4 organizations are now collecting stories for advocacy and archives:
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is now offering you the opportunity to share your story: What is your experience as an LGBT consumer or advocate or provider?
As part of its campaign to educate Arizonans about discrimination against LGBTQ people, the ACLU of Arizona is collecting stories from LGBTQ and allied Arizonans who have experienced discrimination. Denied housing because of sexual orientation or gender identity? Refused service in a restaurant or other public business because of being LGBT? Stories of discrimination will help the effort to pass non-discrimination legislation in Arizona.
Do you identify as a lesbian? Are you at least 70 years old? If so, the Old Lesbians Oral Herstory Project (OLOHP) would LOVE to hear your life story! OLOHP has been collecting the stories of “old lesbians” since 1997, documenting the unique experiences of women born in the first half of the twentieth century. Your personal life story will be added to the collection of over 400 other women’s stories being archived for research purposes at Smith College.
You will receive a bound copy of your story, which includes a transcript of your one-on-one interview and any photos or other documents that you would like included that illustrate or supplement your narrative. All interviews are confidential, and you can choose the conditions under which the project can use material from your interview.
If you are interested in sharing your story, OLOHP will be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have. Contact: Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org, Beck at email@example.com or Judi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
91.3 KXCI Community Radio invites the LGBTS community to share coming out and related personal stories. The LGBTS Alliance Fund administered by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has made possible Outloud and Proud, a mini program devoted to sharing the stories of the LGBT/S community on 91.3 KXCI Community Radio. Each contributor tells her/his story in a five minute piece broadcast on KXCI. Rick Small is host and producer.
Interested in sharing your story?
Email email@example.com or call (520) 834-7342.
Outloud and Proud airs:
- Sundays 11:55am
- Mondays 6:55am
- Tuesdays 11:55am
- Thursdays 4:55am
- Fridays 2:55pm & 7:55pm