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8:03pm

Thu January 24, 2013
StoryCorps

After Years Of Estrangement, Eight Siblings Become A Family

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 7:14 am

Bryan Wilmoth (right) reunited with his brother Michael years after their parents kicked Bryan out for being gay. All six of their siblings either ran away or were kicked out of their family's home over the years.
StoryCorps

When Bryan Wilmoth was in his late teens, his father found a love letter from a man in Bryan's box of things.

Furious at the discovery of a gay son, Bryan's father took him for a ride and dropped him off in the middle of the night with a $5 bill.

"That's sort of all I remember — sleeping outside in the country that night," Bryan, 50, recounts to his brother Michael, at StoryCorps in Los Angeles.

Growing up in a strict, religious household, Bryan and his seven younger siblings all became estranged from their parents over the years.

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9:48am

Thu January 24, 2013

11:55am

Tue January 22, 2013
It's All Politics

Stonewall? Explaining Obama's Historic Gay Rights Reference

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 11:13 am

The crowd faces off with police at the Stonewall Inn nightclub raid in the summer of 1969 in New York City.
New York Daily News Archive NY Daily News via Getty Images

President Obama made history in his inaugural address when he mentioned Stonewall in the same breath as Selma, the Alabama town considered the birthplace of the black-rights movement, and Seneca Falls, the upstate New York site of the first women's-rights convention.

But Obama's reference was very likely lost on many in the generations that have come of age long after gay men resisted police harassment at the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York City.

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2:56pm

Sat January 12, 2013
Remembrances

Remembering PFLAG Founder And Mother

Originally published on Sat January 12, 2013 8:32 pm

Jeanne Manford, gay rights advocate and PFLAG founder.
PFLAG National

President Obama spoke about Jeanne Manford in a speech he gave at the annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in 2009. Her son, Morty, was an important figure in New York City's gay community during the turbulent 1970s.

"Soon after the protests at Stonewall 40 years ago, the phone rang in the home of a soft-spoken elementary school teacher named Jeanne Manford," he said. A police officer told her Morty had been arrested.

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1:01pm

Wed January 9, 2013
Politics

Fresh Faces, First Day At The Colorado Legislature

Freshman lawmaker Dominick Moreno-D, Commerce City
Bente Birkeland

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