A Beautiful Gray In The Gayborhood

In this episode, we visit an LGBT-friendly apartment building in the heart of Philadelphia's Gayborhood. Join us as we meet the residents. Michael Caines hide caption

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A Beautiful Gray In The Gayborhood

In this episode, we visit an LGBT-friendly apartment building in the heart of Philadelphia's Gayborhood. Join us as we meet the residents.

A Beautiful Gray In The Gayborhood

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We're Still Here
Michael Caines

We're Still Here

In this episode, we'll hear from trans women of color, who have often been the first to stand up for equality, and the last to be recognized for their contributions.

We're Still Here

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A Danger To My Country
Michael Caines

A Danger To My Country

This week on the StoryCorps podcast, we'll hear the story of one man's role in what we now call the Lavender Scare, and the great lengths one gay couple took to keep their relationship a secret.

A Danger To My Country

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We Are Family
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We Are Family

In this episode, stories about finding your people. We'll hear from LGBTQ folks on family — the ones they're born into and the ones they choose.

We Are Family

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Remembering Stonewall: 50 Years Later

In this episode, we honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising with an excerpt from Dave Isay's 1989 radio documentary "Remembering Stonewall," and we share selections from our current effort to preserve the voices of LGBTQ elders before they're lost to history. Michael Caines hide caption

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Remembering Stonewall: 50 Years Later

In this episode, we honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising with an excerpt from Dave Isay's 1989 radio documentary "Remembering Stonewall," and we share selections from our current effort to preserve the voices of LGBTQ elders before they're lost to history.

Remembering Stonewall: 50 Years Later

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A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

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A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

In this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we hear from LGBTQ people who've persevered in spite of how they were treated by family members, doctors and their religious community.

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

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For the Love of Ira
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For the Love of Ira

Growing up in the 1990s, Josh Davis was raised by two gay dads. Now a parent himself, Josh reflects on the importance of his family's lineage. We'll also hear from a gay son who refers to his father as "the patron saint of dads for sissies." In this Father's Day episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we're celebrating dads of all stripes.

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Love and a Life Complete
Michael Caines

Love and a Life Complete

This week's episode is all about love — what it's like to lose it and how it's never too late to find it.

Love and a Life Complete

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Pearls Of Wisdom

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Pearls Of Wisdom

Dee Westenhauser grew up in Texas in the 1950s. Even though she knew she was a girl, she always felt she had to hide it; except for when she visited her Aunt Yaya. In this episode, two stories about being seen for who you truly are.

Pearls Of Wisdom

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The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

On this Memorial Day episode, we remember Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, who was the first soldier to challenge the military's ban on gay servicemembers. We also hear from LGBTQ veterans on the discrimination they faced while in the service. Storycorps hide caption

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The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

On this Memorial Day episode, we remember Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, who was the first soldier to challenge the military's ban on gay servicemembers. We also hear from LGBTQ veterans on the discrimination they faced while in the service.

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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By The Power Vested In Me
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By The Power Vested In Me

15 years ago this week, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in the US. In this episode, we check back in with some of the plaintiffs from this landmark court case, and get to know the trailblazers who came before them.

By The Power Vested In Me

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Our New Season is OUT!

The StoryCorps podcast returns with 12 all-new episodes. This season, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we're sharing the stories of LGBTQ people across the country — those who lived before Stonewall and those whose lives have been shaped by it. Michael Caines hide caption

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Our New Season is OUT!

The StoryCorps podcast returns with 12 all-new episodes. This season, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we're sharing the stories of LGBTQ people across the country — those who lived before Stonewall and those whose lives have been shaped by it.

Our New Season is OUT!

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Second Chances

In our very last episode of the season, two stories about relationships that start off rocky and the reunions that lead to second chances. Eleanor Davis/StoryCorps hide caption

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Second Chances

In our very last episode of the season, two stories about relationships that start off rocky and the reunions that lead to second chances.

