Pioneers of Pride – 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 are produced at the highest standards available and utilize Shoah Foundation‘s guidelines.
The California Fair Education Act that took effect in 2015 requires public schools to implement curricula that teaches the contributions of LGBTQ+ people to society. The OHP content addresses this need by documenting living testimonies and making them available to the public. Teaching LGBTQ+ history through diverse stories helps empower LGBTQ+ youth, as well as reduce bullying, depression, and suicides. Full interviews can be rented and streamed at http://vimeo.com/thelavendereffect/vod_pages.
(Click on thumbnails below to view interview highlights)
Full Interview Transcripts are available to 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 entertainment industry leaders including Disney, Steven Spielberg, and Jerry Bruckheimer. Andy partnered with Evolution Media, academic advisors, and community activists to select and interview the pioneers of the LGBTQ+ and allied Community. Digital testimonies are utilized for educational instruction, interactive exhibits, documentaries, and more. It is Team Lavender’s goal to reach, educate, and inspire the broadest audience possible.
This project is made possible thanks to generous support from
PLATINUM SPONSORS ($50,000 or more)
GOLD SPONSORS ($10,000 or more)
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 email@example.com