Jennifer Sumner & Kaysen Ford

“It shouldn’t be scary to be who you are.” Kaysen Ford, 12, reflects on some of the most important moments in his life with his mother, Jennifer Sumner. Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired October 26, 2018, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Don Mccoy- a life of laughter and kindness

Don’s life began in rural Louisiana. Before he was 25 years old, he had traveled the US and settled in New York City where he finally reaized what it felt like to be completely free to be himself. He has...

Interview with Gary at Openhouse

Gary’s experience coming into his gay identity in his hippie days in San Francisco.

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.

The gay Armenian immigrant on his way to Hollywood

This interview is about an Armenian gay man who escaped the army in Armenian with the hope to find a better future in the US

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Charles Tyson Jr.

A fairly recent transplant from West Philadelphia to Tacony, Charles is an artist, singer, dancer and event producer in the performing arts of Philadelphia. Charles gives insight into his involvement in the flourish Art scene in Tacony, also known as...

Stonewall Outloud

Lina talks with SAGE Elder Judy at the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland about her experience being gay over the last 50 years

LGBTQA+ Issues with Jacob Lorenz

In this interview, two students talk about the LGBTQ experience, what we would like to say to the world, specifically the current President of the United States

Interview with Ray Rudolph part 1

I interview Ray Rudolph on LGBT history in San Francisco and talk about my own experiences with the LGBT community

John Banvard & Jerry Nadeau

“My name is John Banvard. I am 100 years of age.” John Banvard, 100, and Jerry Nadeau, 72, are military veterans, and served in World War II and Vietnam, respectively. When they met in 1993, they were “sort of in...

Gary & Ken: Happy 50th Anniversary! Stonewall Inn, NYC, Gay Catholics, Equality and Missing Community

“We got what we wanted, but we lost what we had.” Ken Latch and Gary Trout of NYC had their first date just months after the Stonewall Riots. Today, they are happily married and find community in a welcoming Catholic...

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.

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...

“I Was Going To Have Family Again:” How One Woman’s Path to Being Herself Led Her Home

Elizabeth Coffey-Williams was in her early 20s when she told her family that she was transgender. But back then, in the early 1970s, there were very few options for people who wanted to medically transition. She is now 71 years...