OUTWORDS travels America recording the life stories of LGBTQ+ pioneers and elders, both famous and unsung. Explore some of their full-length interviews below, or check out our complete list.

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RADICAL FAERIE. POET. THERAPIST.

Franklin Abbott
Decatur, GA

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Women's Bodies Defender. Abuse Investigator. Artist.

Susan Allen
Slidell, LA

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ARTIST IN EXILE. 
HIV SURVIVOR.
OPTIMIST.

Juan-Manuel Alonso
Palm Springs, CA

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TWO SPIRIT POET.
TEACHER.

Crisosto Apache
Denver, CO

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TIO.
SURVIVOR.

Marcus Arana
San Francisco, CA

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POWER COUPLE
INEXTRICABLE.

Vivienne Armstrong and Louise Young
Dallas, TX

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PROUD VETERAN. 
PROUD BISEXUAL.

Cliff Arnesen
Boston, MA

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LOVER.
PORTRAITIST.

Don Bachardy
Santa Monica, CA

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WordPerfect Success. 
Ex-Mormon.

Bruce Bastian
Orem, UT

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DISENCHANTED ATTORNEY. ARDENT PHILANTHROPIST.

Al Baum
San Francisco, CA

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PLAYWRIGHT. POLITICIAN. RAGE ARTIST.

Terry Baum
San Francisco, CA

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CUBAN. PAMPHLET SMUGGLER.

Ada Bello
Philadelphia, PA

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QUAKER. FAERIE. AGITATOR.

Hector Black
Cookeville, TN

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SINGER OF SONGS. HEALER OF HEARTS.

Blackberri
Oakland, CA

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COMMUNICATOR.
TECH WHIZ.
FUNDER.

David Bohnett
Los Angeles, CA

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TOGETHERNESS PIONEER.

Patrick Bova
Chicago, IL

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BUSINESS LEADER.
FAITH LEADER.

Kathy Bowser
Arlington, TX

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TRANS RIGHTS
ADVOCATE.

Kylar Broadus
Washington, D.C.

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MARRIAGE PIONEER.

Donna Burkett
Milwaukee, WI

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Faerie Playhouse Proprietor.

Stewart Butler
New Orleans, LA

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LOYAL NURSE. HIERARCHY CHALLENGER.

Col. Grethe Cammermeyer
Langley, WA

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ANGELENO.
DANCER.
SELF-DISCOVERER.

Rodney Church
Covina, CA

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Legislator.
Earth Healer.

Karen Clark
St. Paul, MN

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ENTREPRENEUR.
COMMUNITY DEVOTEE.

Emma Colquitt-Sayers
Grand Prairie, TX

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WAR AND
RACISM SURVIVOR.

James Credle
Newark, NJ

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VETS RIGHTS
 CHAMPION.

Jim Darby
Chicago, IL

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WATER WALKER.
“GOOD OLD DYKE”.

Sharon Day
St. Paul, MN

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GANG HEALER. PEACEMAKER.

Marianne Diaz
Phillips Ranch, CA

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WASHINGTON MARRIAGE GROUNDBREAKER. PRINTMAKER.

Diane Divelbess
Whidbey Island, WA

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QUEER MUSIC CHRONICLER.

JD Doyle
Houston, TX

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ENERGY EXPERT. LEATHER SUBCULTURIST. 

Doc Duhon
Palm Springs, CA

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OLD LESBIAN STORY CHRONICLER.

Arden Eversmeyer
Houston, TX

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TRANS-FORMATIVE
JUDGE.

Phyllis Randolph Frye
San Antonio, TX

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LESBIAN VAMPIRE NOVELIST.

Jewelle Gomez
San Francisco, CA

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Trans Activist. "Visible Man".

Jamison Green
Union City, CA

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Stonewall Activist. Trans Icon.

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy
Little Rock, AR

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"GAYFUL" AGING ARTIST AND TEACHER.

Gary "Buz" Hermes
Sonoma, CA

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KREWE QUEEN. SOCIAL WORKER.

Michael Hickerson
Slidell, LA

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REFORMED BURGLAR. LOUDMOUTH FOR JUSTICE.

Ray Hill
Houston, TX

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Southerner on New Ground.

Pat Hussain
Decatur, GA

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DILDO DEMONSTRATOR. BI VOICE ELEVATOR.

Loraine Hutchins
Washington, DC

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RADICALESBIAN. WRITER. VISIONARY.

Karla Jay
New York, NY

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QUEER BLACK LIVES ORGANIZER. 

ABilly S. Jones-Hennin
Washington, D.C.

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SUPREME COURT CHALLENGER.

Eric Julber
Carmel, CA

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BISEXUALITY CHRONICLER.

Lani Ka’ahumanu
Cazadero, CA

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UNITARIAN BISEXUAL. HOSPICE SINGER.

BobBI Keppel
Portland, ME

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CHAMPION OF THE EXCLUDED.

Gene La Pietra
Los Angeles, CA

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PHOTOGRAPHER TO A MOVEMENT. LOVER TO A WOMAN.

