The Pennsylvania LGBT History Network is presenting a workshop, Teaching LGBTQ+ History in Pennsylvania, on Wednesday August 4, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

Designed for social studies and history teachers, Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) student organization advisors, and consultants and students in the education field, the workshop will provide opportunities for attendees to find LGBTQ+ history resources in Pennsylvania and beyond; get ideas from examples of lesson plans, curricula and topics; and learn how to create their own customized lesson plans for their students.

The workshop agenda is attached and will include a series of presentations by archivists and educators leading a tour of digital archival collections and online exhibits in LGBTQ+ history with a particular focus on Pennsylvania. These sources provide access to documents, photographs and other materials for creating lessons in LGBTQ+ history. The second part of the agenda will include presentations by teachers and educators of sample lesson plans and curricula they have created. There will be a presentation about National History Day in PA projects with an LGBTQ+ theme. The final section of the agenda will be devoted to creating lesson plans in LGBTQ+ history using online tools and other resources.

This virtual workshop is free of charge and will be accessed over Zoom. To register and receive the Zoom invitation, use this link: For general inquiries, contact me at my contact information below. Feel free to share this information with anyone who you feel may be interested in this workshop.

The mission of the PA LGBT History Network is to engage people in discovering Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ+ history, historic sites, history projects, artifacts and archival collections, and to facilitate collaboration between the organizations, institutions and individuals that provide stewardship of this heritage. 

We accomplish our mission by holding regular meetings, facilitating communications, collaborating, and creating opportunities to share information, collections, resources, exhibits and programs.

There are currently about 500 people in our Network. To join our Network, send an email to We are also on Facebook at There is no cost to join.

For more information contact: Barry Loveland,; 717-343-4568