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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CURED Screening + Panel

published on Mar 24, 2021

Dear friends,

OUTWORDS is excited to invite you to a private virtual screening of the award-winning new
documentary CURED, which highlights a pivotal but little-known moment in LGBTQ history when activists rose up to challenge a formidable institution — and won! The film will be available to screen online from April 5-12. There also will be a live Q&A about the film on April 8th at 5 pm PT.

Described as “fascinating” (Hollywood Reporter), “riveting” (The Queer Review) and “one...

February Newsletter

published on Feb 26, 2021
Dear OUTWORDS community,

We hope you and yours are as safe and well as is possible right now, in light of the ongoing COVID pandemic and also the brutal cold that has been gripping large swaths of America in recent weeks. As always, we remember our front-line workers and caregivers, communities of color who have been especially hard hit during the pandemic, and those who have perished. And we express gratitude for our lives and health, and we are equally grateful for YOU, our OUTWORDS...

"Celebrating California's Transgender Pioneers" Webinar

published on Jan 13, 2021
Dear OUTWORDS friends,

On Tuesday, January 19, at 5pm Pacific Time please join us for our next online event:

GOLDEN: Celebrating California's Transgender Pioneers

Event is free & open to the public; register on Zoom at: bit.ly/goldenwebinar

For decades, Marcus Arana, Jamison Greene, and Mia Yamamoto have been instrumental to the trans movement in California and beyond. Join OUTWORDS for a dynamic look back and ahead, moderated by Gender Talk founders and co-hosts Nancy Nangeroni and Gordene...

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