Telling Queer History

Minneapolis, MN | 2022 – Present

Telling Queer History connects LGBTQ+ people across generations and identities through oral storytelling, bringing communities together to foster compassion, empathy, belonging, and healing. I joined TQH as a grant writer in 2022 and have supported the organization’s founder in prospecting and securing institutional funding, greatly expanding their capacity to lead.

In my fundraising role, I collaborated with leadership to create 


“Adrienne has a poetic and powerful way with words and asks thoughtful, strategic questions, weaving succinct paragraphs from my wandering verbal outpourings. Working with her helped our two-person part time organization double our grant application submissions. She has helped us shaped our work, naming things she saw us doing that I had not yet named, asking us to step in where she believed we could. I am forever grateful for her partnership in this work.”

– RJ Lawrence, Executive Director, Telling Queer History