On the Mic: Outspoken LGBTQ Storytelling
“All-girls all-night orgy”

“All-girls all-night orgy”

September 1, 2020

Recorded LIVE at Sidetrack! Stories by Melvyna Gaynor, The Dutchman, and Buddy King. Hosted by Art Johnston and Kim Hunt, curated by Archy Jamjun. Artistic Creator: David Fink, Stage Manager: Brad Balof, Story Collector: Ray Teresi, Audio/Visual Tech: Bryan Smith, Podcast Producer: Devlyn Camp. More info at sidetrackchicago.com

“We’re starting this newspaper in the middle of an epidemic“

“We’re starting this newspaper in the middle of an epidemic“

August 4, 2020

Recorded LIVE at Sidetrack! Stories by Tracy Baim, Jace Smith, and David Cerda. Hosted by Art Johnston and Kim Hunt, curated by Archy Jamjun. Artistic Creator: David Fink, Stage Manager: Brad Balof, Story Collector: Ray Teresi, Audio/Visual Tech: Bryan Smith, Podcast Producer: Devlyn Camp. Find episodes of "The 10% Show" here or at gerberhart.org. More info at sidetrackchicago.com

“The intersection that changes everything”

“The intersection that changes everything”

July 7, 2020

Recorded LIVE at Sidetrack! Stories by Angelica Ross, Ashley Ray, and Ekeng Bassey. 

Hosted by Art Johnston and Kim Hunt, curated by Archy Jamjun. Artistic Creator: David Fink, Stage Manager: Brad Balof, Story Collector: Ray Teresi, Audio/Visual Tech: Bryan Smith, Podcast Producer: Devlyn Camp 

More info at sidetrackchicago.com

“New York City had the best police money could buy” w/ Stonewall bartender Tree

“New York City had the best police money could buy” w/ Stonewall bartender Tree

June 23, 2020

Welcome to the OutSpoken Pride special episode! This is a special interview of Tree, a longtime bartender at the Stonewall Inn, where he had just started working the night a very famous riot broke out in 1969... He's interviewed here by historian Owen Keehnen live at Sidetrack on June 5, 2019. 

CELEBRATE & SUPPORT Black trans lives! In lieu of our typical Pride celebrations at the bars and parades, please consider donating to Brave Space Alliance, Black Queer & Intersectional Collective, Queer the Land, Black Transmen Inc., and/or For the Gworls

For more information about the Stonewall Riots, check out "Stonewall" by David Carter. For more information on Marsha P. Johnson & Sylvia Rivera's involvement in the riots which catalyzed the LGBTQ rights movement, check out Johnson's interview with Eric Marcus of Making Gay History

Stage Manager: Brad Balof 

Podcast Producer: Devlyn Camp

Audio/Visual Tech: Bryan Smith 

Story Collector: Ray Teresi 

Our regular Outspoken event takes place the first Tuesday of every month at Sidetrack and is audio recorded in front of a live audience. 

Sidetrack is dedicated to providing entertainment and hospitality in a respectful, safe, and inclusive space for the LGBTQIA community.  Find out more at SidetrackChicago.com 

You can find more information about Outspoken at  https://www.sidetrackchicago.com/outspokenchicago/

“You a sissy, don’t be ashamed of it”

“You a sissy, don’t be ashamed of it”

June 2, 2020

Recorded LIVE at Sidetrack! Stories by Gearah Goldstein, Alexis Martinez, and Scott Whitehair. 

Hosted by Art Johnston and Kim Hunt, curated by Archy Jamjun. Artistic Creator: David Fink, Stage Manager: Brad Balof, Story Collector: Ray Teresi, Audio/Visual Tech: Bryan Smith, Podcast Producer: Devlyn Camp 

More info at sidetrackchicago.com

“Putting on mom’s wigs”

“Putting on mom’s wigs”

May 5, 2020

Stories by Eunji Kim, E. Patrick Johnson, & Elizabeth Gomez 

Queer history featuring Lorena Borjas. More info at lorenaborjas.org 

Hosted by Art Johnston and Kim Hunt 

Curated by Archy Jamjun 

Artistic Creator: David Fink 

Stage Manager: Brad Balof 

Story Collector: Ray Teresi 

Audio/Visual Tech: Bryan Smith 

Podcast Producer: Devlyn Camp 

“Love, Activism, & Whitney Houston”

“Love, Activism, & Whitney Houston”

April 5, 2020

Kim Hunt, Art Johnston, and Archy Jamjun

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