Story Collection Project

Millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth are silenced every day by the bullying and harassment they experience at school.  Countless others must grapple with a hostile home environment or an intolerant faith.  Through such experiences, these youth are made invisible, many still trapped in the proverbial closet.

Georgia Safe Schools Coalition firmly believes in the notion that one voice can make a difference.  In partnership with StoryCorps, we started The Story Collection Project, to make heard the voices of LGBTQQ youth and their allies.  By sharing stories of hardship and sorrow, courage and success, GSSC hopes to bring attention to the issues that most affect LGBTQQ youth.

The Story Collection Project: changing hearts, opening minds…one story at a time.


An Introduction to Georgia Safe Schools Coalition

Dr. Anneliese Singh and Maru Gonzalez discuss the mission and vision of Georgia Safe Schools Coalition.

This interview is provided by courtesy of StoryCorps, and national project of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect stories of everyday Americans.  www.storycorps.net.

 

From Bystander to Activist: An Ally’s Journey

Dr. Anneliese Singh interviews School Counselor and Safe Schools Advocate, Maru Gonzalez, on her role as an ally for LGBTQQ youth.

This interview is provided by courtesy of StoryCorps, and national project of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect stories of everyday Americans.  www.storycorps.net.

 

A Student’s Call to Action: Why Youth Voices Matter

School Counselor and GSSC member, Maru Gonzalez, interviews Austin Laufersweiler on his journey from reluctant leader to GLSEN’s 2009 Student Advocate of the Year.

This interview is provided by courtesy of StoryCorps, and national project of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect stories of everyday Americans.  www.storycorps.net.

 

GSSC co-founder Maru Gonzalez sits down with high school student John David to discuss activism, religion and the importance of telling your story.
This interview is provided by courtesy of StoryCorps, and national project of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect stories of everyday Americans.  www.storycorps.net.

How a Public School Teacher and Student Inspire Each Other’s Gender JourneysTommy interviews Middle School Teacher and Community Activist, Sir Jesse, on how their public school assignment as Mentee/Mentor (1997) has blossomed into a life-long brotherhood, one that encourages a more Beloved Community in a Transient World.

This interview is provided by courtesy of StoryCorps, and national project of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect stories of everyday Americans.  www.storycorps.net.