Preserving LGBT Stories

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps and author of Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps (Penguin Press, 2013), is set to launch OutLoud, a project to capture the stories of the LGBT community, from before Stonewall to today.

→ EVENTS: Dave will be talking with Scott Simon this Sunday, June 8 at BAM, as part of Radio Love Fest | The OutLoud launch event is on the evening of June 17 at (Le) Poisson Rouge

OutLoud Clips Played on Today's Show


Dave Isay

Comments [7]


@john from office,
your comment is a perfect illustration of how important these stories are; they're an important form of education for folks like you, folks who not know that tr*nny is an offensive transgender slur, and that gender/sexuality are identities, not mere "lifestyles." Brian and Dave, thank you for bringing these stories to the public!

Jun. 05 2014 05:47 PM
Ed from Larchmont

We seem to have taken the wrong message from the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. The response to this illness shouldn't have been 'The gay community is under attack and has to stick together and press for our rights', it should have been simply 'This behavior can give us this deadly disease, we should consider stepping away from it'.

Jun. 05 2014 01:39 PM
LG from NYC

To those threatened by these LGBTQ topics...
It's the media's job to expose the stories affecting the 1% - 2% of the population. WNYC airs stories affecting 99%-100% of the population daily.

It's a very big city and even 2% of the population amounts to thousands uponthousands of people. Besides, NYC has a higher % of LGBTQ folk.

Most importantly: June is Pride Month =)

Jun. 05 2014 12:38 PM
Steve from CT from CT

@John from office & Steve from NYC:

I'm "straight but not narrow" myself. No problem.
Voted proudly for George McGovern. But, yes, 2%
of the populace shouldn't dominate the economy,
nor another 2% the dialog, which it very often
does here, more or less a daily theme, while
other topics go begging.

I mean, Jesus wept, tomorrow is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Jun. 05 2014 12:10 PM
John from Bklyn

StoryCorps does not offer downloadable podcasts, thus deliberately crippling its usefulness to listeners.

Jun. 05 2014 11:19 AM
Steve from NYC

@john from office: Because the way Brian operates is he takes an issue that affects 2% of people, and makes it sound like the whole world is suffering. The 1% are evil, the 2% are great. It's a fringe business, and he is a hype machine

Jun. 05 2014 10:42 AM
john from office

I have no problem with Gays, or the rest of the alphabet soup of the sexual identity movement, LGBT, tranny, top - bottom or whatever, but why is there a daily story on this lifestyle?? This is a big city Brian, plenty of other groups to fixate on.

Jun. 05 2014 09:15 AM

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