

Students in the Introduction to LGBTQ Studies course developed all the displayed materials in the NKU LGBTQ Oral History Project. The files are under the LGBTQ participants’ names, and NKU students are listed after each participant. All participating narrators have given consent to the public use of their oral history transcripts, recordings, and photographs. Consent has also been obtained from the additional individuals who appear in the photographs.

 

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