This page is for sources for LGBTQ history of the Palouse and broader Pacific Northwest.
The Evergreen: The local student newspaper hosted the debates over gender and sexuality. Click here to see articles on queer subjects published in the Evergreen before 1999. Note that despite being over 600 items this is not inclusive of all that was published on the issue.
Idaho Queered Project: This is a collaboration between the Center for Digital Scholarship and Learning at the University of Idaho and Denise Bennett. It consists of a collection of videos of interviews with queer people in Idaho about their past and current experiences living as a queer person in the state. You can find out more about this at: https://www.lib.uidaho.edu/queered/
The Argonaut: The University of Idaho student newspaper, is also digitized. While search functionality is more limited than with the Evergreen, a small sampling of the articles which discuss gay issues can be found by clicking here (links to an outside webpage)
Organizational Files: This project is open to digitizing some local organizations' files. If you are involved with an organization doing work for the LGBTQ community, or have records about the community's history in the Palouse, please view the Get Involved page by clicking here.
Sweet Land of Liberty: Moscow/Pullman Gay Community: This is a documentary created by Mike Kirk and first aired on KUID-TV in April 1974. The documentary features interviews with members of the Palouse lesbian and gay community, including members of the Northwest Gay People’s Alliance and Washington State University Gay Awareness Committee. The film discuses life and politics living as gay or lesbian in a small rural era in the early 1970s. You may be able to obtain a copy of the film by searching at https://www.worldcat.org/title/sweet-land-of-liberty-the-moscowpullman-gay-community/oclc/44552740.