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Our Next Board Meeting

On Sunday, June 18 the Board of Directors of the GLBT History Museum is scheduled to meet at The Center beginning at 3:30 p.m.. Help save our local History.  DROP OFF YOUR LGBT MEMORABILIA for the Museum at that time.  ...

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Parliament House Documentary

Production has recently been completed on "40 Years of the Parliament House".  The video made its debut during the Parliament House's 40th anniversary celebration in July.  It includes interviews with patrons and employees ov...

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Our Museum is Virtual

We are both a virtual and a mobile museum. You are now visiting the virtual museum. The GLBT History Museum is a non-profit public charity and was formed to collect, archive and share the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender h...

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Our Museum is Mobile

Mobile exhibits, with one or more displays, are available upon request for installation at your business, organization or event.  Mobile exhibits typically are set up and shown for a short period of time, e.g., a week or so and up to a month. &n...

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Founders of the GLBT History Museum

2010. Founding members of the GLBT History Museum: Dr. Ken Kazmerski, President; Dawn Rosendahl, Vice President; Robert Kinney, Secretary; Russell Evans, Treasurer; David Bain, Director of the Virtual Museum; Cheryl Turner, Director of the Mo...

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Become a Volunteer

The GLBT History Museum of Central Florida wouldn’t exist without our volunteers who work in the  Archives each month and who help to preserve our history for the next generation. Wouldn’t you like to join us?  Just click the Contact Us button and le...

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Become a Member

Become a member and show your support of our services(*).  There really is something for everyone. We hope you will join our family. This is your history. $25.00 Individual $35.00 Family (at the same address) $50.00 Non-Profit $100.0...

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YouTube Channel

We have activated a YouTube account to host all of our video files.  You can see them by clicking on the following link. http://www.youtube.com/GayOrlandoHistory Or we will embed the videos so you can just click on them like the one below.&nbs...

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Archive Passes 9000 images!

The GLBT History Museum's Photo Archive now contains over 9,000 submitted images. Wow, that is a lot of scanning!  Yet, we want more.  Please consider donating your photographs. HELP TO PRESERVE OUR LOCAL HISTORY.  There are st...

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Parliament House Motor Inn

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    As part of the research I did for the 40 Years of the Parliament House documentary, I uncovered a great deal of information about the Parliament House Motor Inn chain.  Many only the know the Parliament House as a gay resort in Orlando, but prior to 1976, it was the first in a fledgling chain of motor inns that one day hoped to become a nationwide competitor to the Holiday Inn franchise.

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    The Parliament House Motor Inn chain was started by Kansas City, MO investors Ned Eddy and his sons Ned, Jr. and James.  They started in the food and beverages business running the successful Eddy’s Restaurant in Kansas City, MO. They gave the Parliament House properties an English royalty theme with the slogan, "Built for the House of Lords...priced for the House of Commons." Their goal was a 9 city chain by 1964.  They never made their goal and filed for bankruptcy on June 8, 1965 when they claimed to operate 8 properties.   They listed liabilities of $5 million in the court filings.  We have been able to identify 7 of the 8 Parliament House locations.  Here is what we know about them.

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GLBT History Museum YouTube Channel

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1989 Bob Hope GLAAD Public Service Announcement

In 1988, Bob Hope created this PSA for GLAAD. After much persuassion by GLBT activist Michael Wanzie, it was eventually aired in Central Florida on WMFE in 1989.


Come Out With Pride 2006
Come Out With Pride 2006
GayEscape Cruise Horse Race
GayEscape Cruise Horse Race
GayEscape I presents the Flirtations
GayEscape I presents the Flirtations
HBO - From the Earth to the Moon Parliament House Segment
HBO - From the Earth to the Moon Parliament House Segment

FACES Turnabout Night 3-17-1986
FACES Turnabout Night 3-17-1986
FACES Turnabout Night 3-17-1986
FACES Turnabout Night 3-17-1986
FACES Turnabout Night 3-17-1986
FACES Turnabout Night 3-17-1986
FACES Turnabout Night 3-17-1986
FACES Turnabout Night 3-17-1986

FACES Turnabout Night 3-17-1986
FACES Turnabout Night 3-17-1986
Hope Flanagan Lesbian Tongue Tricks Performance on GayEscape Cruise
Hope Flanagan Lesbian Tongue Tricks Performance on GayEscape Cruise
Voices ’94 Finale
Voices '94 Finale
1988 We The People News Story
1988 We The People News Story

We The People News Story
We The People News Story
Miss P Performing on GayEscape Cruise
Miss P Performing on GayEscape Cruise
1989 Tom Woodard Discrimination Coverage
1989 Tom Woodard Discrimination Coverage
1989 Bob Hope GLAAD Public Service Announcement
1989 Bob Hope GLAAD Public Service Announcement

Hot Summer Nights Tricylce Race Parliament House 1992
Hot Summer Nights Tricylce Race Parliament House 1992
Billy Manes Interview
Billy Manes Interview
Francis Milstead (Divine’s Mother)
Francis Milstead (Divine's Mother)
40 Years of Parliament House
40 Years of Parliament House

GLBSU at UCF - A History (Part One)
GLBSU at UCF - A History (Part One)
GLBSU at UCF - A History (Part Two)
GLBSU at UCF - A History (Part Two)
Emergence of Central Florida’s Gay Community - Amid a National Struggle...
Emergence of Central Florida's Gay Community - Amid a National Struggle...
National Coming Out Day - Celebrating the First 20 Years
National Coming Out Day - Celebrating the First 20 Years

Kathryn Dunlap’s Oral Histories of 12 Central Florida Activists
Kathryn Dunlap's Oral Histories of 12 Central Florida Activists
 

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