By M. Springate
In the fifty years since the National Historic Preservation Act was enacted, a number of communities have been underrepresented in the National Park Service’s list of National Historic Landmarks (NHL) and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Among these are the Latina/Latino, African American, Women’s, Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American, and LGBTQ communities. As of this writing in 2016, LGBTQ sites make up .08 percent of the 2,500 NHLs and .005 percent of the more than 90,000 places on the NRHP. This comprehensive collection of essays on LGBTQ experience and history work to assert and demand recognition of the rights of the LGBTQ community as citizens under the law and the constitution.
Springate, M. “LGBTQ American: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer History” Washington D.C: National Park Foundation, National Park Service, 2016.