The UMBC LGBTQ+ Oral History Project seeks to gather stories of queer people at UMBC and in the larger Baltimore community as a way to preserve our histories. The collection currently has a particular focus on queer performance cultures in Baltimore and student experiences at UMBC. Student interviewers work with narrators to complete the oral history interviews, transcribe transcripts, and activate the oral histories with projects, including zines and podcast episodes. If you would like to get involved as an interviewer or narrator, please contact Dr. Kate Drabinski at