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Political Notes: CA state library announces $750K in LGBTQ history grants

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LGBTQ history projects across the Golden State, from digitizing periodicals and films to preserving archival material related to gay rodeos and Santa Cruz's LGBTQ community, are receiving $750,000 in grant funding from the California State Library.

It is the second time since 2019 that the state has allocated funds to such projects.Three years ago state lawmakers allocated $500,000 toward the Preserving California's LGBTQ History grant program.

The bulk of the funds went to projects in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, such as nearly $15,000 awarded to the UCSF Archives and Special Collections for its "Documenting the LGBTQ Health Equity Movement in California" project.A request from LGBTQ archival groups that state leaders renew the $500,000 in the fiscal year that began July 1, 2020, was denied, as previously noted by the Bay Area Reporter.

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