Jay and Robert

Gay life in the New York City theatre world in the 1980’s and the impact of HIV and AIDS

I look at their children and they are so full of love and empathy and love. My kids are the parents I wish I could have been like.

Activist Deborah Allen talks about organizing ACT UP Shreveport as a single, working mom who also was attending college. She made a living as a hairstylist and sewing gowns for drag queens. After her friend John David was diagnosed with...

Why do I like Aquaman instead of Wonder Woman? I didn’t know what was ‘wrong’ with me.

David Radford first had an inkling that he was gay at eight years old. While watching Super Friends, he found himself attracted to Aquaman – not Wonder Woman, like his friends. David discusses the Shreveport gay party scene, Southern Decadence,...

Harold Kooden PhD for Stonewall Outloud (Part 2)

The year’s following Stonewall, the AIDS crisis, the joining of AIDS organizations, and the creation of the UN’s first openly gay NGO