Diversity Archive Project
We at TCC
are proud of publishing Diversity newspaper for over 25 years, making it one of the
longest-running LGBT-focused newspapers in the Western United States.
Diversity News is Idaho's only newspaper written for
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Ally (LGBTQIA)
communities. It covers issues and events that have an impact on
LGBTQIA population, Letters to the Editor, Reader Opinions,
advertising from LGBTQIA friendly businesses and a printed monthly
calendar of events. From local community events to nationwide
legislative bills, Diversity Magazine has kept Idaho’s LGBTQIA
community up to date with current events.
In this database you will find
individual articles relating to LGBTA people and organizations over
the last three decades. We hope that you will take note that this
“invisible” community has been alive and striving for equality
during that time
and for many years before. If you should have difficulty reading any
of the articles, they are available for viewing on microfilm in the
Special Collections Department at Albertson’s Library at BSU.
As part of
our community involvement, TCC collaborates with Boise
Service Learning Program. This program offers students real-life
experience in the subjects they are study, while offering the
facilities involved much needed resources and support. This archive
was originated through a Service Learning Project for a group from the
Spring Gender 300 class taught by Melissa Wintrow. Students Brian
Lopez, Bailey McCandless, and Kelly Nielson
spent many hours
reviewing editions of Diversity at TCC
and scanning articles into pdf format at BSU.
They also organized a campus display for the page’s launching, as well
as created a FaceBook page to promote the site. The project was
facilitated by former Diversity Editor, Amy Stinnett.
It is our hope that others will add to this project in the
years to come, as there are many articles that deserve public viewing
that could not be included due to time and resource constraints.
like to thank Alan Virta,
Department at BSU, for his assistance in this project,
as well as his inspirational work in researching and promoting Idaho
LGBT history. We would also like to thank Melissa Wintrow for bringing this great group of students together for the
benefit of TCC, as well as the community at large, in publishing the
articles for the general public to access over the internet.
Abby Wolford is
Executive Editor. If you would like to know more about Diversity or
wish to volunteer to help with
please call 336-3870 or e-mail
Take me to the Diversity News Archive!