September 22, 2021

The AIDS Crisis is Not Over: 40 Years of Activism

In the Ohio History Connection’s archives, researchers can find documentation of the Columbus community’s fight to raise awareness of AIDS.

April 28, 2021

“As most of us knew her:” Leaving Space for Queerness in the Archives

Normally historians mention that a historical figure may have been a member of the LGBTQ+ community if they have documentation to support it.

November 18, 2020

Alice Dunbar Nelson: A Life Lived Outside the Box

Although she never lived in Ohio, Alice Dunbar Nelson is permanently attached to our history through her husband, Paul Laurence Dunbar.

June 19, 2020

“Give Us the Ballot, Men of Ohio! Give your Women the Help They Beg into a Broader, Deeper, Richer Life”

This month's post in our suffrage anniversary blog series comes from Anne Delano Steinert, a preservationist, educator, and historian.

June 10, 2020

Pride Month 2020: The Past Informs the Present

The original Stonewall Uprising was a protest against police brutality led by LGBTQ people of color.

March 26, 2020

Amazon, Empress, and Friend: The Life of Natalie Clifford Barney

Natalie Clifford Barney was an out lesbian when she said, “being other than normal [was] a perilous advantage.”

January 9, 2020

Rupert “Twink” Starr Oral History

June 5, 2019

50 Years Since Stonewall: The Origins of Pride

LGBTQ Pride events are meant to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. This year, 2019, marks 50 years since the pivotal moment at Stonewall.

August 30, 2018

GOHI on Columbus Neighborhoods

Ohio History Connection’s Eric Feingold discusses several objects in the GOHI collection!

August 29, 2018

GOHI Talks with WOSU

Eric Feingold, History Curator at the Ohio History Connection discusses Columbus’s robust LGBTQ community in WOSU’s Curious Cbus series: Eric Feingold, curator at the Ohio History Connection, works with the Gay Ohio History Initiative. He says that the city was, in general, far ahead of the rest of the state. “Columbus has been holding, for instance, […]