LGBTIQ+ Archives

We are one of many LGBTIQ+ foundations dedicated to documenting the struggles and successes of the world’s LGBTIQ+ communities. Explore these sites to discover the collections and stories gathered by other dedicated individuals and organisations from Australia and all over the world.


Archives Libraries Museums and Special Collections (ALMS) Conferences

Digital Transgender Archive

Australian archives and history groups

Pride History Group (Sydney, Australia)

Hunter Rainbow History Group (Newcastle and Hunter, NSW, Australia)

Victorian Women’s Liberation and Lesbian Feminist Archives (Melbourne, Australia)

WestPride Archives (formerly the Gay and Lesbian Archives WA or GALAWA) (Murdoch, Western Australia)

New Zealand

Kawe Mahara Queer Archives Aotearoa (formerly Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand) (Wellington, New Zealand)

Charlotte Museum (Auckland, New Zealand)

Pride NZ (Online, New Zealand)

Trans Past, Trans Present: The Making Trans Histories Project (Wellington, New Zealand)


Queer Indonesia Archive (Indonesia)

North America

Archives gaies du Québec (Quebec, QC, Canada)

The ArQuives, formerly Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Transgender Archives (Victoria, BC, Canada)

Tretter Collection (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

Lesbian Herstory Archives (New York, NY, USA)

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives (Chicago, IL, USA)

Leather Archives & Museum (Chicago, IL, USA)

John J. Wilcox Jr. Archives, William Way LGBT Community Center (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive (Vallejo, CA, USA)

GLBT Historical Society (San Francisco, CA, USA)

June L Mazer Lesbian Archives (West Hollywood, CA, USA)

ONE Archives at the USC Libraries (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

ONE Archives Foundation (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Lambda Archives (San Diego, CA, USA)

Arizona Queer Archives (AQA) (Tucson, AZ, USA)

Stonewall National Museum & Archives (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA)

South and Central America

Archivos y Memorias Diversas (Mexico City, Mexico)

Archivo Cubanecuir (Cuba)

Museo Q (Bogota, Colombia)

Museu da Diversidade Sexual (São Paulo, Brazil)


Cork LGBT Archive (Cork, Ireland)

Lavender Menace LGBT+ Books Archive (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Bishopsgate Institute (London, United Kingdom)

Museum of Transology at the Bishopsgate Institute (London, United Kingdom)

Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive (London, United Kingdom)

LGBT Archive (Online, United Kingdom)

London Metropolitan Archive (London, United Kingdom)

Search the London Metropolitan Archive for:

  • Research Guide 25 – Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Archives at LMA
  • Rukus – Black Queer Community UK

Queer Britain (London, United Kingdom)

Archives Recherches Cultures Lesbiennes (ARCL) (Paris, France)

IHLIA LGBT Heritage (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

LGBT+ Danmark Biblioteket (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Skeivt Arkiv (Bergen, Norway)

QRAB Queerrörelsens Arkiv och Bibliotek (Gothenburg, Sweden)

The Unstraight Museum (Stockholm, Sweden)

Schwules Museum (Berlin, Germany)

Spinnboden Lesbenarchive und Bibliothek (Berlin, Germany)

Magnus-Hirschfeld-Gesellschaft (Berlin, Germany)

QWIEN Centrum für queere Geschichte (Vienna, Austria)

Fundacja Q (Warsaw, Poland)

Společnost pro Queer Paměť (Prague, Czechia)

Queer Archives Institute (Online, Central and Eastern Europe)

Athens Museum of Queer Arts (AMOQA) (Athens, Greece)

South Africa

GALA, formerly Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (Johannesburg, South Africa)


Queer Archive for Memory, Reflection and Activism (QAMRA) (Bengaluru, India)