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Us & Them: Sodomy, Stonewall & Pride

Us & Them
June marks gay pride month. Across the country, parades and festivals celebrate the progress of gay rights, but they also highlight the ongoing struggle against discrimination and hate crimes.

Not that long ago, you could get locked up for being gay. 

A West Virginia man tells "Us & Them" host Trey Kay about being sent to a mental institution for violating sodomy laws. Standing in front of the historic Stonewall Inn in NYC’s Greenwich Village, gay activist Brendan Fay tells Trey how things have changed over the past five decades for LGBTQ people in America and around the world.

On this week's episode of the "Us & Them" podcast: the pride, progress and ongoing struggle of gay rights.

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting and PRX, this is "Us & Them" the podcast where we tell the stories about America's cultural divides.

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Host of Us & Them/Independent Producer, tkay@wvpublic.org, @Trey_Kay

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