Oral History Project
The Lavender Effect’s LGBTQ Oral History Project (OHP) captures testimonies from members of the LGBTQ community and supportive allies who were integral participants or witnesses to a historic event or movement. These recordings will be produced at the highest standards possible (i.e., USC Shoah Foundation‘s guidelines).
The California Fair Education Act, due to take effect in 2015, will require public schools to implement curricula that teaches the contributions of LGBTQ people throughout history. The OHP will directly address this need by documenting living testimonies. Diverse personal stories empower LGBTQ youth and will help reduce bullying, depression, and suicides.
The OHP is being researched and produced by an experienced and professional team. Andy Sacher, Founding Executive Director, has worked for leaders in the entertainment industry including Disney, Steven Spielberg, and Jerry Bruckheimer. Andy is partnering with community activists, LGBTQ historians, and Evolution Media to interview the people that shaped the freedoms LGBTQ people enjoy today.
Digital testimonies will be utilized for educational programs and interactive exhibits. They will also be available to documentary filmmakers with the goal of reaching the broadest audience possible.
This project is made possible thanks to a generous grant from:
How YOU can help!
You can help preserve our history for future generations! Please click on the Contribute Now button above to make a tax-deductible donation. For more information about the OHP or for questions on how you can participate, please fill in the form below: