OUTWORDS is the first national effort to capture the stories of LGBTQ+ pioneers and elders all over America. To Celebrate Our Past & Protect Our Future.

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April Newsletter

Dear OUTWORDS friends,

I hope you and yours are faring well. It’s a tough time, isn’t it? Maybe like a lot of you, I have good days and really not good days. I want to share one message I found encouraging recently (left). Perhaps it’ll be helpful to you...

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March Newsletter

Dear OUTWORDS friends,

We wish you comfort, safety, sustenance and peace during this very challenging time.

Here at OUTWORDS, we have been struck in recent weeks with the importance of the mission that has been entrusted to us...

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February Newsletter

Dear OUTWORDS friends,

It’s a busy time for our American democracy. No matter where we reside on the political map, we can all agree that the heart of our democracy is VOTING. I was heartened to read this news item today, highlighting a successful North Dakota...

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THE BOOK OF PRIDE
LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World

By Mason Funk

Meet the leaders and activists on the front lines of the LGBTQ movement, from the 1960's to the present, through stunning interviews and compelling black and white photographs compiled and presented by OUTWORDS. The 75 individuals featured in THE BOOK OF PRIDE - including marriage pioneer Evan Wolfson, trans icon Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Stonewall-era rabblerouser Mark Segal and legendary Anti-DADT activist Grethe Cammermeyer - fought...

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The Book of Pride