StoryCorps OutLoud

In WJCT’s StoryCorps OutLoud series, we’ll hear from Jacksonville residents who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Each week, WJCT’s Lindsey Kilbride will share a conversation recorded by the StoryCorps oral history project. All the participants are linked by the local LGBTQ youth support group, JASMYN.

In WJCT’s StoryCorps OutLoud series, we’re hearing from Jacksonville residents who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Each week, WJCT’s Lindsey Kilbride shares a conversation recorded by the StoryCorps oral history project. All the participants are linked by the local LGBTQ youth support group, JASMYN.

Bruce Musser and Tina Wirth are friends. Both are gay, in their 40s and serve as board members for JASMYN. But the similarities end with how they came to terms with their sexuality.

In WJCT’s StoryCorps OutLoud series, we’re hearing from Jacksonville residents who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Each week, WJCT’s Lindsey Kilbride shares a conversation recorded by the StoryCorps oral history project. All the participants are linked by the local LGBT youth support group, JASMYN.

In WJCT’s StoryCorps OutLoud series, we’re hearing from Jacksonville residents who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Each week, WJCT’s Lindsey Kilbride shares a conversation recorded by the StoryCorps oral history project. All the participants are linked by the local LGBT youth support group, JASMYN.

Cindy Watson is the Executive Director of JASMYN and she's been there from the beginning, that's 20 years.

Watson and her wife Garnett Harrison remember the early days of JASMYN, when the community was far less accepting.

In WJCT’s StoryCorps OutLoud series, we’ll hear from Jacksonville residents who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Each week, WJCT’s Lindsey Kilbride will share a conversation recorded by the StoryCorps oral history project. All the participants are linked by the local LGBTQ youth support group, JASMYN. The organization recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Ernie Selorio Jr. was a gay teenager in the early 90s.  It was then that he and his family moved from Washington DC to Jacksonville.