Sacramento LGBT History Project

Started by community member Jerry Sloan, the purpose of the Sacramento LGBT History Project is to:

  1. Establish a LGBT time line for Sacramento.
  2. Collect Pictures, memorabilia of Sacramento LGBT events.
  3. Collect video oral histories.
  4. Publish a book with Sacramento LGBT history.
  5. Establish a visible archive with either Sac State, Sacramento Library, or the Crocker Museum.

Individuals interested in contributing to the History Project may email the library at

Community Stories

A History Of Lesbian Bars In Sacramento
by Cherie Gordon

1980 Motorcycle Club Grand Canyon Or Bust: 2300 Miles On Two Wheels
by Mike Walker

by Mike Walker

List of Sacramento bars
by Mike Walker

Past LGBTQ History Events

Flyer for event
History discussion on an unsung hero of The Civil Rights and Women’s Liberation Movements from summer 2017.


photo of author with old copy of advocate
Author Michael Helquist read from his book on Marie Equi, an early 20th century queer woman activist, in summer 2017. Helquist also wrote “The Helquist Report” for The Advocate in the 1980s, which updated the community on the AIDS Crisis.


Sacramento LGBTQ History panel discussion from summer 2016; pictured are (left to right): Michael Gorman, Jerry Sloan, Marghe Covino, George Raya, and Mike Walker


Lavender Library at the 2015 Archives Crawl, a yearly celebration and tour of archives in the Sacramento region.