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Most Influential 2015: Melissa Gohlke

Most Influential 2015: Melissa Gohlke

As a UTSA Special Collections library assistant, Melissa Gohlke has been building local LGBTQ archives for the past five years. Her master’s thesis was on the history of San Antonio’s queer community, and she “caught the bug” for conserving LGBT records after interning at the Happy Foundation Archives. Gohlke says working with special collections is

A brief history of SA’s queer media

San Antonio has had many queer publications over the decades, some lasting only a few months, others having remarkably long runs. 1970s This 1974 issue of Together Gay, a publication of the San Antonio Gay Community Center, provides an interesting example of how some queer San Antonians creatively responded to the challenges they faced. Gene