Sacramento LGBT History Project

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 volunteering for the History Project may email Jerry Sloan at, project coordinator.

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

Sacramento LGBTQ History panel discussion from summer 2017; 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.