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We want to hear your Mississippi LGBTQ story!

StoryCorps is coming to Jackson from February 5 to March 6, 2015, and they asked us at Equality Mississippi to help them reach out to Mississippi’s LGBTQ community prior to ensure that LGBTQ voices are heard.

StoryCorps is a nonprofit oral history organization that records conversational interviews between pairs of people who know each other well–usually family members or friends. Each conversation lasts for 40 minutes and can be on any story or experience that participants feel like sharing. At the end, participants take home a broadcast-quality CD recording of their talk and are given the option to archive a copy at the Library of Congress for the benefit if future generations. A very small percentage of the recordings are produced for national radio broadcast. This is a public service so it is completely free!
They have just launched StoryCorps OutLoud, a national effort to record and preserve the voices of LGBTQ people. Please click here to listen to some of the stories that have already been produced for radio broadcast through OutLoud.
If you would like to be part of the project, you may register directly with StoryCorps by using the following link direct link to the private calendar, through which they book pairs of people to come in and record.
Click here to view the calendar and make a reservation.
Choose “Mobile Tour – Jackson (2015)” from the drop down menu.
Enter Equality Mississippi as the organization for each appointment you make.
Only use this link, it gives us priority access to our system. Please note that the first two weeks of appointment times will be opened to the general public starting Thursday, January 22, and are expected to fill quickly, so register as soon as you can!
Dates and Location

Recording dates: February 5 – March 6, 2015

Location: 640 Dulling Avenue (Corner lot on Dulling Ave. and Old Canton Rd.)

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for help with your reservation. I look forward to hearing our stories!!
Best,
Melanie Deas,
Equality Mississippi
mdeas@equalitymississippi.org