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This Artist Brings Gay History To Life With Stop Animation Puppets

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 9.26.26 AMYou’ve haven’t really experienced the Stonewall riots until you’ve seen them rendered with stop-animation clay puppets.

But if Preston Stringer IV can raise enough funds for his proposed LGBTQueerstory project, this and other gay events and people of historical import will soon be molded for our viewing pleasure.

On his Kickstarter page, Preston writes:

My main goal with this project is to show the positive ways the LGBTQ community has impacted the world and to show young LGBTQ persons the triumphs and struggles that led us to where we are now, hopefully inspiring the next generation to keep up the fight for equality. That is it in a nutshell.

We could all use a brush up on queer history from time to time.

The stories he wants to tell range from Stonewall to the decriminalization of homosexuality in the US to people of interest/ importance (Alan Turing, RuPaul, Billie Jean King, etc.) to anything in between.

You can check out his video here, and head here to learn more and donate:

By:           Dan Tracer
On:           Jun 23, 2014
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