In partnership with the Savannah LGBT Center, the Municipal Archives has digitized and made available to the public for research First City Network's Network News. First City Network (FCN), Georgia's oldest LGBTQ organization, was started in the 1980s in Savannah. Originally working from the living rooms of its members, FCN steadily grew, moving into church spaces and then an office on Savannah's south side, before establishing the LGBT Center in midtown Savannah. The mission of FCN is "to enhance and sustain the well-being of LGBT individuals and their allies by providing educational, social, and health related activities, programs and services. FCN will serve as an essential resource; advocating for civil and human rights; and supporting, promoting and embracing the cultural diversity that connects us into one community." FCN maintains a hard archives of the FCN Network News newsletter dating back to circa 1986. Network News documents the advocacy and activities of FCN and the history of Savannah's LGBTQ community.
Credit Line: Courtesy of the City of Savannah Municipal Archives on behalf of the Savannah LGBT Center/First City Network.