Discover the rich history of the gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and bisexual movement in the Capital Region and explore its contemporary challenges.

WMHT Specials

Out in Albany

56:24
Published:
Expires: 2020-05-31
Rating: NR

History of the LGBTQ movement in the Capital Region and a look at its contemporary issues.

For the very first time WMHT partnered with Kickstarter to help raise the funds to produce a film that tells the rich history of the gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and bisexual movement in the Capital Region while addressing its contemporary challenges.

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Out in Albany | Preview

History of the LGBTQ movement in the Capital Region and a look at its contemporary issues.

Cindy Swadba | Out in Albany

Cindy Swadba on the importance of Saratoga Pride & persevering when facing discrimination.

Out in Albany | Youth

What's it like for LGBTQ youth in the Capital Region?

Out in Albany | Life Pre-1969

LGBTQ community members reflect on life in Albany pre-1969.

Teri Wilhelm | On Being More Public as a Trans Person

Teri says that her coming out had to happen.

Out in Albany

History of the LGBTQ movement in the Capital Region and a look at its contemporary issues.

Sean Desiree | Out in Albany

Musician Sean Desiree of bell's roar on gender norms and activism.

Out in Albany | Pride Center

Albany is home to the oldest continually operating LGBTQ community center in the country.

Caitlyn Sleasman on Coming Out & Finding Community

Caitlyn Sleasman talks about coming out to her supportive family.

Keith St. John | Coming Out to His Mother

Keith St. John Came Out to His Mother Over the Phone.

Julian Purdy | Out in Albany

Julian Purdy on what it means to be transgender.

Ken Screven: Breaking Stereotypes | Out in Albany

Ken Screven, a broadcasting trailblazer, talks about life as a gay black man.

Julie Casper Roth | “Coming Out is a Lifelong Process”

Julie talks about coming out to her family & the support she received at the Pride Center.

Keith St. John Responded to an Ad that Changed US History

Keith St. John was elected as an Albany Alderman in 1989.

Kym Dorsey | Out in Albany

Kym Dorsey, a post-op transgender woman, on her life and experiences.

Roberta Bernstein & Viki Sand | Out in Albany

Roberta and Viki on their 36-year relationship and coming out to family and friends.

What it Means to Be ‘Out in Albany’

What does being 'Out in Albany' mean?

Ryan Ramdass on Always Being Yourself

Ryan Ramdass talks about always being yourself and finding resources in the community.