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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Archival Resources

LGBTQIA2S+ history in Northeastern Minnesota, at the University of Minnesota Duluth and in the twin ports of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI.


1970 "Homosexuals are people!" editorial published in the student newspaper

1978-1988 Gay Alliance/Gay and Lesbian Alliance founded.

1989-1998 Gay and Lesbian Alliance becomes ULGBA - University Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Alliance

1990-present, GLBT Advisory Commission founded, now called the GLBTQAI (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, Intersex) Commission

1999-2000 ULGBA becomes ULGBTA - University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Alliance

2000-present QSU/QASU - Queer Students Union/Queer and Allied Student Union founded

2006 First Annual National Coming Out Day Luncheon

2006 Transgender added to health services form

2007 First LGBT Studies Class offered, CST 2001: Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

2012-2013 TRANS*FORMATION founded, TRANS*FORMATION flyer page 1,TRANS*FORMATION flyer page 2

2015 LGBTQ Studies Minor added

2018- present, Queer, Trans, Intersex, Indigenous People and People of Color Collective (QTIIPOCC) founded

This is a work in progress. Have additions or corrections?
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