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Sean Sala, center left, and Fernando Zweifach Lopez, center right, march together at San Diego Pride on July 16, 2011. Courtesy of Fernando Zweifach Lopez hide caption

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To 'Get Even' With 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' He Brought Military Float To Pride Parade

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Tina Dietz and Patrick Conteh at StoryCorps in Bismarck, N.D. Savannah Winchester /StoryCorps hide caption

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'She Was The Adult I Needed Growing Up': Remembering A Great-Aunt's Enduring Love

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Maria Ochoa poses by the Arizona-Mexico border wall, south of Tucson, Ariz. Camila Kerwin/StoryCorps hide caption

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1st-Generation Mexican American Attempts To Save Migrant Lives In The Arizona Desert

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Candi and Estela Reyes shared memories of their father during a 2012 StoryCorps interview in El Paso, Texas. Anaid Reyes/StoryCorps hide caption

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'He's In Our Soul': Sisters Remember Their Dad's Legacy On Father's Day

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At StoryCorps in June 2015, Alexei Romanoff remembers an inspirational figure who helped him feel proud to be a gay man. Jill Glaser/StoryCorps hide caption

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'I Will Never Lie About Being Gay Again': LGBT Activist Remembers Source Of Pride

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Dr. William "Lynn" Weaver during a 2017 visit to StoryCorps in Fayetteville, N.C. StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps: Remembering Dr. William 'Lynn' Weaver

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Sarah Seltzer interviews her grandfather, 104-year-old Gilbert Seltzer, in West Orange, N.J., in January for StoryCorps. Afi Yellow-Duke/StoryCorps hide caption

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He Led A Platoon Of Artists Who Fooled The Germans: 'Imagination Is Unbelievable'

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In October 1983, rescuers probe the wreckage of the U.S. Marine command building near the Beirut airport, a day after a terrorist attack killed 241 U.S. service members. Zouki/AP hide caption

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Survivor Of Deadly 1983 Beirut Bombing: 'We Don't Talk About It Much'

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At StoryCorps in Palm Springs, Calif., David Wilson (left) and his husband Robert Compton talk about how, as a same-sex couple, their treatment by others has changed since they were legally married in 2004. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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'That Day Wasn't About Us': One Of The 1st Same-Sex Married Couples Looks Back

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Sada Jackson with her mother, Ileana Watson, in October 2014, when Ileana and her three children participated in a family Breast Cancer Walk together. Courtesy of Sada Jackson hide caption

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'I Only Knew Her As Mom': A Daughter Learns More From Her Late Mother's Best Friend

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Pauline and Judel Schuster on their wedding day in Stalingrad in April 1945. Judel died in 1997; Pauline died in 2011. Courtesy of Esther and Abe Schuster hide caption

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'We Were Lucky': Kids Of Holocaust Survivors Learned Their Parents' Life Philosophy

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Lisa Bouler Daniels grew up knowing she was adopted. She didn't know her birth mother, but she met Benjamin Chambers, her half brother, in January 2018. Rocio Santos/StoryCorps. hide caption

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'Part Of My DNA': An Adopted Woman Learns Of Her Birth Mother's Resilience

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At StoryCorps in Littleton, Colo., last month, siblings Lauren Cartaya and Zach Cartaya said they continue to cope with the trauma of the 1999 Columbine shooting. Kevin Oliver/StoryCorps hide caption

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20 Years Later, Sibling Columbine Survivors Reflect

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Keith Miller and Ellen Hughes both have sons with autism. At StoryCorps in February, Ellen tells Keith how grateful she is that he unexpectedly comforted her son during an emergency room visit last year. Rocio Santos/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Mother Of A Son With Autism Thanks A Stranger Who Helped: 'Nobody Does What You Do'

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Dee Westenhauser came out as a transgender woman last year. At StoryCorps in February, she remembers her "Aunt Yaya," the first person to accept her for who she was: a girl. Nicolas Cadena /StoryCorps hide caption

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Her Aunt Let Her Be Herself. As A Transgender Woman, She Still Had To 'Play The Game'

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