StoryCorps' OutLoud initiative records stories from the LGBTQ community.
As of this Friday, same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states — thanks to a historic Supreme Court decision.
In the 1970s, this week's ruling on marriage equality was unimaginable. But many gay couples, knowing marriage was impossible, still wanted legal protection for their unions.
Iconic civil rights activist Bayard Rustin and his partner, Walter Naegle, were one such couple. The two men fell in love and were together for many years.