Jerre Interview, 101

We went through the interview questions.

Larry & Bill

Bill & Larry tell the story of how they met, discuss the importance of finding a supportive community in Ferndale, Michigan, and reflect on how things have changed for the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years.

"I love you."

Dear pals, Lexie and Marina, talk about growing up in the Midwest, resonance with effeminate men, coming out as many things, hospitalization, the anthology “Written on the Body.” The interview may or may not close with a lil song 🙂

Stonewall OutLoud

We talked about the community, how far it has come, and shared some stories from his lifetime and his experiences.

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.

What I am proud of

I am proud of the choices I have made.

STORY CORPS INTERVIEW

This is an interview with my mom discussing the given interview questions.

Life Lessons with Chan pt.4

On this final part of Life Lessons with Chan, he talked about all the life regrets he doesn’t have! He believes that all of the “mistakes” he’s made were an opportunity for him to grow and learn. Maybe he shouldn’t...

Military Service

During this interview, we spoke about my mom’s service in the military. What she enjoyed most and her not so enjoyable moments. We also spoke about her transition from military to civilian life.

Today for You Tomorrow for Me

In today’s society people are celebrating LGBTQ people with parades and festivals, rather than spreading hatred towards them, but this wasn’t always the case. In November of 2018, 14 year old Sofia Brandon-Schwartz interviewed her father, Carlo Brandon to learn...

Blood of the Coven

Blood is thicker than water is not the full quote. Blood of the covenant (your friends) is thicker than the water of the womb (family). My interview with a witch.

The Thanksgiving Listen Project

This interview is with my family. It gets very emotional towards the end. My cat is also a purring mess.

Julia Lasley- Interview of Granpa, John Lasley

John Lasley (73 years old) born in 1945, being interviewed by Julia Lasley (16 years old) born in 2002. Speaks about the importance of family and pride.

Stefany and her mom talk about her life and how she became who she is today.

My mom and I talk about how she grew up and how she tried her best to raise us better than she was raised. She also provided me with some advice for my life and lessons she learned that she...

Protect Trans Youth

I talk with my nine year old son whose photo was used in an anti-trans video put out by The Daily Signal. His thoughts, understanding, and words of advice.

Common Ground Tacony: Christian and Jackie

Christian is a high school student who frequents the Tacony Arts Lab classes and open studios. Christian was really excited by the interview and cyanotype process, so much so he quickly downloaded the StoryCorps app. Upon encouraging Christian to start...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Keith Tomaselli

Fishtown Beer Runner and native Philadelphian, Keith Tomaselli inspires us with stories of the inception of the beer runner community that has started in Philadelphia and has grown into a small but important charitable organization across the world. Keith tells...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Troy

Part owner of Sawtown Tavern, Troy Everwine, speaks candidly about the arts, vegan diets, Ida Dunnum, the LGBTQ community and the progression of the Tacony community in Philadelphia. We talk about Troy’s performances on stage in Center City, the proudest...

The McGinty Kids

Larry McGinty, in the later stages of liver cancer, sits down with his two little sisters, Lynnda and Kathy, to reflect.

The Life of the Amazing Juan Alvarez

Life in Mexico and Chicago for my godfather, Juan Alvarez, was never easy and he was brought up with a hard work ethic that helped him get to where he is today in life. Family, things that make you happy,...