The LGTBQ Oral History Archive project is a collaboration of the Blue Ridge Pride Center, YMCA of Western NC, and UNC Asheville. Together, we aim to document a richer, fuller, and more inclusive history of our region by recording the stories and memories of individuals who have spent much of their lives in the South. We hope, too, that these interviews will contribute to a large-scale needs assessment and asset mapping for LGBTQ communities in our area.
The interviews will be stored in UNC Asheville Ramsey Library’s Special Collections. Where permissions allow, we plan to create an interactive media platform and to feature outtakes and articles on Blue Ridge Pride Center’s soon-to-be-launched WNC virtual LGBTQ Center.