Here + Queer, Sonoma County

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Here + Queer, Sonoma County collects, archives, and amplifies the histories of Sonoma County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities. Throughout history, LGBTQ+ people have fought for equality, representation, and dignity in society.

Here + Queer strives to uncover the rich and dynamic stories of queer culture and activism, documenting the struggles and joys of queer life.

This project accepts digital content in the form of personal narratives, essays, anecdotes, photographs, creative works, audiovisual material, and more. The project actively seeks submissions from all ages and backgrounds, from all time periods in Sonoma County history. Anonymous submissions are supported.

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Contribute to the Here + Queer, Sonoma County

Your stories will empower, enrich, and deepen our understanding of queer communities.
Share your pride. Reclaim your history. Connect with your community.

Contribute your original digital content, such as photographs, documents, personal narratives, artwork, ephemera. Upload max is 100MB. If your file(s) are larger than 100MB, contact for assistance.

All submissions will be reviewed. Submissions are accepted based on the following criteria:

  • relevancy to the project’s goal;
  • content is original and does not infringe on any known copyright restrictions;
  • does not violate confidentiality, privacy, security or other laws.

Accepted submissions will be made publicly accessible through the Library’s Digital Collections within 1-3 months. Submissions will also be shared with the Library’s online partners: the Online Archive of California, Calisphere, Internet Archive, and the Digital Public Library of America.

Terms & Conditions:
You retain your copyright and other intellectual property rights but grant the Library permission to preserve, publish, use, and distribute your submissions. Read the full Terms & Conditions here.

You may apply an optional Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY NC-SA) to your submissions. Creative Commons allows others to adapt, transform, or build on your work, with the appropriate credit/attribution to you as the original creator. Read the full CC BY NC-SA license terms here. Read more about Creative Commons licenses here.

Contact the Here + Queer, Sonoma County team:

What if I would like to donate physical material instead?
We welcome offers of personal collections of photographs, videos, diaries, and other ephemera that document queer local history. Contact with your name, contact information, and what you would like to donate.

Participate in Here + Queer, Sonoma County

You are contributing to the Here + Queer, Sonoma County, which collects digital material and content in the form of personal narratives, essays, anecdotes, photographs, poems, audiovisual material and more.

Please review the project Terms & Conditions.

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

Only one file can be uploaded at a time. Note: submission content is not edited but documents submitted as doc, docx, or txt will be converted to pdf.
Files must be less than 100 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png tif txt pdf doc docx mov mp3 wav wmv mp4.

Provide information about your submission

I understand choosing to be anonymous cannot be undone at a later date. I will omit names and/or identifying information from the rest of my submission if I intend to remain anonymous.
Please enter your name
If your submission was created in collaboration with others, credit them here:
Submission Information
Please provide a short descriptive title for your submission.
Please include the date or approximate date range this item was created. Preferred date format: YYYY-MM-DD.
Provide context or background for this item. Example: Why was this created? What is the significance of this item to you and/or the LGBTQ+ community?
Do you have more context or background? Example: Is this submission associated with any noteworthy person, place or event?
Include location(s) associated with this item: neighborhood, city/town, if possible.
Tags are optional but help library staff connect your submissions to other resources in the library’s Digital Collections. You may add any of the following terms to your submission. These terms are a selection derived from Homosaurus, an international project which encourages the discovery of LGBTQ+ resources.

Please review your submission details.

Sonoma County Library will not publish your email or phone details. Staff may contact you with questions about your submission.

Email, phone number, or both.
I am ready to submit
I agree with the Terms & Conditions of the Here + Queer, Sonoma County.
I have read the terms and I would like to apply a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license to my submission. I understand that this Creative Commons license allows others to adapt, transform, or build on my work, with the appropriate credit/attribution to me as the original creator.