The History Project

The History Project — established in 1980 by a group of historians, activists and archivists — is the only group focused exclusively on preserving the history of Boston’s LGBT community, and on making that history accessible to future generations. This research and preservation is of paramount importance for the LGBT community, which is often excluded from history. In fact, some historians —whether deliberately or negligently— have taken steps to hide or obscure the nature of those contributions.

Neal Kane is a long-standing board member of The History Project, one of the nation’s leading LGBT history organizations. He was the editor of the group’s bestselling book Improper Bostonians and served as the board's chair for over 10 years. He is a member of the advisory board of the Boston chapter of AIGA, the national association for design. Neal has received numerous awards for his work, and has served as a guest lecturer at many institutions and as an adjunct faculty member at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He holds an AB in comparative literature from Brown University.

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