StoryCorps OutLoud is dedicated to recording and preserving the experiences of the LGBTQ community and creating a historical collection of their stories.
About StoryCorps OutLoud
StoryCorps recognizes the profound historical importance of capturing the stories of the LGBTQ community and the urgent need for this work to happen now. In June 2014, StoryCorps will launch OutLoud—a multi-year initiative dedicated to recording and preserving LGBTQ stories across America.
With a special focus on LGBTQ people of color, OutLoud will celebrate the stories of those who lived before the Stonewall uprisings, and the LGBTQ youth who carry on their legacy today. The end result will be a priceless and diverse collection of voices—one that is rich with wisdom and history.
Stories from StoryCorps OutLoud
“I went as macho as I could be to mask what I was underneath. ”
Alexis Martinez (L) tells her daughter, Lesley Etherly Martinez (R), about being a transgender woman.
“The lights went up, the music went off, and you could hear a pin drop.”
Michael Levine (R), who witnessed the Stonewall Riots in 1969, speaks with his friend Matthew Merlin (L).
“EMTs arrived within minutes...”
David Wilson, a plaintiff in the 2004 court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, remembers the death of his first partner.
“There was this hole that I had all of my life.”
MJ Seide talks to her granddaughter Genna Alperin about falling in love with her partner, Genna's biological grandmother.
- Affinity Community Services – Chicago, IL
- Anti-Defamation League – San Francisco, CA
- Kentucky Equality Federation – Lexington, KY
- Lambda Legal – Atlanta, GA
- OutLoud Radio – San Francisco, CA
- Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) – New York, NY
- Trans Oral History Project – Chicago, IL
- The Black Hills Center for Equality – Rapid City, SD
- The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – Washington, DC
- COLAGE – Atlanta, GA
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The 6.28 Society is a community of individuals dedicated to supporting StoryCorps' long-term commitment to the LGBTQ community.