Queer and Trans Viet Oral History Project


ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants


The Queer and Trans Viet Oral History Project is an ongoing intergenerational multilingual oral history documentation digital media project organized and spearheaded by Viet Rainbow of Orange County (VROC). It is the first oral history project in the United States to center the multifaceted experiences of multigenerational LGBTQ+ Viet Americans. The primary purpose of this project is to expand VROC’s existing Oral History Project through three central means: (1) to develop an accessible, multilingual digital repository website to house VROC’s oral histories, (2) to build the VROC oral history team’s digital literacy and Vietnamese language capacity, and (3) to digitize thousands of historical photographs of LGBTQ Vietnamese diasporic experiences from the 1980s.