Georgia State University Library announced the addition of footage from “OutTV Atlanta” to its Gender and Sexuality Collection.
The weekly news and entertainment show looked at LGBTQ life in Atlanta. The show was created by and produced by Michael B. Maloney and aired from 1999-2001 in Atlanta and Savannah.
Maloney saw that most coverage of LGBTQ life at the time focused on night club and drag culture – something he wanted to change. Maloney wanted to focus on “ordinary” gay people with his show.
The collection contains about 230 pieces of raw footage from when the show was being made and includes videos of the Atlanta Eagle, the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, and Atlanta’s Pride Festival and Parade from 2000 and 2001, among others.
“As the dawn of the new millennium approached, Mr. Maloney and his reporters were capturing evens and preserving the moments that allow us to dig deeper into the cultural and emotional landscape for LGBTQ at that time,” said Ryan Roemerman, who Maloney approached about donating the collection, according to Project Q Atlanta.