Kay Lahusen
Kennett Square, PA

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LESBIAN SEPARATIST.
ANTI-RACIST.

Trella Ann Laughlin
Eureka Springs, AR

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SIP-IN INSTIGATOR. STONEWALL CHRONICLER.

Dick Leitsch
New York, NY

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SOUTHERN THINKER.
 THEOLOGIAN.

William Lindsey
Little Rock, AR

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NAVY VET. RAILS RIDER. EDUCATOR.

Crystal Little
Bay Saint Louis, MS

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MICHIGANDER.
TRUCK DRIVER.
MOM.

Lee Marquardt
Los Angeles, CA

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WEALTH BUILDER.
SAFE PLACE PIONEER.

John McDonald
Palm Springs, CA

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TRANS RIGHTS DEFENDER. PRECEDENT-SETTER.

Shannon Minter
Washington, D.C.

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FEMINIST BISEXUAL. BELIEVER.

Tom Mosmiller
Oakland, CA

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GENDERTALK FOUNDER. HATE CRIME DOCUMENTER.

Nancy Nangeroni
Los Ranchos, NM

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TRANS FAITH RECONCILERS.

Joanne and Julie Nemecek
Spring Arbor, MI

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OCEAN EXPLORER. SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR.

Diana Nyad
Los Angeles, CA

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BISEXUAL VOCABULIST.

Robyn Ochs
Jamaica Plain, MA

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LOVER OF GOD
AND HUMANITY.

Troy Perry
Los Angeles, CA

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SOCIAL JUSTICE
 WARRIOR.

Suzanne Pharr
Little Rock, AR

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KENTUCKY DRAG QUEEN.

Bradley Picklesimer
Meally, KY

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LEGENDARY DEAN. MENTOR. LOVER.

K.C. Potter
Centerville, TN

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HAIRSTYLIST. SUFFERER OF NO FOOLS.

Valda Prout
Washington, D.C.

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INJUSTICE FIGHTER. DIALOGUE INVITER.

Donna Red Wing
Des Moines, IA

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MOUNTAINEER.
FANTASY WRITER.

Diana Rivers
Elkins, AR

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PRE-STONEWALL PROTESTER. COMMUNITY BUILDER.

Alexei Romanoff
Pasadena, CA

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SUSTAINABLE FARMER.

Matt Russell
Lacona, IA

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THE SOCIAL CONSCIENCE OF OREGON.

Kathleen Saadat
Portland, OR

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DRAG ICON. CHARITY TURBINE.

Donna Sachet
San Francisco, CA

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SCRAPPY LIBERATOR. GAY RAIDER. PUBLISHER.

Mark Segal
Philadelphia, PA

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ANTI-DISCRIMINATION PIONEER.

Ruth Shack
Miami, FL

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ILLNESS REDEFINER. GAY SEX CELEBRATOR.

Charles Silverstein
New York, NY

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SMALL-TOWN TEXAS GAY BAR OWNER.

Michael Slingerland
Gun Barrel City, TX

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POLYAMOROUS BISEXUAL LESBIAN. ODYSSEY STORYTELLER.

Penelope Starr
Tucson, AZ

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Eagle Scout.
Psychiatrist.
Found Object Transformer.

Charles Stinson
San Francisco, CA

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MONKEY PAINTER.
STORYTELLER.

Zeek Taylor
Eureka Springs, AR

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DISCO QUEEN.

Jewel Thais-Williams
Los Angeles, CA

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EPISCOPALIAN. FIRST GAY MICHIGANDER ON RECORD.

Jim Toy
Ann Arbor, MI

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‘NOT NICE’ CHINESE GIRL. POET. BODYBUILDER.

Kitty Tsui
Long Beach, CA

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HEALTH REVOLUTIONARY.

Carmen Vázquez
Brooklyn, NY

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FUNNY FAIRY. 
T-SHIRT TRICKSTER.

Bruce Vilanch
Los Angeles, CA

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HISTORY PRESERVER.
OUT POLITICIAN.

Dick Wagner
Madison, WI

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HYPNOTHERAPIST. COMING-OUT DOULA.

Honey Ward
Santa Fe, NM

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CHOOSERS OF FAMILY OVER FAITH.

Gary and Millie Watts
Provo, UT

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MOTHER. GRANDMOTHER. THEATER MAKER.

Corky Wick
San Francisco, CA

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LADYBOY.
BODY CELEBRATOR.

Gigi Raven Wilbur
Houston, TX

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DREAMLANDER. AIDS MEMORIAL QUILTER.

Elizabeth Coffey Williams
Philadelphia, PA

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BIKER.
ARMY VET.

Charlotte Wilson
The Villages, FL

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GAY MARRIAGE MAPMAKER.

Evan Wolfson
New York, NY

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COLORADO BOY. 
PHILANTHROPIST.

Rob Wright
Palm Springs, CA

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TRUTH TELLER.

Mia Yamamoto
Los Angeles, CA

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AIDS MEMORIAL BUILDER. DODGERS FAN.

Richard Zaldivar
Los Angeles, CA

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