The Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society announced the
launch of its own YouTube channel Friday. The channel
will build a growing archive of historical GLBT video
clips that will be accessible to the public.
"We are thrilled to dig into the trove of our
extensive archive and netcast historic queer video to
the world," said GLBT Historical Society
executive director Terence Kissack in a statement.
The first two features are currently up and
running on the channel. One commemorates the 25th
anniversary of the public mention of AIDS, while the
second video is called Sporting Life: LGBT Athletics and
Cultural Change From the 1960s to Today.
"These two clips are just the beginning of a
project that goes to the heart of the Historical
Society's mission to preserve and convey our
community's stories in accessible and powerful
ways," said Kissack.
YouTube is a Web site where individuals and
groups can share, view, and comment on videos. You can
view the GLBT Historical Society videos by visiting YouTube.com and typing "The GLBT
Historical Society" in the site's search engine.