Local LGBTQ+ Organizations 

The DAISEY Group 

Henderson Springs LGBT Center

OUT in the High Country


Special Collections at Appalachian State University

AC-133 Richard Chase Papers

AC-880 Boone Christ's Church United records

UA 35 University Archives Ephemera collection | Series 1: Poster and Fliers | Multicultural Student Development - LGBT Center

UA 5120 Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) Club records

Digital Resources for Further Reading (Watauga-Specific)

Kate Black and Marc A. Rhorer, “Out in the Mountains: Exploring Lesbian and Gay Lives,” Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association Vol. 7, APPALACHIA AND THE POLITICS OF CULTURE (1995), pp. 18-28.

Kathryn Staley, "Gay Liberation Comes to Appalachian State University (1969-1979)," Appalachian Journal Vol. 39, No. 1/2 (Fall 2011/Winter 2012), pp. 72-91.

Kathryn Staley, "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life at Appalachian State University," Master's Thesis (Appalachian State University, 2009). 

Kathryn Staley, "LGBTQ Life in Watauga County, North Carolina, 1969-2009,"

Similar LGBTQ+ Focused Digital History Projects

[Blue Ridge Pride, UNC Asheville, Western North Carolina University] WNC LGBTQ Oral History Project

[CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers] LGBT Equality Maps

[College of Charleston] SC LGBTQ: Oral Histories, Archives & Outreach

The Invisible Histories Project

[Movement Advancement Project] LGBTQ Policy Spotlight: Mapping LGBTQ Equality in the U.S. South 

[University of Kentucky] OUTSouth Oral History Project

[University of Kentucky] Queer Appalachia Oral History Project

[Western Carolina University] LGBTQ Archive of Jackson County

All Location Sources

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