The New ‘New Dylans’: Musical Storytellers for Modern Times

John Darnielle, The Mountain Goats

Here are four of the finest narrators who still use song as a medium—raconteurs capturing distinctly modern stories.

Good Grief

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A generation later, Kile Ozier believes the gay community has still not healed from the ravaging shame and grief that accompanied the AIDS crisis.

Biting Bad Apples: The Truth About the “Ex-Gay” Movement


The conversion therapy business may be more about making money than setting you straight.

Fear and Love in the Time of AIDS

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Donald D’Haene’s date with fear taught him the real meaning of love.

The Long Road to Pride


From “Gays for Ford” to the 1979 San Francisco Gay Pride Parade, Kile Ozier makes a lifetime journey to Pride.

Pride’s Progress: The Mainstreaming of Gay Culture

Rachel Maddow

Stefan Borst-Censullo believes the mainstream success of Pride Parades means the gay rights movement is winning.

“As a bi, I’ve been shunned by the gay community for not being lesbian enough.”

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