Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History

Established: 1978. Affiliate since December 1980. Membership: 250. Annual dues: Student/Underemployed: $10; Regular Income under $40,000 per year: $20; Regular Income over $40,000 per year: $40; Lifetime: $300(dues calculated in US dollars).

Statement of Purpose: To promote the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history by facilitating communication among scholars in a variety of disciplines working on a variety of contexts, periods, and cultures. The CLGBTH publishes newsletters, runs a mentoring program, and sponsors sessions on LGBTQ history at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. It encourages the development of specialized courses as well as the inclusion of LGBTQ content in general history courses. It promotes local history archives and projects and coordinates activities with other professional caucuses. CLGBTH also seeks to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ historians, in keeping with AHA policies.

Annual Meeting: Part of the AHA annual meeting

Publication: CLGBTH Newsletter


Find more information in the AHA Directory Online

Committee on LGBT History
Dept. of History, Univ. of Nevada
1664 N. Virginia St., MS 0046
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: 775.682.6482

Primary Contact: Emily Hobson,


Julio C. Capo
Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

Emily K. Hobson
Committee on LGBT History

Emily Skidmore
Texas Tech Univ.

Book Review Editor
April R. Haynes
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Newsletter Editor
Daniel Royles
Florida International Univ.

Updated 8/19/20