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GR 28 “Lesbian Epiphanies”

This episode is a discussion of Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life by Karol L. Jensen. We explore the question of why so many women do not discover their attraction to other women until after marriage. Jensen's book was published 20 years ago, but many of the cultural factors she identified remain powerful in women's lives. References: Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in...

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GR 27 Arlene Stein, author of Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity

This episode of Graying Rainbows is an interview with sociologist Arlene Stein about her fascinating book Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity. In Unbound Stein follows the story of four people who had so-called TOP surgery and discovers surprising diverse stories. More importantly, their stories reveal fascinating trends in how young people view their gender identities. It...

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GR 26 Dr Whitney Carlson shares a Daughter’s Point of View

This episode of Graying Rainbows is a little different because Dr. Loren Olson's daughter Dr. Whitney Carlson tells us about what it was like when he came out when she was younger. I know many of you struggle with talking with children of all ages and I hope her perspective will be helpful. Announcements: Send email to grayingrainbows@gmail.com or post voice feedback...

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GR 25 Andrea Hewitt founder of “Coming Out Better”

In GR 25 I talk with Andrea Hewitt of the popular blog A Late in Life Lesbian Story. She share her personal story and how her blog led to a vibrant community on Facebook. (You have to listen if you want to learn how to join!) She also tells us about her newest project, which is called Coming Out Better. Links and References: A Late in Life Lesbian Story (blog) Coming Out Better (small group...

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GR 24 Dr. Ikeranda Smith

GR 24 is an in interview with Dr. Ikeranda Smith who teaches psychology at Atlanta Technical college and has a thriving practice as a professional coach, focusing on helping LGBT+ clients meet the challenges of coming out and beyond. Links and References: Dr. Ikeranda's website Dr. Ikeranda's amazon page The Experience of Being Unsheltered in Atlanta by Ikeranda Smith (2016 dissertation)...

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