StoryCorps records gay grandfather's tale of coming out

Posted on 18 Sep 2009 at 8:23am

I woke up to this bit on NPR this morning. Tony Perri tells his story about living his “straight” life until deciding to come out. I won’t say much more because I hope you’ll listen. It reminded me a lot of Ray Boltz’s story where he talked about living the life he thought he was supposed to only to let years slip away.

The story was being recorded for StoryCorps, a nonprofit agency with the mission of recording an oral record of American lives. The recorded conversations are then archived in the Library of Congress. It was hard to tell if it was coincidence or great timing but it was a nice way of starting off this Pride weekend.

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