The LGBT Institute brings dedicated programming to The Center on a quarterly basis, in addition to hosting annual events, including an academic symposium and The LGBT Institute Medals Gala, which honors individuals and organizations inspiring and creating change for the LGBT community.  Most of The LGBT Institute’s programming can be found in and around Atlanta, while the discussions sparked by The Institute are intended to make their way throughout online and real-world communities.  



The LGBT Institute’s Partners are organizations, institutions, and individuals who collaborate on programming and gather with us to explore critical issues to help advance LGBT civil and human rights around the world. They serve as our brain-trust for our programming and ensure that we are providing a quality,  global platform in which to highlight on-going work, scholarship, and collaboration. 

LGBT Affiliated Collections

The LGBT Institute assists in the cultivation of LGBT affiliated collections. We do this by working with local, national, and international historical projects that seek to preserve and tell the story of LGBT people and their efforts to secure and retain civil and human rights. The Institute will collect visual histories of LGBT past and current activists for The Center's visual history archives, and share them virtually to the public online. The LGBT Institute also assists The Center showcase historical items from affiliated LGBT archives for public viewing.