In recent years, GALA has also strengthened its commitment in areas such as education and movement-building. Through our different areas of work, GALA makes an important contribution to the achievement and development of the human rights of LGBTI people on the continent, and to social justice more broadly.
The GALA Archives programme was set up to serve the needs of rigorous academic research on LGBTIQ issues while maintaining a dual role as a repository of community histories and cultural artefacts. The archives are custodian of a large number of individual and organisational archival collections that document the history, culture and contemporary experiences of LGBTI people from many parts of the continent.—- From secret diaries and steamy love letters, to personal photograph albums and racy home movies, to formal documents from political and other organisations, to oral sources that detail social, political, legal, cultural and religious aspects of LGBTI life, to news clippings, to vintage magazines, frocks and wigs, to posters â€¦
As the only dedicated LGBTIQ archive facility in Africa, GALA is committed not only to preserving individual and community histories but also to ongoing knowledge production and dissemination.