Digital Collections

Historical LGBTQ+ Periodicals and Documents

The following LGBTQ+ historical documents have been digitized and made accessible for educational purposes only as described under the fair use doctrine of Section 107 of the Copyright Act. For questions or takedown requests please contact

Gay Cable Network Guides, 1989-1990. GCN was founded in 1982 by Louis P. Maletta in New York City, and it was the premier channel for LGBTQ+ programming for nearly two decades. It operated in NYC and major cities across the United States. GCN/Nashville started in 1988 by Krzysztof Krakoviak and Diane Easter.

Nashville Pride Guide, 2001.This publication features Pride event info and advertisements for LGBT-friendly businesses and organizations in Nashville, Tennessee. This publication is part of the OutCentral Collection. View a pdf scan of the 2001 Nashville Pride Guide here.

The Pink Pages was a resource guide published by Kitsch*In*Sync, Inc. for the LGBTQ+ community in Nashville, Tennessee. It is filled with over 40 pages of advertisements and information about gay friendly businesses in the Nashville metropolitan area. We have one copy from 1995 that is housed in the OutCentral Collection. View a pdf scan of The Pink Pages here.

Dare/Query was a weekly newspaper published by Pyramid Light & Power in Nashville, Tennessee beginning in 1988. After a settlement with D.A.R.E., the paper changed its name to Query in 1991. Below are pdf scans of the issues we have housed in the OutCentral Collection. We believe some issues are also available at Vanderbilt University, University of Louisville, and the Lesbian Herstory Archives.

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Query's 10th Anniversary Issue

Xenogeny News was a weekly newspaper published by Kitsch*In*Sync, Inc. in Nashville, Tennessee starting in 1994. At different times, it called itself a "Les*Bi*Gay" newspaper, "Middle Tennessee's only Lesbigay newspaper," and "your Mid-South Lesbigay newsweekly." Below are pdf scans of the issues we have housed in the OutCentral Collection. Vanderbilt University and University of Louisville have some copies, too.

Available through Walker Library

The Gore Center has partnered with James E. Walker Library in order to increase access to our rich and varied collections. Walker Library’s digital collections are free and open to the public. The Gore Center also develops and maintains its own digital collections within the library’s CONTENTdm software. See the list below for more information on each of these collections.

See most of our entries in Walker Library’s Digital Collections

Forrest Hall Protest Collection Forrest Hall Protest Collection

The Forrest Hall Protest Collection exists in order to collect, preserve, and provide access to the documents, accounts, and history of the individuals and organizations involved in the debate over the name of Forrest Hall and other Confederate symbols on MTSU's campus.


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Tennesseans and World War II

This digital collection contains a curated set of documents, photographs, ephemera and objects related to the Tennessee maneuvers, home front, and wartime activity overseas. The collection is in its early phases, so more items will be added in the coming months.

Related Digital Collections

wearing gay history Wearing Gay History

The Gore Center is one of 19 archives in the world that contributed to Wearing Gay History, a digital archive of historical LGBT t-shirts.


Bradley AcademyBradley Academy Historical Association

This Omeka site hosts the Bradley Academy Historical Association's Digital Collection, which has been digitized and held by the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center. MTSU students in the class HIST 6450 (Digital Tools for Historians) created this site. There are over 200 images that range from photographs to newspaper clippings to graduation commencement programs.

Black craftspeople Black Craftspeople Digital Archive

Founded in 2019, the BCDA brings together scholars, students, museums and archives professionals and the public to collaborate and spread the story of black craftspeople. BCDA seeks to enhance what we know about black craftspeople by telling both a spatial story and a historically informed story that highlights the lives of black craftspeople and the objects they produced.


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