WESTPORT — A new project to archive Westporters’ often-hidden stories of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer personal histories will be launched next month.
“LGBTQIA Stories,” a collaboration between the Westport Museum for History and Culture and Westport Pride, is looking for people to participate in an oral history initiative.
During June — “Pride Month” — participants can book a time to record a video or oral history interview with staff of the museum at 25 Avery Place. For more details and to schedule an interview, click here.
LGTBQ “narratives have been conspicuously absent from community archives, leaving a void in the historical record,” project organizers said in a statement. “This omission is a consequence of the pervasive bias and criminalization endured by gay, trans and nonbinary citizens throughout history.”
Those who participate will make “an enduring contribution to the historical narrative of Westport and empowering future generations to understand and appreciate the struggles and triumphs of LGBTQ individuals,” organizers added.
For more information, contact the Westport Museum for History and Culture at 203-222-1424.