About this Collection
The LGBTQ+ Politics and Political Candidates Web Archive captures digital content related to LBGTQ+ political candidates and political issues and topics at various levels of government, with a focus on lesser-known local and state politics. This archive preserves a representative sample of what is being called "The Rainbow Wave," which refers to the previously unprecedented number of LGBTQ+ identified candidates openly running for office. These websites provide a record of individuals attempting historic firsts in American politics. In many cases, these individuals are or are attempting to become the first LGBTQ+ identified candidate to run for or hold the office being sought. In addition, as LGBTQ+ political issues are evolving rapidly, a representative sample of LGBTQ+ political and legal organizations, media, and rhetoric are likewise included here.
Collection Period: July 2018 to present (this is an ongoing archive).
Frequency of Collection: Sites in the collection were targeted for capture weekly, monthly, quarterly, twice-yearly, yearly, or once.
Languages: Collection material in English.
Acquisition Information: Sites have been added incrementally since the project began and will continue to be added as they are identified.