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GR 23 Mark David Gibson

This episode of Graying Rainbows is an interview with Mark David Gibson, author of Served in Silence: The Struggle to Live Authentically. We discuss the challenges of serving in the Air Force during "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and his consequent challenges with alcoholism. Gibson also shares how writing his memoir was an important part of his healing process. Links: and References: Served in...

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GR 22 Deb Fowler from “History Unerased”

In GR 22 Deb Fowler shares her story and tells us about History Unerased, a project that creates teaching materials about LGBT+ history. She explains why knowledge of this history is not just important to people who identify as LGBT+, but how it helps young people from all backgrounds. Links and References: History UnErsased website Making Gay History Podcast (listen to GR 17) Bayard Rustin...

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GR 21 Midge Noble shares her story

In this episode of Graying Rainbows, listener Midge Noble graciously shares her story of coming out later in life with an emphasis on the challenges of reconciling her Christian faith with being a Lesbian. Links and References: Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? A Positive Christian Response by Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott Midge's...

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GR 20 Two Researchers from AARP (Cassandra Contave and Aisha Bonner-Cozad) Explore Advocacy for LGBT+ Elders

In this episode of Graying Rainbows I talk with Cassandra Contave and Aisha Bonner-Cozad, two researchers who are spearheading research into LGBT+ aging at the AARP. This includes their landmark Maintaining Dignity Study, which highlighted some of the unique challenges facing LGBT+ elders. Besides social isolation many fear discrimination in housing and healthcare. Since the AARP is the...

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GR 19 Anne-Marie Zanzal

A Minister Shares Her Coming Out Journey This episode is an interview with Anne-Marie Zanzal. Anne-Marie is an ordained minister, experienced hospital and hospice chaplain, and a mother of four. She shares her later in life coming out journey and we explore how faith can be an obstacle on this path. Anne-Marie now works with other women who are coming out LGBT+ Later in Life and she is...

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