Queering the Collection is a project born out of curiosity and a passion for people. Our goal is to be inclusive of all voices, all queer folks, all backgrounds. We are continuing to meet this goal by conducting more oral histories from people in our community. We have dedicated much time and effort to creating a safe and welcoming space to those who volunteered their time to speak to us, and we are endlessly grateful for their contributions. From trans advocates to HIV+ writers, we strive to present the fullest picture of not only Lafayette's LGBTQ+ community, but of Louisiana's queer community at large.