Initiative to Chronicle LGBTQ+ Community and History

Source: Chronicle
Published: 2017-09-28
Summary: Chronicle visual storytelling platform launches initiative to crowdsource stories from LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations to tell the story and visual history of the community.

Chronicle, the new collaborative visual storytelling platform, has launched an initiative to crowdsource stories from LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations, creating a chronicle to tell the bigger story and visual history of the community.

People and organizations add photographs with descriptive details directly to the LGBTQ+ chronicle (currently 1948 -- present) timeline to help build and be part of the story. The result is an informative resource and ongoing record that strengthens the community.

Current participants include organizations and activists such as Gwen Smith, founder of National Transgender Day of Remembrance; Aydian Dowling, first trans man on the cover of Men's Health; and young YouTube influencer Are They Gay.

"One of the unique challenges with the LGBTQ+ community is that our history is often hidden away and forgotten," noted Gwen Smith.

"Having a platform like the LGBTQ+ chronicle for showcasing our images and stories gives us a chance to bring our tales out into the light, and give a rich, detailed look into our lives."

Multiple moderators are joining to curate content for the chronicle to ensure quality, accuracy, and inclusivity. With each photo added, users can include details like title, description, location, and tags to document that moment in history within the larger story.

"The LGBTQ+ chronicle is an open platform where the entire community can document and share the visual history and current events," said Steven McBride, Founder/CEO of Chronicle. "There was no single visual record where everyone could come together to chronicle their story. We created Chronicle for this purpose-- to benefit the greater community."

Chronicles and their individual images can both be easily shared through social media. Users can freely embed the full LGBTQ+ chronicle into their websites and blogs using the open API and embed code.

LGBTQ+ advocates, organizations, journalists, and individuals are invited to add their noteworthy photos to the LGBTQ+ chronicle to be a part of the collaborative visual narrative. The chronicle can be accessed at

Chronicle is a free, mobile-first visual storytelling platform and community that empowers users with shared experiences, passions, and causes to record their stories, together. For more information, visit the Chronicle website at or get the free iOS app at

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