Intergenerational Conversations

THE LAVENDER EFFECT© invites educators and student groups to have intergenerational conversations with pioneers who lived the arc of LGBTQ+ history. Engage in an intergenerational discussion about the fight for equality in Southern California, and beyond. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the experiences, relationships, choices, sacrifices, and victories of LGBTQ+ Elders.

(Photo of Allen Page by Richard Neely, 2021)

In conjunction with Black History Month, Allen Page is our featured LGBTQ+ Elder for February. He lives his life at the intersection of Queer and Black heritages. Allen was documented by our Oral History Team in 2012 and has a fascinating history that is summarized HERE. He recently joined THE LAVENDER EFFECT’s Advisory Board and can be booked for a virtual Intergenerational Conversation by emailing

(2012 Models of Pride with Andy Sacher, Mia Yamamoto, Robert Patrick, Miki Jackson, Ivy Bottini, and Dr. Rev. Troy Perry)