The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) is hosting a lunchtime event this week to hear about Alabama’s LGBTQ history. "Invisible No More: Alabama’s LGBTQ+ History" is the headline for the department’s June Food for Thought event on June 15.

Dr. Maigen Sullivan, the Invisible Histories Project (IHP) co-founder, will be the presenting speaker. Sullivan, a UAB graduate, describes herself on Twitter as a “Potty mouthed hillbilly.” Sullivan will discuss some of the state’s key figures in gay history.

"In this presentation, Dr. Maigen Sullivan of the Invisible Histories Project (IHP) will discuss Alabama’s LGBTQ+ history, focusing on lesser-known individuals, locations, and occurrences that have played a significant role in shaping the cultural landscape of our state," an advertisement on the ADAH website states.

The ADAH has partnered with IHP and serves as a repository.

On ADAH’s Board of Trustees is Gov. Kay Ivey and consists of two members from each congressional district. The board meets once a year.

The Food for Thought lunchtime event will be at noon at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in the Joseph M. Farley Alabama Power Auditorium in Montgomery. Admission is free.

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