Welcome to LGBTQ+ History of Delaware

Delaware's first digital queer history resource. Telling the untold stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.

Collage of queer individuals in black and white portraits, spanning various ages and historical periods.
Map of Delaware with heart icon markers at: Newark, Wilmington, Dover, Rehoboth and Sussex County.

Delaware Queer Events Throughout History

The timeline that appears below was created to offer a more inclusive perspective that pairs important moments in LGBTQ+ history in Delaware and across America throughout time. While this list is not exhaustive of all important historical moments in Delaware, it aims to provide context to the stories included in this project, while also illustrating the continuing challenges and successes of the Gay Rights Movement.

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Find more local, queer organizations, resources, and connections as well as definitions of terminology used throughout the project website.

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About the project

Explore how LGBTQ+ History of Delaware: We Have Always Been Here came to be and the team behind it.

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