Joshua Burford is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Invisible Histories. Invisible Histories is a regional non-profit focused on the preservation, access, and research of the diverse Queer and Trans history of the American South. Josh is an award-winning historian, archivist, and educator with over 20 years of experience creating stronger communities for Queer and Transgender people across the U.S. He is perhaps best known for his work to preserve and make accessible the Queer history of the American South through the development of archival collections and oral histories. Josh is a nationally recognized educator and trainer who has worked with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, corporations, and non-profits to bring greater knowledge about the ways each can be more inclusive of diverse identities, engage in self-evaluation about best practices, and can create pathways for increased retention of minority individuals. Josh finished his Master’s degrees in 2006 with an MA in American Studies (with a concentration in LGBT history of the late 20th century) as well a Masters in Library and Information Studies. A historian and archivist by training, In 2019 Josh was selected by NBC as part of their Pride50 that honors 50 individuals who have shaped Queer history since Stonewall.