Tucson LGBTQ Museum
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The Tucson Gay Museum is an effort whose mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit the histories of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer LGBTQ History of Tucson, Arizona. The Museum exhibits include regional LGBTQ history along with items of national and international scope as well. The Tucson Gay Museum collaborates under pre-existing agreements with numerous archives and museums worldwide collecting LGBTQ History, LGBTQ Memories and LGBTQ Collections.
The Tucson Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer LGBT LGBTQ Museum began on June 6, 1967 as an archiving project when a few local neighborhood school age boys came together to collect historical items, take photographs, make sound recordings in and around their community of LGBTQ events and subjects along with other history. As time when along the group began collecting LGBTQ historical related exhibit items from around Arizona, including Phoenix and others areas of the United States. The Tucson Gay LGBT LGBTQ Queer Museum still remains an all-volunteer effort. Its founding members used their own film loaded cameras and many developed their own film while collecting, photographing, filming, and archiving memorabilia to create historical exhibits for an almost continual 50 year time period.
Over the years since those legendary historical days of the 1960s in the United States, the project gained broader focuses at times including the production of LGBTQ related historical movie documentaries, an LGBTQ related TV Show, sponsoring LGBTQ events, providing educational exhibits at events, working with local LGBTQ organizations, fielding LGBTQ historical documentary crews, and working with national and international LGBTQ historical groups on LGBTQ historical preservation. The Tucson Gay LGBT LGBTQ Queer Museum was the first virtual Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer Museum to open in the World.
Traveling Tucson LGBTQ Memories Project
The Tucson LGBTQ ( Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer Memories Project ) maintains various traveling historical exhibits displays which have been exhibited in locations such as Tucson, Phoenix, the University of Arizona, Washington D.C., The National LGBTQ Museum , local groups, and various other venues. The Tucson LGBTQ Memories Project's traveling mobile historical exhibits displays include:
- Tucson LGBTQ Memories Project
- Memorium Wall of Remembrance
- Tucson Gay Hate Crimes Murder Victims Memorial Project
- AIDS Service Groups History
- Tucson Pride Events History
- Tucson LGBTQ Organizations History
- Tucson Gay & Lesbian Bars History
- Historical Accounts of Gays Murdered In Tucson (1970's-2014)
- Historical Tucson Arizona LGBTQ Places Memorial Project
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