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Working For Gay Rights In America

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The Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage is a significant step for gay rights in the country.  The obtaining of those rights has been neither easy nor quick. 

The basic history often jumps from the Stonewall Riots of 1969 to the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980s.  Historian Jim Downs fills in the years in between, in his book Stand By Me

They were years of community-building for what we call the LGBT community today.  Jim Downs joins us with a synopsis.  
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.