This project began in February 2009 in Wilton Manors Florida at a drop in Center Called Fusion. I was asked if I was interested in spearheading the project of names of men and women, gay and straight, who made significant contributions to the Gay Liberation Movement.

I had been very ill with strep throat that had gone into my kidneys and I was unable to do much of anything. I took on the project because I was alone and very afraid and it would keep me focused on something other than my illness. As time went on the wall project grew and I recovered. It presently has 120+ names on it and continues to grow. The wall has traveled to Augusta Georgia and in various venues in South Florida. 

To explain the wall in more detail, it is a series of 8x11 frames which have condensed one page biographies and a photograph of those who helped change culture and public opinion for gay, lesbian and transgendered persons. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be given to various gay and lesbian organizations. I feel that I have no right to make a profit off the hard work and sacrifices of those who came before me and those who are still fighting so that I can be who I was born to be.

I will be adding photographs of the wall and the complete listing of the names added thus far. This project continues to attract attention and as this website grows so will the wall.




150th Name being added to the nCOURAGEu Wall located at Fusion in Wilton Manors