The LGBTQ Institute’s Mike Maloney Collection of “OutTV Atlanta” video recordings has been made available online by the Georgia State University Library.
The recordings provide a glimpse into the life and times of LGBTQ people and organizations at the turn of the century in the American South.
The digital collection contains 228 digitized tapes of raw footage created in the process of making the show. It is available thanks in part to the Digital Library of Georgia’s Competitive Digitization grant program.
“OutTV Atlanta,” which ran from 1999-2001, was a half-hour weekly news and entertainment show for LGBTQ communities that aired in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga. As producer of the show, Maloney saw most press coverage of LGBTQ life involved nightclubs and drag queens. He sought to widen media focus on “ordinary” gay people who were social workers, attorneys and members of the community. Nightclubs and drag queens are also represented in the collection, including such luminaries as the Lady Chablis, RuPaul and local legend Charlie Brown.
Direct to “OutTV Atlanta” Digital Collection