Part 1: Lesbian life in Dayton, Ohio: Janice James started coming out in Dayton at age 13 in the 1960s. Hear her story of life in Dayton.

Janice James started coming out as a lesbian at age 13 with her first love for a neighbor girl in the 1960s. Since then, she’s survived stigma, mental health struggles, intimate partner abuse, a name change and ultimately a life...

Suzanne interviews Lyn Davis

Two friends from the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival recap meeting and talk about Lyn’s 70+ years as a Butch Lesbian.

“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.

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...

The Life of a Lesbian before and after Stonewall.

Linda speaks on learning about herself as a Lesbian, relationships, how she was treated by different people in her life, and writing.

Julie Kaufman and Beth Wright for Stonewall OutLoud

Beth and Julie tell Karen about falling in love at Oberlin College, moving to California and later Chicago for graduate school, finding a welcoming Episcopalian church, having a ceremony, beginning their journey to have children during the AIDS epidemic, becoming...

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...

Christina Cipriani Xavier with Amanda Berry for Stonewall OutLoud

Christina tells Amanda about growing up in Brooklyn, coming out at 14, navigating life with parents who never accepted her sexuality, creating a chosen family, deciding to have a child in the 80s, and later struggling for custody as a...

Lucy Elam and Lindsey Scott for Stonewall OutLoud

Lucy tells Lindsey about growing up in Bloomington, Indiana, coming to terms with her sexuality, finding a lesbian community in college, facing discrimination at work, and campaigning for LGBT rights in the workplace. She also asks Lindsey about the concept...

Heidi Onion for Stonewall OutLoud, Part 2

Heidi tells a last story and reflects on what she’s proud of and what she hopes for the future.

Heidi Onion for Stonewall OutLoud, Part 1

Heidi talks about growing up, feeling like she always had a “boy’s brain,” her first love, coming out in her 20s, and becoming a police officer and self defense instructor.

Veronica (Ronnie) Drantz talks about the picketing of Astro Restaurant for Stonewall OutLoud

Ronnie covers everything from being outed in graduate school and helping to organize 9 day protest outside of the Astro Restaurant in Chicago to her current activism as a physiologist and educator.