June 19, 2021

LGBTQ Institute’s “OutTV Atlanta” Video Recordings Made Available Online By Georgia State University Library

From Georgia State University:

The LGBTQ Institute’s Mike Maloney Collection of “OutTV Atlanta” video recordings  has been made available online by the Georgia State University Library.

The recordings provide a glimpse into the life and times of LGBTQ people and organizations at the turn of the century in the American South.

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The digital collection contains 228 digitized tapes of raw footage created in the process of making the show. It is available thanks in part to the Digital Library of Georgia’s Competitive Digitization grant program.

“OutTV Atlanta,” which ran from 1999-2001, was a half-hour weekly news and entertainment show for LGBTQ communities that aired in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga. As producer of the show, Maloney saw most press coverage of LGBTQ life involved nightclubs and drag queens. He sought to widen media focus on “ordinary” gay people who were social workers, attorneys and members of the community. Nightclubs and drag queens are also represented in the collection, including such luminaries as the Lady Chablis, RuPaul and local legend Charlie Brown.

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Direct to “OutTV Atlanta” Digital Collection

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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