Out in the Silence

A film and campaign for fairness and equality in rural & small town America. This documentary film by Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer takes place in Northwestern Pennsylvania, and has been shown around the world.

2011: University of Scranton, PSU-University Park, Theil College, Slippery Rock University, Lafayette College, Wilkes University, Allegheny College, Bucks County Community College, Waynesburg University

2010: UPenn, California University, Dickinson College, Seton Hill College, Gettysburg College, University of Pittsburgh, Theil College, Northampton County Community College, Slippery Rock University, Bloomsburg University, PSU-Behrend, Arcadia University, Mansfield University, Albright College, Lock Haven University, PSU-Altoona, Westmoreland County Community College, Clarion University, Kutztown University, Luzerne County Community College, Edinboro University

2009: University of Pittsburgh, Clarion University, Juniata College, Carnegie Mellon University, PSU-Shenango

Everyone is Gay

Founded in 2010 by Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid, Everyone Is Gay began as an advice website for all with an emphasis on LGBTQ youth. Through an integration of humor, honesty, and pictures of kittens on several social media outlets, Kristin and Dannielle found that they were able to support these youth while keeping them laughing. In 2011, Everyone Is Gay began visiting schools and community centers to reach a larger audience and to continue promoting a message of equality.


2013: Haverford College
: Muhlenberg College, Clarion University, Allegheny College
2011: Wilkes University

Rocco and Katz: F to eMbody

F to eMbody brings trans art and visibility to college campuses through multimedia spoken word and hip hop performances by Rocco Katastrophe and Athens Boys Choir PLUS customized workshops.


2013: Penn State – University Park, Ursinus College, Carnegie Mellon University,
2012: West Chester University
, Penn State – Harrisburg
2011: Haverford College

I’m from Driftwood

Launched in the Spring of 2009, “I’m from Driftwood” collects and shares true lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stories from all over the world. In the Fall of 2010, the IFD crew embarked on an ambitious 4-month, 50-state Story Tour to collect and share more LGBT stories from the smallest towns and biggest cities across America.


2012: Dickinson College


On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Erin Davies was victim to a hate crime in Albany, New York. Because of sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle, Erin’s car was vandalized, left with the words “fag” and “u r gay” placed on the driver’s side window and hood of her car. Despite initial shock and embarrassment, Erin decided to embrace what happened by leaving the graffiti on her car. She took her car, now known worldwide as the “fagbug,” on a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada. Along the way, Erin discovered other, more serious hate crimes, had people attempt to remove the graffiti, and experimented with having a male drive her car.

Albright College, Gettysburg College, Lebanon Valley College, Bloomsburg University, Abington Friends School, George School, Muhlenberg College, Elizabethtown College, Perkiomen High School
2012: HACC-York, University of the Sciences, East Stroudsburg University, Twist Nightclub in Wilkes-Barre
: Allegheny College, PSU-Fayette, PSU-Harrisburg, Carnegie Melon University, PSU-Berks, PSU-Behrend
2010: Ursinus College, Bucknell University, Dickinson College, Clarion University, PSU-Schuylkill, Moravian College, Albright College
2009: Susquehanna University
2008: Wilkes University, Misericordia University