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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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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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