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,...