Jim McCarthy – Part 1 – Jim has been a part of Dayton's LGBTQ community since the 1980s and has helped shape and guide it in many ways.

Jim tells the story of his own coming out process and how he has helped shape/guide the Dayton LGBTQ community through important pivotal periods and events since the 1980s, including a protest that led to the ouster of the editor...

Fred Poland tells the story of how he founded the Dayton Gay Men's Chorus and the journey since then.

Fred Poland started the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus in 2003 and has helped lead the Chorus to become of one of Dayton’s most revered cultural/arts organizations. The Chorus has served as refuge and family for its members and helped create...

John Michael Strange- A rich life revealed with love and empathy

Before there was social media, the LGBTQ community found our heroes and leaders in very few places that were public. We were (and still are) a local community that cling to each other for support and family. One of those...

Conversation with Yvonne part 2

Interview with Yvonne Ritter about her life as an LGBTQ pioneer, part 2: post-high school years.

If these people would take five minutes to say hello and get to know me, this old queen’s got some pretty interesting things to say.

Part 2 of 2 (This interview contains strong language and brief descriptions of sexual acts.) From a young age, Randy Moulder was a victim of sexual abuse and exploitation by neighbors, family members, and his school principal. As a teen,...

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...

The bar was all there was. The only place we could meet – like Stonewall Inn – that was what we had.

Part 1 of 2 (This interview contains strong language and brief descriptions of sexual acts.) From a young age, Randy Moulder was a victim of sexual abuse and exploitation by neighbors, family members, and his school principal. As a teen,...

One of the most life-changing events happened on that corner. This man cared enough about a street urchin to pick him up off the street.

(This interview contains strong language and brief descriptions of sexual acts.) As a highly-attractive young gay man, Randy quickly fit into the Dallas gay bar scene, found problems with drugs, sex, and prostitution. When he prostituted in front of Dallas...

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,...

We are everywhere

His coming out story and how the USAF (United States Airforce) reacted to his coming out.

Episcopalian Minister in Savannah

An Episcopalian minister in Georgia shares his experiences and advice for young LGBTQ people.

Stonewall Outloud PACEY interview Guy Robison

I interviewed Guy Robison about his life experiences and opinions on things in the LGBT+ community

Buddy and Shadi Talk LGBTQ History

Buddy and Shadi talk about their histories with family and activism in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Craig White on What He's Learned from Helping Schools Become More LGBTQ-Affirming with the Campaign for Southern Equality

Craig White, Supportive Schools Coordinator for the Campaign for Southern Equality, reflects on growing up in rural Maine, coming out as bisexual, and supporting young people in their own journeys along the way.

Harold Kooden PhD for Stonewall Outloud (Part 1)

One of the first openly gay psychologists in the country, who helped to create the first network of LGBT health professionals and mobilize the gay community during the AIDS crisis.

Carolyn Davis with Jillian Danto for Stonewall OutLoud

Carolyn tells Jill about growing up on the South and West Sides of Chicago, knowing she was gay at 9 years old, and coming out on the last day of college. She describes her past relationships with women, the strong...

Mike Roche with Samuel Snodgrass for Stonewall OutLoud

Mike tells Sam about growing up Irish Catholic in Detroit, training to be a priest, coming to terms with his sexuality while in the church, and leading Dignity Detroit (a group for gay Catholics) in the early 70s. Mike describes...