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Help future generations know their history!
The GLBT History Museum of Central Florida actively collects material related to our community. We exist to preserve and share the past.
If youâ€™re still holding onto your organizationâ€™s records, have a bunch of old photographs piling up in the corner, or have some boxes in your attic or garage filled with old TWN's, LCN Express, or past issues of David Magazine, please consider donating them. You may have valuable pieces of our local GLBT history (photographs, documents, programs, souvenirs, mementos, and so forth) that can be displayed in exhibits and on our virtual museum website to educate others and to aid in research.
To make arrangements to make your donation, click the Contact Us button and send a note to any History Board member. You may also mail your donation to GLBT History Museum, P.O. Box 533376, Orlando, FL 32853-3376.
The GLBT History Museum of Central Florida would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support of our goals:
GOLD SPONSOR ($10,000+)
SILVER SPONSOR ($5,000+)
Metropolitan Business Association (Come Out With Pride)
BRONZE SPONSOR ($1,000+)
Two weeks ago, Frank asked me to speak to you about the history of the gay and lesbian community in Orlando. Three times this year, I have been asked to do this and frankly, I think you got the wrong man. Yes, I was there during a lot of great things during the last twenty-seven years. But, I did not, do not, and will not call myself a leader. I did what I could with the help of some fantastic men and women that shared a common dream. From the seeds of small successes and failures, great trees have grown.
What I will tell you is about the dreams and courage of some wonderful men and women.
But first I must tell you what it was like in June of 1969 when two momentous events occurred in America. One was when a man, in New York City, wearing a dress, refused to "go downtown." He planted his heels and shouted, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore." The other event occurred when a slim, trim and bald Charlie Hogan
OK visitors, lets share some brain power. We are trying to come up with a comprehensive list of female impersonators who have appeared in the Central Florida Area.
I'll start with a few, then everyone needs to post a comment with all you can remember. I'll then post the final list in the History Forum.
I'll start with the easy ones:
Carmela Marcella Garcia
Lori Del Mar
Now it is your turn. Please chime in.