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A ten-year long photo series of over 150 "out" LGBTQ high school and college athletes finally becomes a photography book.
Created by

Jeff Sheng

667 backers pledged $55,237 to help bring this project to life.

Update #4: John Amaechi, former NBA basketball player, speaks in support of the Fearless project

Dear backers,

I want to first thank all of you for your amazing and generous support.  I also wanted to thank former NBA basketball player John Amaechi not only for making a generous pledge to this Kickstarter drive, but for also lending his support in the form of a video that I am now sharing on the main homepage.  I embedded the video below, but you can also just go to the main drive page at to watch it there as well.

We are down to just the last one and a half weeks so please remind your friends to pledge a donation if they haven't done so already!  Currently we are at 70% of the goal with over $35,000 raised.

Also, since some of you were wondering, I am in the process of working with a non-profit attorney and seeking 501c3 status to make donations to the Fearless project and this drive eligible for a tax-deduction based on the tax policies in place for non-profits, and also for matching donations from companies.  Please let me know if you have any questions and/or see the FAQ on the main page.

Thank you all again!!!

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    1. Creator Matthew Murphy on September 9, 2012

      September 19 is my birthday, and nothing would be please me more than to see you reach your goal by that date! Am getting the word out to friends, bloggers, etc. Here's wishing you the very best of luck on this tremendous project. Go, Jeff, go!

      Matthew from Boston