Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History

Established: 1978. Affiliate Since: 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 Tennessee
615 McCallie Ave., 408 Brock Hall, Dept. 2052
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Primary Contact: Will Kuby,


Yaari Felber-Seligman
City Coll., NY
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Jerry Watkins
Coll. of William and Mary

Executive Director
Will Kuby
Univ. of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Website Editor
Kevin C. Quin
Cornell Univ.

Review Editor
Caroline Radesky
Univ. of Iowa

Updated 3/5/24