Every once in a while when there is an influx of followers, it can be helpful for both the newcomers and the oldstayers for us to go over what our project is about, so that is what we are doing here.
Making Queer History is a queer history project that is highly focused on global coverage, trying to keep from focusing too long on any one country or event. We have covered history in over fifty different countries and have hired authors from around the globe to write them. (If you want to browse by country here you go)
We have written well over one hundred articles, with none of them going longer than three thousand words. Which may not seem like something to brag about, but we think it is. Because at Making Queer History we aren’t trying to find every scrap of information about a short list of events and people, we are looking to share as many stories as possible so you will find one to fall in love with and research more.
We do not intend to be someones only stop in the researching of queer history, we just want to be someones first step into some of the many stories we have researched over the years.
That is why we always work to recommend other resources and make sure that the sources at the end of our articles are mostly free for our audience to access.
While Making Queer History is not attempting to be everything for everyone, we try to have something for everyone.
With a podcast for the auditory learners, short articles for those who only have a little portion of their time to share with us, art sharing for the more visual learners, and a regular program that highlights other queer creators for people who want to broaden their range.
Most importantly, we admit that we don’t know everything, and try to admit when we get it wrong. We aren’t ashamed of the mistakes we have made, and are proud to have an audience that will point them out to us again and again. It is important for us to acknowledge when we don’t have all the answers, and we try to keep our focus on telling the stories of the queer community without a need to label every member.
We have included the stories of transgender, nonbinary, asexual, and aromantic people within our project and will continue to do so, and if you ask we will explain our reasons why to the best of our abilities.
If you are interested in anything you have just read, please check us out. We might have a story in our long list that will spark a desire to learn more about queer history, teach you something you didn’t already know, make you look at the queer community of today in a new way, or just make you smile.