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imageAtlanta Pride’s Stonewall Week slate continued Wednesday with a recounting of local LGBT stories at Out & OutLoud, just the latest local gay-specific event for the national StoryCorps project.

Like last year’s inaugural event, local gay fans of NPR’s ongoing effort to record and preserve personal stories from every facet of American life – and specifically the ones chosen for airing on WABE’s StoryCorps Atlanta – packed a crowd into the newly expanded Philip Rush Center.

imageCity Café host and local gay radio luminary John Lemley hosted the gathering, and in advance of the event, StoryCorp Atlanta solicited contributions to the project especially for Out & OutLoud.

While munching on delicacies provided by Rush Center neighbor Radial Café, which hosted the event last year, attendees enjoyed the widely varied slate of 16 LGBT StoryCorp stories recorded by the likes of Radial owner Frank Bragg, state Rep. Simone Bell, trans activist Shelley Emerson, Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham and even Atlanta drag pioneer Diamond Lil, among others.

imageOut & OutLoud also featured comments from the presenting sponsors: the local gay historians Touching Up Our Roots and Lambda Legal.

For more information on the StoryCorps program, how you can participate, and to listen to contributions, visit StoryCorps online.

Photos by Brent Corcoran, RNZ Photography


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