LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States






July 11-22, 2022


2 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




"LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States" is a two-week virtual institute for middle and high school teachers to understand LGBTQ+ history as a constant presence within U.S. history. Each day prominent guest scholars will join the institute for a full day of conversation and hands-on workshops. Teachers will explore the rich body of recent scholarship covering the span of U.S. history, from early America to the 1990s, and engage sources suited for classroom use, including military and government records, oral history interviews, literature, and art and photography. In addition, teachers will participate in “behind the scenes'' virtual sessions with curators and staff at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Leslie Lohman Museum, and New York Public Library.

Project Director(s)

Donna Thompson Ray; Anne Valk

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Horace Ballard; Stacie Brensilver Berman; DeAnne Blanton; Michael Bronski; Gabriel Estrada; Steven Fullwood; Emily Hobson; David Johnson; Peter Mabli; Jen Manion; Christopher Packard; Wendy Rouse; Sarah Schulman; Sandy Slater

Grantee Institution

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Funded through the Division of Education Programs