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...

Through Fan-fiction I Discovered My Sexuality

As a young kid, I found myself reading stories online to keep me busy. Especially fan fictions, and it was through these stories that I discovered who I am.

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...

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...

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,...

Alex Ortiz and Carlos Lopez: An Interview about Being Latino and LGBT.

Alex Ortiz (20) talks to his cousin Carlos Lopez (21) about growing up in a Latino household while struggling to come out to his family about his sexuality. Carlos Lopez (21) has also talked about the issues his family has...

I, Me, She, Her

A moment inside the life of a Queen.

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...

Interview with Ray Rudolph part 1

I interview Ray Rudolph on LGBT history in San Francisco and talk about my own experiences with the LGBT community

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.

Buddy and Shadi Talk LGBTQ History

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

Janice Thom and Reese Rathjen for Stonewall OutLoud

Janice Thom (63) tells Reese Rathjen about growing up in a family who was committed to civil rights, working on the New York pride parade, and the work Janice did around HIV advocacy.

My first LGBT relatives

The story of the first lesbian and trans family members.

Dandelion

Imagine a world where it was weird to be straight. Women and women, man and man, women and man, it didn’t matter the pair, anyone could have a child. It just happened to be that pairs of the same sex...

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,...

Episcopalian Minister in Savannah

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

Jay Sparks

Me and Jay discuss the importance of representing queer women of color in art.

Sarna Marcus

Artist Sarna Marcus talks about life, love and the importance of community for LGBTQ people.

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...

George McDonald and Sarah Teagarden for Stonewall OutLoud

George tells Sarah about being gay all his life, but only coming out at age 70 (just like Barry Manilow). He describes dating and falling in love with men during his 35 years overseas with Peace Corps and other organizations...

Talking about same-sex families

Cole Donnelly interviews his boss, Monica Cruthirds about family life with parents of the same sex

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...

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...