Florida Queer History (FQH)

banner-1The Florida Queer History Project, founded in June 2016, is a growing archive of oral histories dedicated to highlighting the queer experience in Florida throughout the last century. The project aims to provide a means for queer-identified individuals to express and document how their sexual orientations and gender identities have shaped their lives.


Archival Collections

Aliya Miranda at the Santa Fe College LGBTQ+ Awareness Day

Aliya Miranda at the Santa Fe College LGBTQ+ Awareness Day

  • Oral history interviews for the Florida Queer History are currently undergoing processing, and interview audio is available to access through the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program offices. Please contact us for more information.

Get Involved

  • Currently seeking volunteers who wish to contribute their time transcribing interviews and learning how to conduct oral history interviews.
  • This project welcomes partnership with other departments who wish to collaborate on means to increase visibility for the queer community. Those interested in contributing their talents or wishing to bring their unique interests to this project are encouraged to contact the project coordinator.


Florida Queer History Project Coordinator

Florida Queer History Events and Research News

Jeffrey Pufahl To Transform Interviews from the Women’s March on Washington Trip into a Play

Aug 8th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our 2017-2018 visiting scholar is Jeffrey Pufahl, joining us from the UF College of the Arts (UF Center for Arts in Medicine). Currently, he is building… Read More

SPOHP FQH Project Documents DC’s Pride Weekend

Jul 19th, 2017

On June 10th a group of researchers set out to document Pride weekend events in Washington, D.C. Once again in partnership with the UF Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women Studies Research,… Read More

Spring 2017 Internship Class Podcasts: Civic Engagement

Spring 2017 Internship Class Podcasts: Civic Engagement

May 10th, 2017

With the help of coordinators Raja Rahim and Ryan Thompson, the Spring 2017 interns produced podcasts about Civic Engagement at the University of Florida. University of Florida Digital Collections Archive… Read More