Second Chances

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Close Calls And Patron Saints

In this week's episode, two near-death experiences and what it means to reconnect with the people who happened to be in the right place at the right time. Eleanor Davis/StoryCorps hide caption

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Close Calls And Patron Saints

In this week's episode, two near-death experiences and what it means to reconnect with the people who happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Close Calls And Patron Saints

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The Leesburg Stockade Girls

In 1963, more than a dozen African American teenage girls were arrested for protesting segregation laws in Americus, Georgia. They spent one night in the county jail, but were quickly hauled outside the city, where they spent the next two months locked inside a stockade. In this episode, the Leesburg Girls shine a light on an overlooked moment in civil rights history. Eleanor Davis/StoryCorps hide caption

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The Leesburg Stockade Girls

In 1963, more than a dozen African American teenage girls were arrested for protesting segregation laws in Americus, Georgia. They spent one night in the county jail, but were quickly hauled outside the city, where they spent the next two months locked inside a stockade. In this episode, the Leesburg Girls shine a light on an overlooked moment in civil rights history.

The Leesburg Stockade Girls

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Old Guitars and Purple Hearts

In this week's episode, two stories of people reuniting with family treasures and the way that objects can live on long after a person is gone. Eleanor Davis/StoryCorps hide caption

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Old Guitars and Purple Hearts

In this week's episode, two stories of people reuniting with family treasures and the way that objects can live on long after a person is gone.

Old Guitars and Purple Hearts

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Santa Rick

'Tis the season of reunions on the StoryCorps podcast, but we're bringing you something a little different for the holidays. In this week's episode, how one man's Jewish faith actually helped him find his spiritual calling... as Santa Claus. Eleanor Davis/StoryCorps hide caption

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Santa Rick

'Tis the season of reunions on the StoryCorps podcast, but we're bringing you something a little different for the holidays. In this week's episode, how one man's Jewish faith actually helped him find his spiritual calling... as Santa Claus.

Santa Rick

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Stubborn Love

In this week's episode, a complicated reunion between a father and daughter, and a daughter's love—that exists alongside, and sometimes in spite of—her dad's mental illness. Eleanor Davis/StoryCorps hide caption

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Stubborn Love

In this week's episode, a complicated reunion between a father and daughter, and a daughter's love—that exists alongside, and sometimes in spite of—her dad's mental illness.

Stubborn Love

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A Son Always Remembers His Father

After World War II, there was a radio program that reconnected people live on the air. It was called Reunion. In this episode, we'll revisit their very first broadcast, when Holocaust survivor Siegbert Freiberg was reunited with his father. Eleanor Davis/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Son Always Remembers His Father

After World War II, there was a radio program that reconnected people live on the air. It was called Reunion. In this episode, we'll revisit their very first broadcast, when Holocaust survivor Siegbert Freiberg was reunited with his father.

A Son Always Remembers His Father

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High School Reunion: Part 2

After Dr. William Lynn Weaver's stories about integrating his high school aired on NPR, someone from the school's present reunited Lynn with his past. In part two, Lynn goes back to his alma mater for the first time in 50 years. Eleanor Davis/StoryCorps hide caption

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High School Reunion: Part 2

After Dr. William Lynn Weaver's stories about integrating his high school aired on NPR, someone from the school's present reunited Lynn with his past. In part two, Lynn goes back to his alma mater for the first time in 50 years.

High School Reunion: Part 2

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High School Reunion: Part 1
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High School Reunion: Part 1

Dr. William Lynn Weaver shares stories about integrating Knoxville, Tennessee's West High School in the mid-60s, and why he avoided the school for decades.

High School Reunion: Part 1

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Barbara And Jeanne

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Barbara And Jeanne

Two estranged friends reunite in a shelter and find home in an unexpected place.

Barbara And Jeanne

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When The World Is Exploding Around You
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When The World Is Exploding Around You

On this Veterans Day episode, friendships forged on the battlefield and the road to reconnecting decades later.

When The World Is Exploding Around You

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I Always Meant To Tell You This
Eleanor Davis

I Always Meant To Tell You This

What it's like to spend years searching for who you are, only to find an unexpected answer from someone you didn't even know you were looking for.

I Always Meant To Tell You This

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