About the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest

Our History
GLAPN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded by Thomas Cook and friends in October 1994, with a purpose to serve the greater public interest in advancing the visibility of queer cultural history within the Pacific Northwest. Click here to read about our history.
GLAPN is extraordinarily lucky to be teamed with Portland State University's Capstone program. Capstone is an upper-division program of supervised community service. When they enroll in UNST 421 LGBTQ History, taught by GLAPN historian Deborah Burke, students process archival material and collect oral histories from elders in the queer community. Click here to read more.
OHS Logo 100px GLAPN has been fortunate since our founding to have been partnered with The Oregon Historical Society. The partnership afforded us respect and collegiality that other LGBTQ archives found difficult to achieve, and it afforded a safe and permanent home for our collections. Since 2013, we have been official affiliates of Oregon Historical Society, enjoying both the respect and the opportunities for outreach which affiliate status affords to us.







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