What We Do:
Using a series of short films, photo essays, and articles, The Rainbow Roots Project documents and archives the stories of LGBT couples to provide a window into lives that might not be seen otherwise. Rainbow Roots seeks out LGBT couples from all walks of life to crafts stories that reflect the history, traditions, and love that make each family both familiar and unique.
The Rainbow Roots Project was started by Chicago-based artists Luiz Magana, a film maker, and Patrick Duvall, a non-fiction author and journalist.
The Rainbow Roots Project was founded to enrich the national understanding of LGBT culture by using multiple art forms to tell real stories of real couples from all parts of the LGBT community.
The goals of Rainbow Roots are to find simple ways to convey the history and humanity of individual LGBT couples, to provide a window into lives the public might not see otherwise, and to establish a sustainable structure for documenting, archiving, and promoting the work for future generations.