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...

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...

Exploring memories of the AIDS crisis

My father and I talked about his memories of the aides crisis. My intentions were to find out how different people of this time period reacted to the crisis.

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.

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...

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,...

My first patient with what became known as AIDS

In 1981, I saw a young gay man with big lymph glands..it was the start of GRID/AIDS.

Monnie Who Was Not Afraid

91 year old Monnie talks about her life of activism and how she was inspired by her parents who part of the suffrage movement.

Jay and Robert

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

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Jason Loper and Amy Short

Jason Loper (43) and his friend Amy Short (43) reflect on their many years of friendship and remember when they came out to each other twenty-five years ago.

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.

Interview with a Shanti Emotional Support Volunteer

I interview Bob, who volunteered at Shanti, an AIDS emotional support organization, from 1984-1990. He talks about the emotional intimacy, the change in the LGBTQ community, and one of his first clients.

Buddy program for individuals with HIV/AIDS in the early days

Establishing the buddy program in the late 1980s for individuals with HIV/AIDS in the Midwest. Discusses challenges and how the community addressed those challenges.

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.