Then & Now: Sharing LGBTQ stories across generations

Then & Now is a documentary storytelling project inviting LGBTQ-identifying elders and teens to share stories and oral histories. A collaboration with Elsewhere and the Creative Aging Network of North Carolina.

What was it like living in the south and identifying as LGBTQ? What is that experience like now? The project is inviting youth and elders to interview each other about their experience of living in the south and identifying as LGBTQ. We’re hoping to foster relationships across generations and create an oral history archive and resource for North Carolina and the Triad community. The interviews will be used to create a short documentary that will be screened in Greensboro and submitted to the Greensboro Public Library and local universities as a public and ongoing archive of LGBTQ experience in the south.

Then & Now Trailer

Edited by Lia Miller

Anti-Discrimination Week proclamation, Durham, NC (1986)
Anti-Discrimination Week proclamation, Durham, NC (1986)
Statement of Lesbian and Gay Pride, Durham, NC (1986)
Statement of Lesbian and Gay Pride, Durham, NC (1986)

Below are some sample video interviews from a short film called Intersections created by visiting artist Emilio Rojas during his residency at Elsewhere in 2012:

 

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