CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The new Charlotte LGBTQ Community Archive is seeking community members willing to offer their voices for a unique online component to their growing work and are inviting those interested to join them for short recording sessions on Thursday afternoon.

The new archive, headed by historian and University of North Carolina-Charlotte staffer Josh Burford, wants to capture community members’ responses to several questions related to the local community and its history. Responses take just two-three minutes and will be published on the archive’s new website.

Burford and others will host community members on Thursday, June 12, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Those willing to respond to questions and have their answers recorded are encouraged to email Burford at to set up a time.

The Charlotte LGBTQ Community Archive, housed at the UNC-Charlotte J. Murray Atkins Special Collections, is currently working with the Levine Museum of the New South to present a local LGBT history timeline exhibit, alongside several other exhibits exploring national LGBT history and other topics. The museum plans to open the exhibit in July.

For more on the archive, see them on Facebook.



Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.