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The Voices Out Loud Project works to collect, share, and preserve East Tennessee’s LGBTQ+ history and culture.  Let’s Make History, Together!

We are recording the stories of LGBTQ+ folks who have connections to East Tennessee to document their stories and experiences. We are also collecting all types of keepsakes and memorabilia related to the LGBTQ+ community, including newspapers, brochures, flyers, letters, t-shirts, buttons, artwork, music, photographs, posters, videos, and more.

All stories and donated items will be preserved in the University of Tennessee University Libraries permanently for community members, students, historians, and researchers to use.  Select stories and artifacts will be posted online with the donor’s permission.

Please contact Project Co-Director, Donna Braquet at (865) 974-0016; dbraquet@utk.edu or at VoicesOutLoudProject@gmail.com for more information.