Oral History Project

The Lavender Effect’s Oral History Project (OHP) captures video 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).

OHP Slide Collage 2014

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. We believe that teaching LGBTQ history through the telling of diverse stories helps empower LGBTQ youth as well as reduce bullying, depression, and suicides.

LGBTQ & Allied Pioneers in the OHP Collection Include:

(Click on thumbnails / names below to view)

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IVY BOTTINI,  REV. MALCOLM BOYD,  BETTY DEGENERES,

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DURK DEHNER,  DR. DON KILHEFNER,  DR. STEVE KRANTZ,

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SHEILA KUEHL,  ALLEN PAGE,  ROLAND PALENCIA,

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REV. DR. TROY PERRY,  BILL ROSENDAHL,  JEWEL THAIS-WILLIAMS,

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MARK THOMPSON,  DR. VIRGINIA URIBE,  MIA YAMAMOTO.

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VIEW YCAW INTERVIEWS HERE

Full Transcripts are also available for purchase HERE.

The OHP is being researched and produced by an experienced and professional team. Andy Sacher, Founding Executive and Creative Director, has worked for leaders in the entertainment industry including Disney, Steven Spielberg, and Jerry Bruckheimer. Andy is partnering with  Evolution Media, academic advisors, and community activists to select and interview the pioneers of the LGBTQ and Allied Community. Digital testimonies will be utilized for educational instructioninteractive exhibits, documentaries, and more! It is THE LAVENDER EFFECT’s goal to reach and educate the broadest audience possible.

This project is made possible thanks to generous support from:

PLATINUM SPONSORS ($50,000 or more)

     EVOLUTION LOGO 2014

GOLD SPONSORS ($10,000 or more)

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How YOU can help!

You can help preserve more valuable video histories for future generations!  Click on the DONATE button above to make your tax-deductible gift. For more information about the OHP or for questions on how you can participate, please sign up for our email list and/or email info@thelavendereffect.org