I'm From Driftwood Story Tour in Alaska November 9-12

The I'm From Driftwood Story Tour will be in Alaska from November 9-12. (That's Tuesday through Friday this week).

Launched in the Spring of 2009 and inspired by the film "Milk", I'm From Driftwood collects and shares true lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stories from all over the world to help LGBT youth realize they’re not alone. This fall, the IFD crew has embarked upon an ambitious 4-month, 50-state Story Tour to collect and share more LGBT stories from the smallest towns and biggest cities across America. IFD believes LGBT people are everywhere and we're out to prove it.

Nathan and Marquise are hoping to connect with as broad a cross-section of LGBT folks as they can during their short visit. We plan to visit Anchorage and Wasilla.


Anyone who would like to tell a story to the I'm From Driftwood team may contact Nathan Manske nathan@imfromdriftwood.com / 347-423-4444. Folks should give their name, preferred method of contact (email/phone) and when they'd like to meet up with the crew.

Nathan and Marquise are staying at The Copper Whale Inn which has generously donated rooms for the crew's stay in Anchorage so folks can also call there (907) 258-7999 from November 9th - 12th.


I’m From Driftwood is a 501(c)(3)-pending organization and is accepting donations to help fund the Tour as well as future projects that will continue their mission of collecting and sharing LGBT stories. Mad Myrna's will be holding a fundraiser for IFM this Thursday:

Mad Myrna's Fundraiser
I'm From Driftwood's 50-State Story Tour
Hosted by Paige, Myrna and Bear
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
530 E. 5th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

About The Story Tour Crew

* Nathan Manske (creator)
* Marquise Lee (producer, videographer and editor)
* Nick Manske (driver and logistics coordinator)

Previous Hosts and Sponsors

We've had a lot of luck working with wonderful people from LGBT community centers, various PFLAG chapters (Omaha, Spokane, Seattle, Grand Forks ND, Alamogordo NM and others) as well as university LGBT Queer Resource Centers such as Spectrum.

We've been hosted/sponsored so far by The Salt Lick in Austin, The Olive It Cafe and Demsey's lounge in Spokane, UnicornBooty.com and Lobby Bar in Seattle, The Center and tHERe lounge in Denver, Rainbow Vista Retirement community and Lents Commons cafe in Portland, Magnet and Lookout Bar in San Francisco and The Abbey and Lifeworks in LA, Equality Hawaii and Hulas in Honolulu and many others.

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