June marked the kick-off of our new initiative, StoryCorps OutLoud, amplifying the voices of LGBTQ communities across the country.

While June is only the beginning of OutLoud, we still could not have asked for a better way to launch this exciting multi-year initiative. We feel incredibly lucky to have celebrated such a significant beginning with all of YOU. It has been amazing!

So, we thought it would be fitting to share with you some of the great moments of all the OutLoud launch festivities so far–East Coast to West Coast.

Check out all the highlights below from our StoryCorps launch parties in both New York City and San Francisco! And a big thanks to KQED for helping us put on such a great event in San Francisco!

New York City Launch, June 17th (Photos courtesy of Eric Schwortz Photography):

San Francisco Launch, June 25th (Photos courtesy of Alain Mclaughlin):

Like what you’ve seen? We hope you will help us continue to record and preserve the experiences of LGBTQ communities. Support OutLoud today!

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