Celebrating and preserving Rochester's LGBTQIA+ community

The Roc Rainbow Rally was a multi-day event held in October 2023 that highlighted artifacts and stories from the LGBTQIA+ community. In spaces across the University, rally attendees participated in panel discussions, workshops, and learning sessions about object-oriented archiving and how artifacts help connect us to our histories and identities.

The Roc Rainbow Experience is a virtual LGBTQIA+ museum at the University of Rochester. It is inspired by Antonia Forster's groundbreaking work on the world's first LGBTQ+ VR Museum that is dedicated to celebrating artifacts, artwork, and stories of LGBTQ+ people. We intend to continue adding artifacts to the Roc Rainbow Experience. If you would like to contribute an item, please reach out to studiox@library.rochester.edu. 

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Completed Project