Florida Queer History (FQH)

The Florida Queer History Project, founded in June 2016, is a growing archive of oral histories dedicated to highlighting the queer experience 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. The Project also seeks to document the contemporary LGBTQ+ Movement through a variety of fieldwork initiatives—most recently, 2017 Pride weekend in Washington, DC.


Archival Collections

  • Oral history interviews and fieldwork data collected for the Florida Queer History Project are currently undergoing processing, and interview audio data are available to access through the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program offices. Please contact us for more information.
  • “Florida Queer History: Queer in the Capital” Zine: get a copy of our first zine by contacting project coordinators Robert Baez or Holland Hall. The zine highlights our June 2017 research trip to document Pride weekend in Washington, D.C., and features artwork and poetry by members of the LGBTQ+ community.


Get Involved

  • Currently seeking volunteers who wish to contribute their time transcribing interviews and learning how to conduct oral history interviews, in addition to those interested in developing digital humanities projects utilizing the archival material (e.g. video production, podcasting, zine publication).  
  • 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 coordinators.


Florida Queer History Project Coordinators


An Excerpt From our Zine:

Florida Queer History Events and Research News

Our Year-End Journal is Available Now

Dec 15th, 2017

Dear Friends of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, As you will read in this exciting end-of- year progress report, SPOHP has reached more students, scholars, and members of the… Read More

Voices from the March: A Multi-Media Experience

Nov 1st, 2017

On January 27th, our Fall interns and staff will be performing an original multi-media play titled Voices from the March at the 2018 UF Social Justice Summit. A collaboration between the Samuel… Read More

Florida Queer History: A Pride Extravaganza

Sep 19th, 2017

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP)’s Florida Queer History Project is partnering with First Magnitude Brewing Company to bring you “A Pride Extravaganza” on October 15! The event will… Read More