My name is Will Kohler. I own and operate the independent LGBT history and media website Back2Stonewall.com
I am a longtime LGBT civil rights activist. Coming of age in NYC in the 1970's I experiebnced a time in our history which was never fully documented and is slowly being lost as that generation already decimated by the AIDS crisis slowly disapprears and with them the memories and the history they experienced. I fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continue fight today for LGBT acceptance and full equality.
I created Back2Stonewall 8 years ago and have paid for it out of my pocket ever since. But I want to take it to the next step which is more expensive than I can afford. A new new theme and platform is needed and we need to hire a back of site technician to fix many of coding and HTML problems we face everyday that I am not experienced to fix.
In addition I would like to expand the site to include gathering more oral histories of the stories from the older LGBT Americans who actually lived through events from our past and document them.
We also plan to use the funds to create an free e-book of first hand stories of surviving LGBT activists from the 1960's. 1970's, and 1980's. including the remaining survivors from the Stonewall Riots whose tales have never been documented before these s
Back2Stonewall is a 100% no profit website. We have no ads and no sponsors as to preserve the integrity of the site. It is a labor of love to preserve out LGBTQ history and teach it to others before it is lost forever.
Any donations and offers of help would be greatly appreciated.