Documenting LGBTQ History

Preservation Maryland will lead a collaborative of academic, municipal, and community stakeholders in a statewide strategy to document and  include the important and lasting contributions of Maryland’s LGBTQ community and the places associated with their lives with new and updated nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Problem

There are only 15 historic sites recognized for LGBTQ history out of a collection of 1.8 million contributing resources, buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects, on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Fix

Preservation Maryland will convene a Maryland LGBTQ Collaborative to lead a statewide strategy for identifying and documenting places of importance to LGBTQ Marylanders and their contributions to society. This work will inform amendments and additions to the National Register of Historic Places.


LGBTQ America HistoryPin Map
National Park Service

LGBTQ Heritage Theme Study
National Park Service

LGBTQ Heritage Initiative
Baltimore Heritage

Save History Today

The Six-to-Fix program allows Preservation Maryland to take direct action to fulfill its mission to protect the best of Maryland. Your donation helps provide technical assistance through Preservation Maryland staff and preservation experts to threatened and underutilized historic places – your donation has a direct impact on saving Maryland architecture and history.

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Be Part of the Fix

You can help. Six-to-Fix rallies the Maryland preservation community around discrete and necessary tasks and projects to advance each project. Folks with all skills and interests are encouraged to sign-up. You will receive periodic announcements with opportunities to participate, and we hope you can join us to save history together.

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