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Embracing change

Friday, May 01, 2015

Embracing change

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On Being

David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch — The Future of Marriage [remix]

Thursday, April 16, 2015

What would it take to make our national encounter with gay marriage redemptive rather than divisive? David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch are pursuing a different way for all of us to grapple with the future of marriage, redefined.

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On Being

[Unedited] David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 16, 2015

What would it take to make our national encounter with gay marriage redemptive rather than divisive? David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch are pursuing a different way for all of us to grapple with the future of marriage, redefined.

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Death, Sex & Money

Hedwig, Older and a Little Less Angry

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Cameron Mitchell created Hedwig and the Angry Inch when he in his 30s. Now he's playing the title role on Broadway, and says aging and loss have given the show new meaning.

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WNYC News

Photos: Historic St. Patrick's Day Parade Brings Out Celebrants — and Controversy

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

An openly gay group marched in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade — a first in the event’s more than 250-year history.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Is It Rude to Fall Asleep During the State of the Union?" Edition

Friday, January 23, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Obama's State of the Union address, the Supreme Court's next (final?) marriage equality case, and the controversy over the movie Selma.

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The Takeaway

Please Give Blood, But Be Celibate: Revised FDA Rules Called Into Question

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would finally revise a decades-old rule banning gay men from donating blood—but the updated rule has a caveat.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 406: The Bridge

Friday, December 19, 2014

Writer Gay Talese interviews Bob Walsh, one of the ironworkers who built the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the country.

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Micropolis

Rejected by Religion, Saved by God

Friday, December 19, 2014

When Kedar Powell came out as gay, his religious father sent him away. But his deep faith sustained (and perhaps saved) him, even through homelessness.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Glenn Close & John Lithgow, Robbie Rogers, Joel Klein

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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The Takeaway

U.S. May Change Blood Donor Policy for Gay & Bi-Sexual Men

Monday, December 01, 2014

For the first time, a U.S. advisory panel is poised to recommend that the 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood be revised.

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The Takeaway

The Unusual Story of WWII Code-Breaker Alan Turing

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The film "The Imitation Game" opens this weekend and tells the story about the mathematician Alan Turing, who helped break Nazi coded messages but was punished for his homosexuality.  

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 392: Outcast and OK

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Darnell Moore tells his friend Bryan Epps about an incident that shaped his youth.

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WNYC News

Why Transgender Vets Can't Get Military Benefits

Monday, September 15, 2014

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A Department of Defense policy that prohibits transgender veterans from changing their name on their discharge forms is preventing vets from getting their military benefits.

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WNYC News

How the Wars Over Gays and St. Pat's Defined New York

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Gays marched in the 1991 parade, but they weren't invited back. Here's why.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Twists and Turns in Being Straight

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

James Joseph Dean, associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University and author of Straights: Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture (NYU Press, 2014), looks at how advances in gay rights have changed straight sexual identities -- no longer the default assumption.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 383: License to Wed

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Clela Rorex, a former County Clerk in Boulder, Colorado, tells her friend Sue Larson about issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples in 1975.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 380: Don't Sneak

Monday, June 30, 2014

70-year-old Patrick Haggerty tells his daughter, Robin, about the day he first had a conversation with his father about being gay.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 380: Don't Sneak

Monday, June 30, 2014

70-year-old Patrick Haggerty tells his daughter, Robin, about the day he first had a conversation with his father about being gay.

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WQXR Blog

Top Five Interpreters of Gertrude Stein

Friday, June 27, 2014

Opera Theater of St. Louis premiered Ricky Ian Gordon's opera about Gertrude Stein. Gordon is only the latest composer to find a muse in Stein’s words and world; here are five others.

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