The Gay Ohio History Initiative collects, preserves and shares the history and culture of LGBTQ+ Ohioans. GOHI began in 2005, when Outlook Media donated a full run of Outlook periodicals to the Ohio History Connection.

Today, GOHI’s work takes many forms, including building unique archival and museum collections, offering educational programs, recording oral histories and developing relationships with LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations across the state.

GOHI is one critical way the Ohio History Connection fulfills its mission to Spark Discovery of Ohio's Stories by embracing the present, sharing the past and transforming the future.

In 2023, we embarked on a three-year project to diversify Ohio’s historical markers to include ten new stories of LGBTQ+ Ohioans. Have an idea? We want to hear it! Reach out to us below.

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Ohio History Connection
800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
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