About

The Worcester County LGBTQ+ History Project is a partnership between the Worcester Historical Museum (WHM), Digital Worcester, Clark University, the College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and make digitally accessible the community’s past.

At the center of this effort is the Community Advisory Board:

Peter Bacchiocchi, Worcester Pride, baccitup@gmail.com

Elizabeth Brooks, Photographer, byelizabethbrooks@gmail.com

Lamar Brown, AIDS Project Worcester, lbrown@aidsprojectworcester.org

Leo Négron Cruz, LNC01606@gmail.com

Judi Kirk, Boys and Girls Club of Worcester, jkirk@bgcworcester.org

Heather Mangione, heathermangione@gmail.com

Griffin Minigiello, Clark University, GMinigiello@clarku.edu

John Palella, Ph.D., Clark University,  jpalella@clarku.edu

Christian Rea, jchristianrea@gmail.com

Rox Samer, Clark University, RSamer@clarku.edu

Sarah Slocum  RainbowReadersMass@gmail.com

John Trobaugh, UMASS Medical School,  John.Trobaugh@UMassMed.Edu

A curatorial team assembled, interpreted, and wrote LGBTQ+ Worcester For the Record in consultation with the Community Advisory Board and WHM. The curatorial team included:

Joseph Cullon, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Digital Worcester, jcullon@wpi.edu

Robert Tobin, Clark University, rtobin@clarku.edu

Stephanie Yuhl, College of the Holy Cross, syuhl@holycross.edu

The WHM and Digital Worcester provided the expertise, space, and resources to make LGBTQ+ Worcester for the Record, LGBTQintheWoo.org, and LGBTQWorcesterTour.Com possible, including:

David Conner, Director of Community Engagement, WHM, davidconner@worcesterhistory.net

Joseph Cullon, Director, Digital Worcester, jcullon@wpi.edu

Wendy Essery, Library and Archive Manager, WHM, library@worcesterhistory.net

Vanessa Bumpus, Exhibitions Coordinator, WHM, vanessabumpus@worcesterhistory.net

William Wallace, Executive Director, WHM, wwallace@worcesterhistory.net

The Worcester County LGBTQ+ History Project thanks the many students who have contributed to the project: Chase Gaudino, WPI; Brittany Goldstein, WPI; Nora Grimes, Holy Cross; Elizabeth Hallahan, Holy Cross; Ryan Dale Johnson, WPI; Sarah Emrich Kwatinetz, WPI; Griffin Minigiello, Clark; Emma Powell, Holy Cross; Nicholas Taliento, Holy Cross; Rex Tayag, Holy Cross; and Kaitlyn Meehan, Holy Cross.