A Maryland-based company on Monday launched a mobile app which
seeks to document LGBT history.
Sarah Prager, the 26-year-old creator of the project, said that
users will receive daily updates on LGBT historical events that
happened on that date.
“Presenting LGBTQ history through this interactive medium is one
of the most engaging ways these stories have been shared with the
world,” Prager said in a press release.
“Events range from LGBTQ individuals' contributions to the arts
and sciences, watershed moments in the LGBTQ liberation movements,
milestones of the HIV epidemic, specific love stories from the last
several hundred years, significant court cases and executions, and
worldwide 'firsts' from the first transgender member of parliament's
election to the first time a same-sex wedding aired on a sitcom,”
the company said.
Historical entries are being curated by a team of volunteers from
around the world. The app currently contains over 750 events and the
team hopes to reach 1,000 by October in celebration of LGBT History
Quist combines the words “queer” and “history.”