Qistory is hosting a series of public panels on local LGBTQ+ history and community voices throughout the fall. Qistory is a project of Fresno’s Community Link dedicated to highlighting LGBTQ+ history in the Central Valley.

Qistory was founded by the late and great Jeffery Robinson. It was his passion for preserving Fresno and the Central Valley’s LGBTQ history that the “Mapping Queer Fresno” project sprang forth. Qistory will be hosting a series of filmed public talks in the fall of 2022 with historians, activists, and community members on the local LGBTQ+ History of Fresno. Topics include the history of the Tower District and the Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade, Transgender and Nonbinary Histories of Fresno, LGBTQ+ Social Spaces and Bars, The History of HIV & AIDS in Fresno, The Imperial Dove Court, and Queer Indigenous, Black, and Communities of Color Activism and History.

These talks will be open to the public and will be digitally recorded to be put on the new Qistory website that is currently in development and will be publicly launched in March 2023. As a way to create a more interactive way to engage with local Queer history, Qistory’s website will be creating a digital map of Fresno in which visitors can engage with local spots of queer history, listen to oral histories, and explore an extensive archive of uploaded photographs, writings, news articles, and other materials. This map will continue to grow as Qistory gathers more materials.

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