Wearing Gay History

Saturday, January 7, 2017: 3:30 PM
Room 605 (Colorado Convention Center)
Eric Nolan Gonzaba, George Mason University
Wearing Gay History – Eric Nolan Gonzaba, Founder and Director

WearingGayHistory.com is a digital archive of historical LBGT T-shirts.  Wearing Gay History began as a graduate student project at George Mason University in the Fall of 2014. Using Omeka, an open source, archival web-publishing platform created at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, doctoral student Eric Gonzaba digitized the entire t-shirt collection of the Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives in Indiana in an effort to bring attention to LGBT history of “fly over” country. In January 2015, Wearing Gay History began expanding to include other textile collections across the country. The site currently includes shirts from most of the 50 states and over 25 different countries.

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