StoryCorps' OutLoud initiative records stories from the LGBTQ community.
Deidra Robinson and her father, William Watford III, were extremely close — until she told him she was gay.
They came to StoryCorps in Homewood, a suburb of Birmingham, Ala., to talk about that moment.
Their story may sound familiar to many families.
"I looked at you and I said, 'Do you want to hear it?' " Robinson tells her father. "Do you remember what you told me?"
"No," Watford answers.
"You were like, 'No, I don't want to hear it,' " she recalls.