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

Samuel Taylor tells his mom, Connie Casey, about being in "ex-gay" conversion therapy as a teenager.
Recorded in Painesville, Ohio
“I went as macho as I could be to mask what I was underneath. ”
“The lights went up, the music went off, and you could hear a pin drop.”
“EMTs arrived within minutes...”
“There was this hole that I had all of my life.”

Partner Highlights

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StoryCorps OutLoud News

From January 27-29, more than 3,400 people filed into Hilton Atlanta to attend The 25th National Gay and Lesbian Task... Read more.

StoryCorps 6.28 Society

The 6.28 Society is a community of individuals dedicated to supporting StoryCorps' long-term commitment to the LGBTQ community.

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Funding for StoryCorps OutLoud Provided by

  • Major Funding Provided By

  • National Broadcast Sponsors

  • National Partners

    NPR American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress