For the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the National LGBTQ Task Force is teaming up with StoryCorps on a historic effort to honor this historic moment - inspiring people across the country to honor an LGBTQ elder with an interview in order to preserve these voices before they are lost to history.
Over the month of June 2019, they are asking people across America to pick up their mobile devices and use the StoryCorps App to record the personal stories of people within the LGBTQ community, particularly interviewing those who were born before the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Each of these interviews will become a permanent part of American history at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Help us preserve the stories of LGBTQ elders. StoryCorps OutLoud needs YOU!
Since the events at Stonewall, we’ve witnessed 50 years of activism, visibility, and increased civil rights for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. While progress has been made, much work remains, and we must remember our history so that future generations can understand the past and continue to work for a brighter future.
- Listen to powerful stories that have already been recorded
- Watch selected animations
- Search the StoryCorps Archive for additional stories
Record your story. It’s as easy as downloading the StoryCorps App, sitting down for a conversation, and hitting “record.”
Host a community event. Contact your local LGBTQ center, an inclusive faith community, or public community center to host a Stonewall OutLoud Story Party. Set a goal for how many stories you’d like to be recorded and go for it!
Who can participate? Everyone! Make plans to interview an elder and/or another member of the LGBTQ community at storycorps.org/outloud.
Through these conversations, we hope to show our gratitude while also inspiring people across the country to create the largest and most important collection of LGBTQ voices ever gathered.