OUTWORDS is the first national effort to capture the stories of LGBTQ pioneers and elders all over America. We’ve just published our first volume of interviews, THE BOOK OF PRIDE, and we’ve launched this platform to make our stories freely available for research, information, and inspiration. We’ll be adding more stories soon so check back often! You can also share your ideas, or make a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts.
Jim Toy: "How long have you been gay?"
Karla Jay: "A Cigarette Under Your Chin"
Doc Duhon: "Tattoos on my Hands"
ABilly Hennin-Jones: "On Being Bisexual"
Valda Prout: "In my territory, I'm Valda."
Matt Russell: "A Dialogue with God"
Diana Rivers: "A Long Growing Season"
Phyllis Randolph Frye: "Christmas and Easter"
Lani Ka'ahumanu: "I couldn't even say I was bisexual."
Richard Zaldivar: "A Place at the Table"
Mark Segal: "We created a community!"
Jewel Thais-Williams: "Fireman's Style"
Corky Wick: "Radical in the Suburbs"
Rodney Church: "Staying Alive"
Blackberri “I See the Beauty”
Donna Red Wing: "On Hate and Civility"
Evan Wolfson: "Tension Equals Progress"
Mia Yamamoto: "Liberation Day"
Crystal Little: "No matter what, you're our shipmate."
"It was real for me and I was OK with it."
Working with John Waters: "What could be better?"
Dealing with doctors: "You're not a suitable candidate."
"No matter who you are, be yourself."