What are the politics of accounting for and sharing LGBTQ history in the United States with broader publics? The US National Park Service released LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History in 2016, designed to serve as a foundation for identifying, evaluating, and preserving LGBTQ history and historic sites across the country. In a roundtable conversation in 2018, six authors of the theme study from various fields and training backgrounds reflect on the production, meaning, and future of these thirty-two chapters and the drastically different national political landscape from the one in which the study was written.
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In the fall of 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) released a twelve-hundred-plus-page document titled LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History. The theme study’s thirty-two chapters will help State Historic Preservation officers, NPS staff, and community members identify and evaluate the importance of LGBTQ historic sites, thus helping to preserve this history. The study itself requires careful and critical consideration, especially in the current political climate. On February 3, 2017, six of the study’s thirty authors came together to discuss its production, meaning, and future. The study was published in October 2016 by the National Park Foundation and the NPS and independently funded by the Gill Foundation. The goal of the study is to provide a broad historical context for LGBTQ history in the United States of America designed to serve as a foundation for identifying, evaluating, and preserving LGBTQ history and historic sites across the country. Participants read one another’s chapters as well as additional chapters from the larger study, covering
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Cultural Studies