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 produced, with Amanda Brand.
Amanda was our very first diarist. Her story was about being a gay teenager, with parents who were having a really hard time with the idea.