Impact Stories

An oral history project gathering stories from the California LGBT community

Advisors and Consultants

Project Director
Glenne McElhinney
Oral Historian, Independent Researcher
San Francisco, CA

Academic Advisor
Ardel Thomas Ph.D.
Lesbian,Gay, Bisexual,Transgender Studies Department
City College of San Francisco

Project Support

Ann Britton
Graphics Designer
Banana Design
Corte Madera, CA

Paul Gabriel, M.A.
Community Historian
San Francisco, CA

Paula Harris
Nonprofit Consultant
Greater Good Architects
Campbell, CA

Owen T. Prell
Attorney at Law
Art Law Group
Mill Valley, CA

Mary-Anna Rae, M.A.
User Experience Consultant
Montara, CA

Toni Nell
Strategic and Financial Advisor
Springboard Consulting
Santa Cruz, CA


Teresa Barnett
Center for Oral History Research
UCLA Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA

Drew Bourne, M.L.I.S., M.T.S.
Historical Curator
Lane Medical Library
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Greg Day
Documentary Photographer
Palm Springs, CA

Sally Miller Gearhart, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
Activist and Author
Communication Studies
San Francisco State University
Willits, CA

Ron Grantz
Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange
Sacramento, CA

Rita Gonzales
Chair, Board of Directors
Burbank, CA

May Hong Haduong
Outfest Legacy Project
Advisory Committee
Los Angeles, CA

Tom Honig
Senior Account Executive
Armanasco Public Relations, Inc
Monterey, CA

Nancy MacKay
Oakland Living History Program
Mills College
Oakland, CA

Ruth Mahaney
Lecturer, LGBT History
City College of San Francisco
Board Member, GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, CA

Kathy Nasstrom, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Michael C. Oliveira, M.L.I.S.
Project Archivist
One National Gay and Lesbian Archives
Los Angeles, CA

David Reichard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
History and Legal Studies
Humanities and Communication
CSU Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA

Irene Reti
Director, Regional History
University Library
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Maureen Simpkins, Ph.D.
Aboriginal and Northern Studies
University College of the North
Thompson, Manitoba, Canada

Using oral histories, video vignettes, and multimedia presentations to tell the story of how LGBT activists made California history from 1966 to 1981.