Eight storytellers will take the stage at Emory University Thursday night to tell true stories about their LGBTQ experiences.
The event, “Out/Spoken: Queer, Questioning, Bold, and Proud,” is the result of a partnership between the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ advocacy group, and the DC-based nonprofit Story District.
Four of the storytellers are from Atlanta, one of whom is Ames Simmons. Simmons is a health care attorney and a volunteer with the Human Rights Campaign. He will be talking about his experiences as a queer transgender man.
“What has moved the needle forward for LGBTQ rights thus far has been people getting to know lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people,” said Simmons, talking about the importance of storytelling. “We know that coming out to people is part of what changes hearts and minds.”
“Out/Spoken: Queer, Questioning, Bold, and Proud” is tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Emory University’s Harland Cinema.