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George T. Nicola LGBTQ+ History Fellowship

The George T. Nicola LGBTQ+ History Fellowship is an educational collaboration between Pride Northwest and the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN), as well as local LGBTQ+ community historians.

The Fellowship honors the untiring work of local historian George T. Nicola, and seeks to uplift LGBTQ+ scholarship, foster public access to LGBTQ+ archives and illuminate the vibrant LGBTQ+ history of the state of Oregon.

Awarded annually, recipients receive a $2,000 stipend to support research which focuses on LGBTQ+ history in Oregon. Awardees also receive mentorship and guidance from community and academic historians around the region.

Awards are announced in January with final projects presented at a public celebration the following October.

Pride Northwest, Inc’s mission is to encourage and celebrate the positive diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
trans communities, and to assist in the education of all people through the development of activities that showcase
the history, accomplishments, and talents of these communities.

GLAPN works to collect, preserve, document, and share as much as we are able. We help individuals and groups
preserve their own historical data. We try to find a home for historically significant materials when they become
available. We also gladly partner with organizations in the community to publicize and celebrate the history of all
LGBTQ-identified minorities in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.