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Amanda’s Diary, Revisited

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, the turning point in the gay rights movement. The anniversary is a reminder of how much has changed since 1969, when “homosexual acts” were illegal in all states but one – Illinois. Today, gay marriage is legal across the nation.

Here at Radio Diaries we have our own time capsule of how much has changed – the very first audio diary we ever did, with Amanda Brand. Amanda’s story was about being a gay teenager, with parents who were having a really hard time with the idea.

Today on our podcast, we’re revisiting Amanda’s diary, and we catch up on her life now.

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