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...

Part 1: Lesbian life in Dayton, Ohio: Janice James started coming out in Dayton at age 13 in the 1960s. Hear her story of life in Dayton.

Janice James started coming out as a lesbian at age 13 with her first love for a neighbor girl in the 1960s. Since then, she’s survived stigma, mental health struggles, intimate partner abuse, a name change and ultimately a life...

Jay and Robert

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

Live Who You Are: It’s a Process

Sandy discuses her experience coming out later in life after being in a straight marriage and how her world did and did not change during that transition, as well as the work she has done and currently does advocating on...

Living Outloud

Amy has lived her life with the intention of making the world a better place by being there for others in whatever way she can – as a gay woman, a mother, a neighbor, community member and friend.

Lee Perry shares his journey as an African-American gay male leader and as former drag performer Leigh Montgomery in Dayton, Ohio (Part 1)

Black gay men must be seen, heard, affirmed and respected. Lee Perry has worked for years to help accomplish that — from serving on the board of the Greater Dayton LGBT Center, helping plan the annual Pride parade, and now...