Michigan's LGBT Heritage

Curated by Beth Strickland, Women's Studies & LGBTQ Studies Librarian


Welcome to the Michigan's LGBT Heritage exhibit. In this exhibit you will learn about a number of places, people, and events which have contributed to over 100 years of LGBT activism and visibility all across the state of Michigan. 

The images and information presented here are based on a physical exhibit which was displayed in the University of Michigan's Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library in 1999. This physical exhibit was soon after moved to an online space at: www.lgbtheritage.org. In an effort to guarantee a more stable and long-term digital existence, this exhibit has now been moved over to this platform.

Navigation of this exhibit is based on a timeline approach, however, images can also be viewed via subject (tags) by clicking on individual images within a given time period. Although this exhibit focuses primarily on the second half of the 20th century, images date back as far as 1860. 

Click on the Credits page to get more information about the original exhibit and curators.