The hardest part of coming out was probably telling my mom. Nobody wants to make their mom cry.

This interview is the story of my gay uncle and the sad truths about being gay, but also the fact that it truly does get better.

Irreconcilable Differences – A New Beginning

I am interviewing my husband (soon to be ex-husband) Colin, discussing our time together, our impending divorce and the reasons for it, and what's next for Colin in his life. He speaks openly about his feelings, which is something he...

Changing the Status Quo Pt. 1

Talking about Father Brad’s experience as a priest despite being gay and the challenges he faced becoming a priest.

We are lovers.

She knew as soon as she saw me. I knew as trust was built. She’s the one. I’m her one.

Tylah and Darius talk about his childhood, events that shaped him, and future advice to coming generations

In this interview between Tylah Wells (17) and her mentor Darius Parker (27) taken on June 1, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, Darius speaks of memorable childhood events and gives uplifting messages for those who are struggling. Darius speaks of life...

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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...

Discrimination against LGBTQ

I interviewed my roommate who is also my girlfriend about her life and youth growing up with her sexuality. We discussed topics relating upon the lgbtq community as well as her own experiences within.

Redefining the Norm

Clay Stevens was a freshman in high school when he began wearing makeup as a way to express himself and feel more confident. In this interview he explains what sparked his interest, the reaction of those around him, and how...

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Maryann Elder and James Layton

One Small Step conversation partners Maryann Elder (62) and James Layton (64) talk about their political beliefs, their experiences with the LGBT community, and faith.

Joy

I weave my life into the greater story of 1934 to the present, the Great Depression, rural America, the child games we played, while man I would marry fire bombed Tokyo,the second world war, repression of the 1950s,west coast jitters...

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Jamie Larson and Jeff DeGroot

Jeff DeGroot, age 24, and Jamie Larson, age 21, discuss growing up as children of lesbian parents who were conceived through donor insemination. While Jeff is okay not knowing his donor, Jamie would like to satisfy her curiosity regarding what...

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...

Interview with a local LGBTQ+ leader and activist!

We discussed how he became involved in the community and how he leads the local LGBTQ+ organization in Phoenix, AZ.

Hopes and Memories

Rex Rivers (Baehr) and William Trego Vance, Junior (Curadh) talk about their hopes and memories.

The gay husbands and founders of Dayton's The Rubi Girls and Square One Salon share their coming out story and starting The Rubi Girls

From humble beginnings and prior careers, Josh Stucky and Brent Johnson have become one of Dayton Ohio's "power" couples. They have built a business and become a force for community development, change and charity.

Gender and Sexuality with Jace Hasterlo

In this interview, I still with Jace Hasterlo to discuss gender, and the myths that it is, as well as the complexities of sexuality.

Don Kao for Stonewall OutLoud

Don Kao remembers growing up, attending college in Madison, WI, and realizing he was attracted to other men.

In Your Own Words with Marquise Adeleye

Originally a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College's Davis Family Library has initiated a series of oral interviews, "In Your Own Words." In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace...