The Generations Project is a not-for-profit organization committed to fostering dialogue and community-building across diverse LGBTQ populations of all ages at our live events. We curate interactive workshops and storytelling events which empower collaborative, inclusive discourse, the sharing and preservation of our often shrouded histories and a living manifestation of transnational, intergenerational LGBTQ Culture.
Our programs enliven and inspire both old and young, clarify our trajectory and purpose as a movement and build lasting bridges that allow isolated or marginalized members of the LGBTQ community to connect, learn from and uplift one another.
Board of Directors
Native New Yorker, former Police Officer, and current NYC attorney, Colleen Meenan, has dedicated her life to public service and advocacy for basic human rights.
David Sloan is a Apparel Retail Executive with extensive Merchandising experience working with brands across every level of consumer target from Walmart to Barneys. He is currently an EVP managing Retail Store Merchandising, Planning, and Marketing for U.S. Polo Assn., a licensed trademarked managed by Jordache Enterprises.
Eric Horwitz, CEO and Founder of GEM, is an executive, career and life coach, based in New York City. He works to improve the quality of lives of professionals around the globe. Eric has done coaching and consulting with major companies such as Bank of America, Johnson and Johnson, Reuters, Vogue, Deloitte Consulting, and Credit Suisse, and many superb individuals.
John Crocker, former varsity oarsman at Harvard, has spent over twenty years focused on the alternative investments industry as both a fiduciary and as an advisor to general partners and institutional and high net worth investors in the U.S. and around the globe.
James Law has been providing private wealth management services to clients with Ameriprise Financial for the last 25 years. He has been active in non-profits serving on the boards of Newfest, New York’s LGBT Film and Media Arts Organization and with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Liam is an Associate with JPMorgan Chase and has over six years of experience in the financial services industry. His travels to several continents have enhanced his appreciation of people from various backgrounds. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends in the world’s greatest city, New York City!
Film Team Leader
Researcher / Videographer
Digital Media Coordinator
Event & Program Coordinator
A new dialogue began that embodied the importance and lack of intergenerational story sharing in the LGBT community at a historic, neighborhood restaurant in Brooklyn Heights.
The Generations Project started to form when two young gay men both acknowledged a shared interest to learn more about the older generations of LGBT people.
We met with as many people as we could to share a message that became clearer and clearer as each day progressed.
It was quickly learned that the older generation wanted to learn about us, just as much as we wanted to learn about them.
The idea of producing a live, storytelling show was our goal, but our overall message became much bigger than that.
We continued to build bridges and found several compelling stories that gave unique perspectives to LGBT history.
The Generations Project was officially born on June 8th, 2015 when we introduced four amazing storytellers to a primarily younger audience.
For the first time in known LGBT history, people of various ages came together to build bridges between generations of LGBT people by creating a platform for elders to share stories.
Various teams, including our wonderful and dedicated Board of Directors, were formed to build our foundation and grow our community.
Now we have learned that the older generations would like to learn from us just as much as we would like to learn from them. Our live storytelling shows bring LGBTQ people and allies of all ages together to celebrate and learn more about our history and culture.
Us/We/Our now refers to older, younger, darker, whiter people of all gender spectrums.