US: Stonewall Outloud

How has your life been different than you imagined? Have things changed for the LGBTQ community over the last fifty years? How do you hope life will be different for the LGBTQ community fifty years from now? What advice would you give your teenage self? What are you most proud of? How do you want to be remembered?

Help us preserve the stories of LGBTQ elders before they are lost to history.

To honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, in June 2019, StoryCorps will ask people across the country to pick up their mobile devices and use the StoryCorps App to record the stories of people within the LGBTQ community who were born before the Stonewall Riots. Each of these interviews will become a permanent part of American history at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Who can participate? Everyone! Make plans to interview an elder and/or another member of the LGBTQ community.

There is a way for everyone to participate in Stonewall OutLoud.  You may be moved to record a story with an LGBTQ elder in your life, invite friends over to listen to and record stories together, or host an event at a local senior center.  Stories recorded do not need to be directly related to Stonewall and the subsequent protests, but the 50th anniversary does offer a unique opportunity to honor and listen to the stories of those who lived before the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement was born.

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