When I’m not cooking or eating (or writing about cooking and eating), I’m a Producer at StoryCorps. For the past year I’ve been producing NPR broadcasts for our special initiatives including OutLoud—which records interviews with LGBTQ communities across the country. I’ve had the honor of meeting some amazing, fierce people who’ve taught me so much. Here are a few of those people:
Gabe López, assigned female at birth, always felt like he was a boy. He came to StoryCorps with his mom to talk about growing up transgender.
Together since 1971, Dick Titus and Zeek Taylor came to StoryCorps to discuss the lengths they went to while keeping their relationship secret.
Sisters from Wisconsin recount what it was like to find out both of their parents had AIDS, and to lose them both to the disease in the early 1990s.
Three stories from OutLoud, our initiative to collect stories in the LGBTQ community, about what happens when someone comes out—or doesn’t.
Kiyan Williams (R) talks with friend Darnell Moore (L) about growing up queer in Newark, New Jersey during the 1990s.