24.8.08

Gay into straight America


A fantastic voyage. Journey into people's hearts across America. Two women in a purple Suburban and trailer with a poodle. A spiritual awakening, touching lives. They are from Whatcom County!
See their video.

20.8.08

LGBTA at Western Washington University


The first openly gay organization in Bellingham that I am aware of. It is one of the first campus groups in the US. Started in 1969. Sponsored the first drag show to be held on a US. college campus in 1973. Mostly caters to students in their early 20s, but open to anyone. Has an office, discussion groups, provides speakers for classes, has an information library sponsors events such as educational films, lectures and art shows dealing with gay rights.

Office is room 515 Viking Union, Western Washington University. Phone 360-650-6120.

19.8.08

CPNWS Gay and Lesbian History and Archives Project


The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies is pleased to announce the CPNWS Gay and Lesbian History and Archives Project. It is our belief that the history of the GLBT community in Bellingham and the surrounding area is diverse, unique, and important.

The Center actively:

* Solicits archival material (photographs, documents, publications, posters, and other printed material). This material is cataloged and accessible to researchers through the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.

* Conducts Oral History Interviews.

* Generates public programs, such as exhibits, workshops, and publications to disseminate the collective experience uncovered in the collecting process.

If you are interested in sharing your memories of the local gay and lesbian community, or you wish to donate photographs, drawings, videos, publications, or other materials, please contact Center For Pacific Northwest Studies and ask about the GLBT Collection.

Center For Pacific Northwest Studies main site

Some of the GLBT collections at the Center include:

Gay and Lesbian Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection:

Robert Ashworth collection on the Union of Sexual Minorities Center of Western Washington University, 1975-1984:

Hands Off Washington Whatcom County Coalition Records:

Motherlode Records.

13.8.08

Leather, Levi and Bear Social


Monthly gathering of men who like Leather, Kink, and Unabashed Masculinity. Info 360.380.6409