My coming out of closet

In this interview I resume how my coming out of closet experience was

Michelle Parkerson and Maria Santiago

Michelle Parkerson (67) relates the arc of her career to Maria Santiago (35). She credits her parents for supporting her early artistic leanings, including her appreciation for jazz, writing, and acting. Parkerson tells of her time at Temple University, where...

“The hardest person to come out to was myself” Siobhan and Erin interview Anne and Mary

Anne and Mary have been married 30 years. Their niece Siobhan and her wife Erin interview them about their journey coming out to themselves and their families and building their lives together.

Two Generations of Trans Students Meeting

Z. Gutierrez (He/Him/His), a junior at Westridge school, interviews his alumnus, Elliott Snow (They/Them/Their), to discuss their transition journey, experience at Westridge, and life as a trans adult.

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Charles Tyson Jr.

A fairly recent transplant from West Philadelphia to Tacony, Charles is an artist, singer, dancer and event producer in the performing arts of Philadelphia. Charles gives insight into his involvement in the flourish Art scene in Tacony, also known as...

A Conversion with an Iranian- American LGBTQ Couple: Danny and Ardalan

An insight into the life of an Iranian-American LGBTQ couple. Life in Germany versus the US as Iranian LGBTQ’s. Danny and Ardalan’s historical family business and their work running one of the first Iranian LGBTQ nonprofit organizations.

A sketch of my life

Shessa reads a sketch of her life as a collector, the problems it caused and her spiritual struggle. She includes her story of coming into her non-binary identity.

Wade Arvizu and Elizabeth Scaife break down the anti-trafficking movement’s past, present, and future.

Wade Arvizu (aka K.D. Roche) and Elizabeth Scaife candidly discuss the evolution of the anti-human trafficking movement and the importance of survivor leadership within every aspect. They reflect on the humble beginnings of their friendship and their hopes for future...

Story corps project

This is my story corps interview with my pastor Kevin who is one of the few openly gay pastors in Chicago and was ordained as the first openly gay pastor in his church in Oklahoma

Wesley Thomas and Tara Cheston

This interview is part of the DCPS LGBTQ and Sexual Health Program's holiday storytelling project: A Very LGBTQ+ Holiday Audio Album.

Barb Maglaqui & MaCherie Dunbar

Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar was deployed twice to Iraq in 2007-2008. At StoryCorps, MaCherie told her then-girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui, about one of the hardest things she had to do while overseas. WHERE ARE THEY NOW? MaCherie retired from the Air...

Self Discovery

This interview talks about self-identity and discovering what that means to us. As well as sexuality and things that aren’t what society would consider the “norm.”

Lisa Love and Tara Cheston

This interview is part of the DCPS LGBTQ and Sexual Health Program's holiday storytelling project: A Very LGBTQ+ Holiday Audio Album.