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Amanda: 16 Years Later

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At the age of 17, Amanda knew she was gay. But her Catholic parents kept insisting she’d grow out of it. Today, a lot has changed in the country, and within her own family. In her new story, Amanda goes back to her parents to find out how they came to accept having a daughter who is gay.

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Produced by Joe Richman and Sarah Kate Kramer
Edited by Deborah George and Ben Shapiro.

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