The history of Ohio’s LGBTQ+ community is as colorful and diverse as its representatives. Several entities around the state maintain collections of Ohio’s LGBTQ+ story including the Ohio State University Libraries and the Ohio History Connection—both located here in Columbus.
The Gay Ohio History Initiative (GOHI) is a special initiative of the Ohio History Connection; GOHI works to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of LGBTQ+ Ohioans—explore more by clicking here.
Links below show examples of items from the LGBTQ archive owned by the museum.
GOHI Collection on Ohio Memory: https://ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p267401coll30
GOHI Community Collection on Ohio Memory: https://ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p16007coll61
GOHI website: https://gohi.org/
Natalie Clifford Barney historical marker: https://remarkableohio.org/index.php?/category/1120
Cleveland LGBTQ civil rights movement historical marker: https://remarkableohio.org/index.php?/category/1721
COVID-19 Pandemic Community Collection: https://www.ohiohistory.org/learn/collections/document-covid-19/covid-pandemic-collection
Ohio Women’s Activism Collection: https://www.ohiohistory.org/learn/collections/call-collections-women
Aware of other organizations/institutions preserving the history of Ohio’s diverse LGBTQ+ community? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with information or questions.