“Through the personal stories of four Americans, “Voices of an Era” chronicles more than 70 years of the struggle for gay rights. A 90-year-old Navy veteran recounts his “undesirable discharge” during World War II. A New Yorker describes the six nights of rioting in 1969 that began at the Stonewall Inn. An HIV survivor remembers the horror of his diagnosis in the early 1980s. And a soldier, battling terminal cancer, argues why her same-sex spouse should receive full veterans and Social Security benefits.” aarp.org
Editor’s Note: Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan, who is seen in the video, died on Feb. 9, 2013.