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GR Jax Wheatley

This episode is an interview with Jax Wheatley from Portland, OR. Jax shares their double coming out story, which included coming out as Lesbian in their forties before transitioning to male in their 50's. I know you will appreciate this story of courage and resilience. Announcements: Please complete a brief audience survey. Send email to grayingrainbows@gmail.com or post voice feedback...

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GR 29 Shelly Johnson from “Latter Day Lesbians”

This episode of Graying Rainbows is an interview with Shelly Johnson of the podcast Latter Day Lesbians. In her podcast she shares her story and helps many other listeners who are struggling with being LGBT+ in the context of a very conservative religious community. Links and References: Latter Day Lesbians podcast Announcements: Please complete a brief audience survey. Send email...

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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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