Crowdfunding Queerstory — a free app that will tell Toronto’s LGBTQ history

A new project started by Year Zero One YZO, some of the folks behind the award-winning TXTilecity project (stories about Toronto’s textile heritage and a collaboration with our [murmur] project), are putting together Queerstory, a new app that will tell Toronto’s LGBTQ history and they’re looking for support. Consider checking out and supporting their Indiegogo campaign.

What is Queerstory?

By supporting our campaign with a donation – a small or large contribution – you will be joining the hundreds of people who are saying that this is an exciting and important project.  And your voice will be part of it.

Your support will help make this happen and will continue to position Toronto as a city of firsts:  the first Canadian city to pass an anti-discrimination hiring policies based on sexual orientation in 1979; performed the first same sex marriage in North America in 2003; and the first city in North America to host World Pride.  Queerstory will make it the first city to have a geo-locative walking tour app strictly dedicated to revealing the richly layered history of its LGBTQ community.

Why Queerstory?

By supporting our campaign with a donation – a small or large contribution – you will be joining the hundreds of people who are saying that this is an exciting and important project.  And your voice will be part of it.

Your support will help make this happen and will continue to position Toronto as a city of firsts:  the first Canadian city to pass an anti-discrimination hiring policies based on sexual orientation in 1979; performed the first same sex marriage in North America in 2003; and the first city in North America to host World Pride.  Queerstory will make it the first city to have a geo-locative walking tour app strictly dedicated to revealing the richly layered history of its LGBTQ community.

Where is the $ going?

Queerstory is well under way – for the last 6 months a talented group of writers, artists, researchers, videographers and editors have put in many volunteer hours to complete the first phase of the project. We have received a small grant that got us started and now we have the next hurdle – full production – and this Indiegogo campaign will support our efforts to complete the project in time for World Pride.

We need $60,000 to hire the camera crew to interview the people who were part of this history; we need editors to help edit the videos and stitch together the content.  We have a web developer/app coder who needs to get paid for his work and we need to promote this project – because it’s available for free download.

Your donation will pay for the camera crew, production expenses and our app coder.

And 10% of the money you donate will go to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA).