Madeleine Winterfalcon received a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan and a M.A. in American and New England Studies with a focus on gay and lesbian history and oral history from the University of Southern Maine. She held an internship at the Maine Historical Society as a cataloger. She also collected oral histories of gay elders and people active in the gay liberation movement of the 1970s in Maine. Madeleine has also collected oral histories for her Vermont Marriage Project and made public presentations of that project.