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When His Son Came Out As Gay, This Pastor Delivered A Sermon Of Support

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When The Family Business Is Keeping Cool, It Pays To Be Warm With People

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Deaf And Blind, Her Father Still Knows How To Speak His Love

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Computer Love: Their 1960s-Era Dating Strategy? Modern Technology!

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Savannah Phelan, 8, and her mom, Kellie, in front of a 77-foot mural they helped paint, which reflects the experiences of children and teenagers affected by incarceration. Emily Martinez for StoryCorps hide caption

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Born In Custody, A Girl Finds Answers With Someone Who Knows Best: Mom

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For Dad And Daughter Fighting Breast Cancer, Grit Runs In The Family

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To Save A Failing Student, This Dean Offered Not Just Help — But 'Family'

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Anthony Merkerson and Charles Jones, on a visit with StoryCorps in New York City. StoryCorps hide caption

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From Father To Father, A Few Words Of Wisdom On Raising Kids With Autism

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A Fitting Tribute For A Stargazing Love: A Trip To The Moon

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'A Little Piece Of Mommy On Earth': The Gifts Their Late Mom Left Behind

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For A Survivor Of One Club Shooting, Orlando Brings Bitter Memories

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A view inside the UpStairs Lounge after the fire that killed 32 people on June 25, 1973. Many of the victims were there for a meeting of the Metropolitan Community Church, an LGBT-affirmative church founded by the Rev. Troy Perry. Jack Thornell/AP hide caption

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Out Of Ashes, An Unwavering Resolve: 'That's The Legacy. We Never Ran Away'

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Ernesto Rodriguez and his son, Sebastian, when Sebastian was 2 years old. Courtesy of Ernesto Rodriguez hide caption

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After Deployment, Marine Returns To Find His 'Most Important Thing': Fatherhood

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Hans Walters and his wife, Martha Hiatt, rock out with a sea lion named Bruiser. Alletta Cooper for StoryCorps hide caption

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This '80s Rock Frontman Knows: What Could Be More Metal Than Sharks?

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Navigating Life, And Relationships, After A Jail Sentence

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