• Karen McPhail

Help Preserve the Stories of LGBTQ Elders- Information from SAGE to Share!

I wanted to share the following that I received from SAGE:


Dear Friend of SAGE,

We are thrilled to tell you about an important project we're working on: Stonewall OutLoud.

For the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, we're teaming up with StoryCorps on a historic effort: inspiring people throughout the country to honor an LGBT elder with an interview in order to preserve our voices before they are lost to history.

Help us preserve the stories of LGBTQ elders

During the month of June 2019, we 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 LGBT community, particularly 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.

Interested in getting involved?

Talk with a younger person. Record your conversation. It's as easy as downloading the StoryCorps App, sitting down for a chat, and hitting "record."

Get inspired. Listen to powerful stories that have already been recorded, watch selected animations, or search the StoryCorps Archive for additional stories.

Become a Stonewall OutLoud Champion. Pledge the number of interviews you plan to record by visiting Let us know and we will list you on our website on our Wall of Pride.

Host a community event. Contact your local LGBT center, an inclusive faith community, or public community center to host a Stonewall OutLoud Story Party.

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

Through these conversations, we hope to show gratitude for LGBT pioneers while inspiring people in all 50 states to create a vitally important collection of LGBT voices.

Pledge to record. Honor our community. Ensure that LGBT history is never forgotten.

We look forward to listening!

StoryCorps is a nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn, New York. StoryCorps' mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. If you have questions, please email Madison Mullen at


Everyone can help to preserve the stories of LGBT elders!

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