GoFundMe Charity will match all donations up to $1,000. The catch? We have to raise $1,000 by May 5th.
Sharing LGBTQ+ stories helps people know they are not alone. Our voices are lifelines to those suffering in silence. Our stories are hope, healing, and courage for those who have none.
When I was a kid, I wanted to die.
Why? Everywhere I turned, I felt rejected. I was terrified of being myself. I was taught LGBTQ+ people are broken, brainwashed, and hell-bound.
I was about to end it all when, 13 years ago, I heard somebody openly and proudly talking about being queer. Their story saved my life.
VideoOut amplifies LGBTQ+ stories so that everyone can hear an LGBTQ+ person talking proudly about being queer.
We've recorded 400 stories from all over the United States. We produce storytelling events in some of the hardest places for LGBTQ+ folks.
These days, we're not able to travel to the places that need us most.
COVID-19 prevents us from going to our focus states: Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.
We're moving everything online. We may not be able to physically travel right now, but we can send our stories out into the world.
We are editing all the stories and making them freely available online, but we need your help. On average, each story takes about an hour and a half to edit. We can edit 50 stories in the next 30 days if you chip in. Each story is only $75.
In honor of the first LGBTQ+ story I heard 13 years ago, help us edit 13 stories with your gift of $1000. Can't do $1000? You can help us edit 5 stories with your donation of $375.
Or, if you and two friends, each donate $25, you can co-sponsor a story.
We can't wait to share these stories with you -- and with a world that needs them so desperately.
Thank you so much,
Jordan Reeves, Executive Director
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