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StoryCorps: Outloud

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StoryCorps recognizes the profound historical importance of capturing the stories of the LGBTQ community and the urgent need for this work to happen now. StoryCorps OutLoud is a multi-year initiative dedicated to recording and preserving LGBTQ stories across America.

"OutLoud" honors the stories of those who lived before the 1969 Stonewall uprisings, celebrates the lives of
Audio CD, 2 pages
Published June 9th 2015 by HighBridge Company (first published May 20th 2015)
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Nov 18, 2016 Beth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
This collection of personal stories gathered by Storycorps is deeply moving. Stories of love, family, courage, and heartbreak that must be shared. The accompanying documentary from 1989 on the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots is a reminder that the "past is prologue" especially as our political climate ushers in such deep fear and uncertainty. Sensitively narrated by the always wonderful Ari Shapiro, Outloud paints a vibrant picture of a community that too often is ignored or even worse, ...more
Dec 03, 2016 Hollowspine rated it really liked it
A great listening experience. Though probably be ready to get emotional. Each story, about family, illness, protesting, courage, heartbreak, coming together and falling apart, is heart rending and beautiful. I don’t think it would be possible to come away from listening to this uninspired. Highly recommended oral history, with awesome narration and interviews.
Nov 18, 2016 Alesia rated it it was amazing
Such heartwarming and heart wrenching stories all in one.
Oct 24, 2016 Kate rated it really liked it
A beautiful little's possible that I teared up a bit a few times...
Dione Basseri
Jul 10, 2016 Dione Basseri rated it really liked it
Not...really a book, so it feels weird for it to be on Goodreads. HOWEVER. So enjoyable, so uplifting, and, while we shouldn't always be telling queer youth "it gets better," this recording provides some great context to the decades of trials and triumphs of the queer community. In the first half, we hear from a lesbian veteran who wasn't allowed to participate in her wife's memorials (but who was accepted by her wife's mother), a son of an evangelical household who eventually gained the love of ...more
Sep 11, 2016 Tracy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook, wndb
I'm not crying you're crying. A collection of beautiful, bittersweet stories about growing up gay in the 50s/60s/70s/80s including a radio documentary interviewing first-hand witnesses and participants in the Stonewall Riot. Makes me proud of how far LGBT people have come, and fortunate to grow up when I did
Feb 11, 2016 Tj rated it it was amazing
I love the StoryCorps sessions on NPR. It is an oral history - a personal history- of everyday people. They not only leave behind a piece of themselves for the future generations of their family but also share it with the listeners of NPR. It enriches all our lives.

StoryCorps: Outloud focuses on the LGBTQ community. All of the stories will move you - tears of sadness, rage and joy. I especially loved the dad in the first story. The mother from Kentucky filled me with such sadness. Threatening yo
Marie F
Jun 08, 2016 Marie F rated it really liked it
4-4.5 stars

I often wanted more of their stories (presumably the originals were longer and edited down into a collection?)... but it was an emotional rollercoaster of nodding, frowning, laughing, aww-ing, and crying. It was overall full of serveral beautiful and painful interviews/conversations, but as a whole the collection felt a bit choppy and inorganically jointed. Perhaps I don't listen to enough talk radio shows and have an unrealistic expectation in that regard, but that's where I am...
Jun 30, 2016 Havelock rated it it was amazing
A series of interviews with LGBT people, mainly older people in the community. I found this really enjoyable and informational. I would have liked a few more interviews of trans and bi people, but this is still fantastic.

This also contains a documentary about the Stonewall riots.
Jan 09, 2016 Michael rated it it was amazing
Very short and compelling stories. Amazing to hear about the discrimination and suffering some of these people have endured, and continue to endure. A great book to get a quick insight into many lives.
Jun 08, 2016 Westerville rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adults, non-fiction
My only complaint is that it wasn't longer. - Tamara, Computer Services

Reserve a library copy.
Dec 03, 2015 Eric rated it really liked it
"Those who've survived the toughest adversity will mature to be the greatest source of strength and inspiration for the future generations..."
Jun 08, 2016 Evan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbt
Celebrate the American Library Association's LGBT Book Month in June 2016!

Brief. Harrowing. Brave. Love.

Be prepared for nearly non-stop tears, as StoryCorps is known to induce.
Lexxi Kitty
An interesting oral history that I picked up as part of the Humble Bundle for LGBT Pride month.
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Have a tissue box on hand...
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Pulls absolutely zero punches. I wish this was 8 hours long.
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