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Become a PTL Project Advocate

Those who volunteer their time, expertise, and efforts to support us are recognized as PTL Project Advocates. Opportunities for our Advocates include contributing to the LGBTQ+ Stories from Nazi Germany initiative and being a guest contributor on our social media channels. Where applicable, we'll work with your school or organization so you can get course credit.  More Advocate opportunities will be available in summer 2024. 

Eligibility

Pink Triangle Legacies Project Advocates can be anyone in the world who: 

  • is committed to preserving and sharing LGBTQ+ history 

  • can work and communicate proficiently in English 

  • has easy access to a university or public library for conducting the necessary research 

  • has equipment to record their videos, such as a laptop, smartphone, or camera 

  • has a Gmail account (all work will be conducted on Google Drive)

Projects

Pink Triangle Legacies Project Advocates volunteer their time on one of two projects:

 

LGBTQ+ STORIES FROM NAZI GERMANY 

Advocates research, write, and produce one profile resource kit to be added to the PTL Project’s LGBTQ+ Stories from Nazi Germany initiative. These profile resource kits tell the true life story of a queer person who lived during the era of the Holocaust. To serve different learning styles, each profile resource kit includes the following, all of which are created by the Advocate: 

  • A digital essay of no more than 1,100 words;

  • A PDF handout of no more than 735 words;

  • A 5-7 minute YouTube video

  • 5 posts to be published on the PTL Project's social media channels

Note: There is no timeline or deadline for Advocates to complete their profile resource kit. In the past, it has taken our team members 6 to 8 weeks to complete a profile resource kit when working on it part time (approximately 3 hours per week). 

HOST A SPECIAL SERIES ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
Advocates are also invited to propose, plan, and execute a special series for the PTL Project's social medial channels. A series consists of 6 image or text based posts for Instagram and Facebook and 6 video-based posts for TikTok, YouTube Shorts, and Instagram Reels. 

The topic is up to the Advocate, but possibilities include: How has LGBTQ+ history impacted you? What are the most memorable ways that you have seen the pink triangle used? What stories from the book Pink Triangle Legacies resonated with you the most? How do you hope to combat homophobia and transphobia today? 

 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Designing their posts in our Canva Pro account 

  • Managing post captions and hashtags

  • Developing and executing strategies to promote follower engagement on their posts 

What Advocates Receive

While we cannot currently offer financial compensation to PTL Project Advocates, we want to show our gratitude by providing Advocates with: 

  • A personalized, signed copy of Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust

  • A profile on our PTL Project Team page 

 

Additionally, the PTL Project will work with your school or organization to help you receive credit for your work where applicable. It is the responsibility of the Advocate to find out what paperwork and documentation their school or organization needs. 

Interested? Let Us Know

If you would like to volunteer and become a PTL Project Advocate, please send an email to jake@pinktrianglelegacies.org stating which project you're interested in contributing to. 

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