Poetry & Literature
Yermiyahu Ahron Taub reads from his book of poetry, "Uncle Feygele," which explores the issues encountered by gay Orthodox Jews. He follows up with questions from the audience regarding the book and translating between English and Yiddish.
Veterans History Project
“Serving in Silence”
Gay members of the Armed Forces have had to live with an extra layer of discretion and professionalism. Here are stories of men and women who served their country while balancing the need to keep their private lives private.
“Breaking the Silence: Our Military Stories”
A panel discussion that focused on such topics as the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) repeal and experiences, the current status of LGBT equality in the U.S. military, Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 as it relates to military families, and the current ban of transgender service members.
StoryCorps – Links to stories related to the LGBT community
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, over 50,000 everyday people have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and with the permission of the participants is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. Millions listen to StoryCorps weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. StoryCorps OutLoud
Kendall talks to his friend Don Davis about his dismissal from the U.S. Marines under the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy.
A plaintiff in the 2004 court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts remembers the death of his first partner.
John Brown and his brother Paul Corbit Brown
The announcer was saying all these untrue things about gay and lesbian people...”John Brown tells his brother Paul about an encounter with a local radio station in West Virginia.
Kaitlyn Sever and Lynne Lande
“I think I might want to be straight with a nice husband, but, of course, I don't have any idea what it's like to have kids, 'cause I am a kid myself.” Kaitlyn Sever interviewed by her mom, Lynne Lande, who is a lesbian.
MJ Seide talks to her granddaughter Genna Alperin
“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.
Tony Perri and his grandson Jeffrey Perri
“I just felt I was not living an honest life.” Tony Perri tells his grandson, Jeffrey about coming out as a gay man.
Michael Levine and Matthew Merlin
“The lights went up, the music went off and you could hear a pin drop.” Michael Levine, who witnessed the Stonewall Riots on June 27th, 1969, speaks with his friend Matthew Merlin.
“When I was 10, I told my parents I was going to marry a man.” Robert Madden tells his friend Tom Kurthy about coming out to his parents.
Gayle and Frank Newby
“We decided, maybe we wanted to see each other again...” Gayle and Frank Newby remember meeting on a triple blind date in 1950.
Don Boniface and Ted Kuhar
“It wasn't love at first sight, but there was some kind of a recognition.” Don Boniface and his life partner, Ted Kuhar, talk about how their relationship began.
Sue Hyde and Jesse McGleughlin
“What do you think the differences are in the way you grew up and the way I grew up?” Jesse McGleughlin to her mother, Sue Hyde.
Jules Fishelman and Cathy Resmer
“You're the kind of person that we want our child to grow into...” Cathy Resmer to her friend Jules Fishelman.
Bobbi and Sandi Côté-Whitacre
“Do you remember when we were 19, totally in love, and couldn't tell anyone?” Bobbi Côté-Whitacre and her wife, Sandi, talk about their relationship.
August Faustino and Chris Elardo
“I remember wishing I would wake up a boy.” August Faustino and his friend Chris Elardo talk about being transgendered men.