Seacoast NH LGBTQ+ Oral History Project

The NH Seacoast LGBT History Project was founded by Tom Kaufhold in 2015. Tom had been collecting papers, ephemera, and artifacts related to or created by the LGBTQ+ community on the Seacoast region of New Hampshire. To tell the story more fully, Holly Cashman, a professor at the University of New Hampshire, began collecting oral histories from the same community.

With the assistance of interns and student workers, Dr. Cashman conducted ten interviews over a six-year period. The team processed each interview and created indexes and transcripts. Interviewees, also called narrators, were found through flyers and by visiting with local LGBTQ+ social groups such as Seacoast Gay Men. Participants were given the option to provide their full name or a partial name. This project is ongoing and Dr. Cashman and her team will continue conducting interviews which will be added to this site.

Thanks to Holly Cashman, Tom Kaufhold, Aliya Sarris, Lily Pudlo, Zoe Dawson, the narrators, the interns, and the student workers who contributed to this project.

View the collections of the NH Seacoast LGBT History Project! Their video archive is available here: and the recordings of Women Singing OUT!, a lesbian-based choir, are available here
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