The LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana recently honored BreakOUT!, a local transgender youth activist group, at its annual Oracle Gala.
Each year the Archives Project honors an individual or an organization that has made a donation of historical materials to a local archival repository. Breakout! recently selected the Newcomb College Institute Archives as the oficial repository of its organizational records.
The Oracle Gala was held at the newly refurbished Joy theater and featured performances by the Carnival Kings and a silent auction. The event was emceed by Teddy Mars.
Founded in 2014, the Archives Project promotes and encourages the protection and preservation of materials that chronicle the culture and history of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community in Louisiana. Aiming to educate the public about the importance of historical preservation, the Archives Project also aims to share how individuals can safely entrust local archives with the care of the historical treasures they possess.
To learn more about the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana, visit https:// www.lgbtarchiveslouisiana.org/ or follow the organization on social media.