The OutMuseum is the first LGBTQ+ arts and media virtual museum of its kind - available free to the public. Home to a combination of rotating and permanent exhibits centering themes, identities, and experiences which celebrate and commemorate the queer and trans communities we serve as an organization, the OutMuseum places the telling of our past, present, and future into the hands of those who have lived this past, are surviving its present and will be imagining a thriving future for it. Through short film collections, panels and roundtables, oral histories, and other multimedia within our slate of exhibits, this space offers the ability to foster discussions, increase access to art and information, and, most importantly, speak to histories that are regularly omitted from the record. Because what is history, if not storytelling? And it is all available for free!
In this special collection of Audio Stories, LGBTQ+ young people take the microphone to offer their own perspective on the shameful efforts by lawmakers to take away their rights as well as their personal stories of growing up and living as proud queer and trans youth in Florida, Arizona, and Texas. As you listen to their stories, we invite you to reflect upon the bravery and vulnerability of these participants and urge all listeners to hear their stories as a renewed call to action. Special thanks to GLSEN and its fearless state chapters for helping to connect Outfest with these powerful young people whose stories we are humbled and proud to share.