Us during Stonewall and after…

The photo featured here is from 1992, our first year together. When Stonewall happened, neither of us knew. We became a couple in Chicago 23 years later. The chorus of CeCe Peniston’s “Finally,” a tune that was popular during our...

Generations of Pride

Playwright Barbara Kahn speaks to friend and fellow writer Vanda about connecting with her Lesbian identity and working as a playwright in what was primarily a segregated field for Gays and Lesbians outside of New York City.

Ancestry DNA Gave My Mother a New Family

When most people order a DNA test kit, they expect to find that they are less Irish than their family claimed to be. My mother, on the other hand, accidentally uncovered her biological father and discovered a new Jewish identity.

Honors College interview of Rabbi Victor

Rabbi Victor discusses the intersection and intertwining of gay and Jewish identities in his life.

Interview About My Jewish Heritage

Through an interview with my Grandpa, I learn about where my family came from. My grandpa talks about moving from Hoboken, NJ to a chicken farm in Central New Jersey and how he was a first generation college student.

Sidney Fiarman

We talked about my father’s experience as the child of Jewish immigrants who escaped World War II. He described growing up in an all-immigrant neighborhood in the Bronx in the 1930s.

Uncle Scott Interview on father Eric Roos

Uncle Scott’s opinion on his father’s story and upbringing in Germany. Then moving to the US and becoming a soldier.

Escaping from the Nazis

“My grandmother didn’t want to leave, and my mother, very bravely at age 24 went back to Prague and got her mother and her younger sister Mimi out of Prague with great difficulty… on the last train before Hitler marched...

54 Years of Crazy

Being in love can be difficult, hower if two people love each other so much they make it seem almost as if it’s easy. Just ask Anabelle and Richard Sher. Throughout their journey of being in love, Annabelle and Richard...

Mason Gronauer and his grandmother Honey Scheidt talk about her life in Memphis, Tennessee.

In the interview, conducted in November 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee, Mason Gronauer (15) interviews his grandmother Honey Scheidt (88) about her involvement in literacy and artifacts coming to America. Mrs. Scheidt also shares her involvement in the University of Memphis...

Thanksgiving Conversation with Grandpa

In this interview, my 85 year old grandfather Yale Rosenstein talks about his childhood, his parents, his Judaism, and the life that he has built in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh.

Jeske

I interviewed my mom, Iva Jeske. The interview was about our Jewish ancestors, and other family traditions.

Surrounded by death

Interviewing my Bonus-Dad who was born in Belgium and is Jewish, he grew up right after the holocost, and during the Cold War. Learning more about his childhood.

Learning about grandma

We talked about my grandma’s childhood. Also about her life.

The great thanksgiving listen

In this, I interviewed my grandma Darlene Liss. We discussed her childhood and important things in her life.

A Granddaughter’s Interview with Claire Marcus

We talked about the family’s history and my grandmother’s history, the influences in her life of her strong connection with her family, and what she wants future generations to know.

Klatzker Questions

We talked about growing up and learning values and finding joy even when things can be challenging.

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.