Queer Terrains

Queer Terrains is an ongoing project that places and contextualizes materials from ONE Archives at the USC Libraries on an interactive map. Using the map you can get a glimpse of the breadth and depth of ONE Archives’s collections and explore Los Angeles LGBTQ history. Bars, clubs, shops, and all types of meeting places have been mapped from over 50 different publications and archival sources.

This initial map has over 1,000 different locations that span across Los Angeles history from 1900 to the present. We are actively working on preparing a dataset that researchers can use it to make their own maps, visualizations, and help to contextualize LGBTQ histories.

This map is made available via a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License.