About the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest
|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 Pat Young, students process archival material and collect oral histories from elders in the queer community. Click here to read more.|
|Since January, 2008, GLAPN has teamed with Portland’s Q Center, making it possible for elders from the queer community to share personal reminiscences around significant issues or anniversaries. Collectively they are known as the "Our Stories" series. All of the sessions have been videotaped, and some are available for sale on DVD. Click here to read more.|
|Over the years, GLAPN has become known for its Walking Tours, pleasant strolls, chock-full of the history that never got published, teaching us that Portland has always had a vibrant queer community.
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|GLAPN likes to help local organizations discover and preserve their own history. We helped McMenamins with a research project – hence the logo on the left – but we're available when any community group needs help or inspiration to preserve queer history in our region.
Click here to read about other community involvement.
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