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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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GR 18 Sherrill Wayland from SAGE USA

This episode of Graying Rainbows features Sherrill Wayland, Director of National Programs for SAGE USA, a key advocacy group that works to improve conditions for LGBT+ elders. Problems of concern include social isolation and access to housing and healthcare. In some parts of the country LGBT+ elders are being forced back into the closet due to religious discrimination masquerading as...

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GR 17 Eric Marcus from “Making Gay History”

This episode features writer and podcaster Eric Marcus from Making Gay History, which is a unique podcast because it features audio from original Marcus recordings did back in 1989. These recording formed the basis of his highly respected oral history Making Gay History: The Half Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights. However, even if you have read the book you won't want to miss...

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GR 16 Jody Cole from Wild Rainbow African Safaris

This episode is an interview with my friend Jody Cole, founder of Wild Rainbow African Safaris. We first met back in 2013 when a fan of my Brain Science podcast invited me to go on safari in South Africa. Jody was the only American guide, but she also happened to be from my current home town of Birmingham, AL.In this episodes she shares both her coming out story and how she became a certified...

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