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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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GR 15 Why come out NOW?

In this episode Dr. Ginger Campbell explores the pros and cons of coming out LGBT+ at this particular moment in history. We consider the unique challenges facing those who are coming out "Later in Life" along with the unique opportunities this choice represents. The decision to come out is both personal and political, but Dr. Campbell argues that coming out at this...

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GR 14 Lillian Faderman talks about “Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death”

In GR 14 historian Lillian Faderman shares some highlights from her latest book Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death. Milk was the first openly gay man elected to public office, but unfortunately he was assassinated in 1978, after less than a year in office. We discuss some of the highlights of his short career and explore why many consider him the Martin Luther King of...

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GR 13 Veteran Gay Activist: Warren Blumenfeld

This is an interview with Warren Blumenfeld, veteran of the early fight for LGBT rights and author of The What, the So What, and the Now What of Social Justice Education and other books about social justice.Links and References:The What, the So What, and the Now What of Social Justice Education by Warren J BlumenfeldMattachine SocietyDaughters of BilitisGay Liberation...

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GR 12: Susan Stryker, author of “Transgender History”

Graying Rainbows Episode 12 is an interview with respected LGBT+ historian Dr. Susan Stryker.Her book "Transgender History" is very highly regarded and brings a valuable perspective to an aspect of LGBT+ history that has been largely invisible. Although she focuses on what happened in the United States after WW2, Stryker also reflects on how Transgender people have...

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