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Support Outspoken: Oral History from LGBTQ Pioneers

Telling their stories . . . saving our history

"Help fund Outspoken: Oral History from LGBTQ Pioneers! Pitch in if you can and help preserve the voices of those whose shoulders we stand on. . . . Can't overstate how valuable these testimonies are."


Dustin Lance Black


Academy Award winning screenwriter, Milk, 2008

Creator, TV Mini-Series, When We Rise, 2017

Outspoken: Oral History from LGBTQ Pioneers is a nonprofit corporation with IRS tax-exempt status.


Outspoken: Oral History from LGBTQ Pioneers was originally named Outoud: Oral History from LGBTQ Pioneers and was launched in 2013 through Kickstarter with the initial donors listed below who made this project possible. All subsequent donors will be included on this website page, as well. Sponsoring Donors contribute $1000; Major Donors contribute $500. Other donations begin as low as $5.00.

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Daniel F. Garvin

Donald Gerardi

Linda Gillen

Taro Gold

Peter Goldblum

Donna Gottschalk

Patricia R. Graham

Ellen M. Hayden

Karla Jay

Dave Johnson

Thomas F. Jones, IV

Sue Katz

Giles Kotcher

Andrew Kryjejko








Paola Bacchetta

Gene Bivens

Warren Blumenthal

Richard Bradbury

Perry Brass

Karl Buchberg

David Budinger

Paul Chaplin

Kristine Cottom

Allan Dansky

Denise Duarte

Jonna Faulkner

Robert and Ursula Garrett



Kenneth Kit Lamug

Richard Landman

Jeff Lettiere

Jane Lipman

Andrea Lurie

Ed Madden

Elaine Magalis

Sheila Manyum

Mark McManus

Mark Meinke

Manuel R. Merjil

Debra Moldavan

Millo Molina

Melanie Nelson






Christopher Phelps

Trina Porte

Jackson R. Pope, III

Bob Rogers

Steve Rossman

Tristan Angel Reese

Barry Safran

Caleb Sayan

Robert L. Schlegel

David Shanton

Joseph Shapiro

Barry Safran

Martha A. Shelley

Ken Schneck

Stephanie Schroeder






Dennis Siple

Jason Skinner

Paula Super

Thor Stockman

Jane L. Troy

Jessica Troy

Justin Varney

George Waffle

Richard Weismann

Allen Young

Lillian Zaiger






Richard Bradbury

Glenorchy P. Campbell




Nicholas F. Benton

Elizabeth Clifford

Ira Helf

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