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Remembering Award-Winning Author Robb Forman Dew

Dew, who died May 22, wrote intimately about family relationships in both fiction and nonfiction. She spoke to Terry Gross in 1994 about The Family Heart, her memoir about learning her son was gay.

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Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis

A new PBS documentary looks at King's legacy both as a tennis champion -- she has a record 20 Wimbledon titles -- and the leader of a female player uprising that demanded fairer treatment and pay. She tells Fresh Air about the challenges of being a female player before there was a women's league.

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An 'Oddly Normal' Outcome For A Singular Child.

From the time their son Joe was 3, John Schwartz and his wife, Jeanne Mixon, suspected he was gay. They supported him through troubles in school and when he decided to come out — but as a teen, Joe attempted suicide. Their memoir, Oddly Normal, chronicles their experiences.

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In 'Beginners,' A Gay Man Comes Out Late In Life

The movie Beginners stars Ewan McGregor as a young man who learns that his 75-year-old father, played by Christopher Plummer, is gay. The movie is based on filmmaker Mike Mills' own life. Mill explains what happened when his own dad came out.

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