Jay and Robert

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

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...

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,...

Harold Kooden PhD for Stonewall Outloud (Part 2)

The year’s following Stonewall, the AIDS crisis, the joining of AIDS organizations, and the creation of the UN’s first openly gay NGO

50 Years of Love and Stonewall

Bobby Soletto recounts his experience as a go go dancer at the Stonewall Inn on June 28th 1969 and 50 years of life with his husband.

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.

LHP-AIDS

This interview is me talking to my mom about her brother and his experience with aids in the 80s and 90s

Revealing Authenticity Through Experience: An Interview with Elizabeth Perez.

In this discussion between a mother and daughter, Christina and Elizabeth Perez discuss the facets of Elizabeth’s life that have shaped her into who she is today. Beginning with her multiple moves as a child and her various exposure to...

APUSH INTERVIEW with my mom!_LilyDunkin

This is my mom’s history as seen through the lense of AP US History. Diane W dives most deeply into the racial conflicts as seen in her experiences through the Rodney King race riots in the 90s. Being a Women’s...

An Interview of my Grandmother: Life from the 1950s to the 2000s

Makenna Turner interviews her grandmother, Barbara Furlong, about her life from her childhood in the 1950s/60s to her adulthood in the 1970s to 2000s. Barbara recounts her time growing up in Hollywood, California and the influences of the Cold War...

Proud Papa to New Priests

Paulist Fr. Rich Colgan’s ministries have addressed some of the modern era’s most pressing needs. He’s journeyed with and buried AIDS patients in the 1980s in New York. He’s listened to Catholics reeling from clergy sex abuse in Boston. He...

Larry Dearmon & Stephen Mills

“One reason I love you so much is you know what I went through and you don’t feel threatened.” Larry Dearmon and Stephen Mills first met during the height of the AIDS epidemic. At StoryCorps, they looked back on the...

Finding Meaning in Work and Life: Interview with Kevin Winge
September 12, 2018 App Interview

Interview with Kevin Winge of Minnesota discussing his many years working within the non-profit sector across various issues such as AIDS, HIV, food security, and about what inspires him to continue working.

Joy

I weave my life into the greater story of 1934 to the present, the Great Depression, rural America, the child games we played, while man I would marry fire bombed Tokyo,the second world war, repression of the 1950s,west coast jitters...