Active Listening Excercise

My neighbor and I talked about his life growing up and coming out as a gay man. He expressed his struggles with understanding what “gay” actually means and excepting that he is in fact gay.

Haley Thomas and Susan Trotz

Haley Thomas (67) is interviewed by her friend, Susan Trotz (63), about her life and the process of coming out to herself and to her children.

Carol Brockmon at 81 – Interviewed by her grandchildren

Carol Brockmon, 81, is interviewed by her grandchildren (Juna, 16 and Coby, 18) during an annual family visit to Monhegan, Maine. Juna and Coby ask Carol her commitment to and disillusionment with Communism as a teenager in the 1950s; her...

Redefining the Norm: Part II

In part one we learned about how Clay changed his school policy on allowing boys to wear makeup. In part two we went more in depth with others reactions to the policing change, the impact of social media and Clay’s...

Virginia Carlsen and Erika Carlsen

Virginia Carlsen, 51, interviewed by her daughter Erika Carlsen, 24. Viriginia talks about growing up in a working class Mexican family in Chicago and the struggles they faced there, the experience moving to all-white Utah with her family at 18,...

James Hensley and Chris Jarvis

James Hensley (58) tells his husband Chris Jarvis (58) about his 30 years as a bartender in gay bars, describing the exciting nightlife of the places where he worked, as well as the dangers of being "out" and discovered in...

Interview with my brother

Talking to my brother about growing up, my coming out, masculinity and music.


we talked about my grandmothers childhood and coming of age.

Vastupal Kinkhabwala and Sonia Kinkhabwala

Vastupal Kinkhabwala (83) talks with his granddaughter, Sonia Kinkhabwala (22), about his childhood, marriage, and some of the most meaningful moments in his life.

Diana Holdridge, Heather Holdridge, and James Holdridge

Diana Holdridge (79) reflects on how she felt when both of her children, Heather Holdridge (48) and James "Jim" Holdridge (47), came out to her. Heather and Jim talk about their father's reaction and they share what they have learned...

Mom and me

I talk to my mother about her childhood, her first love, and the family she has raised.

Cindy Miles and Roger Moon

One Small Step conversation partners Roger Moon [no age given] and Cindy Miles (58) discuss growth, perspective and self-acceptance.

Interview for English

I interviewed someone I just met in Biology last class.

Annissa Carter and Dyme Ellis

Friends Annissa Carter (25) and Dyme "Indigaux" Ellis (24) share in conversation their experiences as Black, queer artists, discover the similarities that they share, and reflect on the importance of art and expression in their own lives.

Interviewing my girlfriend

Intervening Isabel about her life. Talking about her identity and her past.

Joseph Holladay and Laura Holton

Joseph "Joe" Holladay (48) talks to his mentor, Laura Holton (43), about coming out to his family, his relationship with alcohol, his path to sobriety, and his plans for the future.

thanksgiving interview

this is an interview with my mom about how being a homosexual impacted her life and my grandma was a closeted lesbian.

Coming out, well kind of.

I interviewed my sister so that I could better understand what it is like to be a part of the LGBTQ community and what it was like to come out.