Fifty years ago this week, the Stonewall riots were a turning point in the movement for LGBTQ rights. “Stonewall OutLoud,” a new documentary in partnership with YouTube Originals and World of Wonder Productions, celebrates the voices and memories of people who were there, interpreted by a cast of actors and public figures.
Many of the voices featured were recorded by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay as part of his 1989 radio documentary Remembering Stonewall. For many of the recording participants involved, this was the first time they had ever been interviewed about their experiences at Stonewall.
We’re sharing these stories as part of Stonewall OutLoud, our national effort to record and preserve the voices of LGBTQ elders during this anniversary year. Get inspired by listening to more voices and stories, and pledge to add a recording to the collection.