Watch: StoryCorps releases animated story from pre-Stonewall era about coming out

By John Mack Freeman

For National Coming Out Day this year, StoryCorps has released an animated version of one of their contributor’s coming out stories. Via

The groundbreaking oral history project StoryCorps released the animated short “The Saint of Dry Creek” in partnership with the It Gets Better Project today as part of the OutLoud initiative to document the stories of LGBTQ people across America. In the story, Patrick Haggerty remembers the advice his father, a dairy farmer in rural Dry Creek, Wa., gave him when, in the late 1950s, he realized his son was gay.


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