This story is about the family's journey to accepting Wyatt as he transitioned to Nicole.
Former WNBA star Candice Wiggins claimed she was bullied for being straight. This lead to a discussion on stereotyping in the WNBA and the things they can do as a whole to stop these incidents from happening.
Les and Scott GrantSmith describe the impact that Les' coming out as wanting to transition from being a woman to a man had on their family's life. They also discuss with their children how they felt at the time of Les disclosing his secret.
Pastor Danny Cortez discusses how his views changed after his son Drew came out as gay.
Here are a few coming out stories from StoryCorps. The first features two stories of growing up gay in the rural United States. In the second, Jay and Rita Fischer discuss her son's coming out. In the third, Zeek Taylor and Dick Titus discuss why they kept their relationship secret.
Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, co-founders of the first national lesbian rights group, discuss what it was like to be a lesbian in the late 1940s, including the common feeling that they "were the only one."
Kiyan Williams talks about how his discovery of himself led to some judgments from his family, but ultimately led to a feeling of solidarity.
Many people think that the change toward greater acceptance of gay marriage in the U.S. was rapid. However, as discussed in this podcast, change occurred slowly over time and was preceded by a number of major events.
The story of how the American Psychiatric Association decided in 1973 that homosexuality was no longer a mental illness.
Glenda Elliott, a woman who grew up in the 1940s, discusses the life-long love she was never able to experience due to societal views about homosexuality in her era.
In this episode of "Making Gay History", the host reflects on and shares portions of his mid-1980s interview with Jeanne & Morty Manford - the mother and son founders of PFLAG. PFLAG began following an incident where Jeanne Manford wrote a letter to a New York City newspaper following an attack on her gay activist son, Morty. This episode continues the story from that point on, recounting PFLAG's rich history in its pursuit to become a "bridge" between the gay and straight communities.
Two sets of parents discuss how they are adapting to their son's preference for girls' clothes and toys.
This podcast tells the story of LGBTQ rights throughout history through the eyes of the White Horse Inn, in Oakland, possibly the oldest gay bar in the United States.