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Graying Rainbows is a community that supports people of all genders and sexual identities, with a focus on the challenges of Coming Out LGBT+ Later in Life. We use interviews, history, and storytelling to connect people who are new to the Rainbow Community. Graying Rainbows is released on the first Monday each month.

Graying Rainbows Coming Out LGBT+ Later in Life Ginger Campbell, MD

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Graying Rainbows is a community that supports people of all genders and sexual identities, with a focus on the challenges of Coming Out LGBT+ Later in Life. We use interviews, history, and storytelling to connect people who are new to the Rainbow Community. Graying Rainbows is released on the first Monday each month.

    Lou Poulain: Coming out after 60

    Lou Poulain: Coming out after 60

    In this month's episode of Graying Rainbows listener Lou Poulain shares his story of coming out in his sixties.
    Books and Episodes Mentioned:
    GR 31 with Kristin Kalbli of the Straight Spouses Network The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle  by Lillian Faderman (2016). Faderman was interviewed in GR 1. Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQI Activism by Adrian Brooks  (2015). The Stonewall Reader by the New York Public Library (2019). When We Rise: My Life in the Movement  by Cleve Jones (2016). Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death by Lillian Faderman (2019). Discussed with Faderman in GR 14. Additional Links:
    Dan Savage's Podcast OK 2 Be LGBT-- check your podcasting app Milk  starring Sean Penn (2009). The Life and Times of Harvey Milk (documentary) 1984.
    Announcements:
    On October 17, 2020 Dr. Campbell will be speaking at the online event Centering the Margins 2020: A Summit for LGBTQ Nontheists sponsored by the LGBTQ Humanist Alliance. Click here to register. Send email to grayingrainbows@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. You can now support Graying Rainbows via Patreon at http://patreon.com/grayingrainbows Connect on Social Media:
    Twitter: @GrayingR Facebook page: https://fb.me/grayingrainbows Public MeWe page: https://mewe.com/p/grayingrainbowscomingoutlgbtlaterinlife Email Dr. Campbell for an invitation to our new group on MeWe.

    • 55 min
    Lorena Lorena de Idiáquez Bakula: A Story of Transition

    Lorena Lorena de Idiáquez Bakula: A Story of Transition

    This episode of Graying Rainbows features my friend and fellow physician Lorena de Idiáquez Bakula. Lorena shares her story of growing up as a boy in Puru, where she attended university and medical school before moving to the United States to complete her training. It was not until she had been a successful physician for several years that she was able to transition and embrace her identity as a woman. She explains that despite the challenges she feels her life has changed for the better.

    • 58 min
    Michael Crumpler

    Michael Crumpler

    This month's episode of Graying Rainbows features Michael Crumpler. He share the story of how he realized his dream of becoming a Christian minister AFTER coming out as LGBT+ and we discuss some of the challenges facing African American males who realize they are LGBT+.

    • 46 min
    Jenn T Grace from Publish Your Purpose Press

    Jenn T Grace from Publish Your Purpose Press

    This extra episode of Graying Rainbows is an interview with author and entrepreneur Jenn T Grace. Jenn is the founder of Publish Your Purpose Press and her latest book is called "House on Fire: Finding Resilience, Hope, and Purpose in the Ashes." If you have ever wanted to write a book, you won't want to miss this episode.

    • 48 min
    Tress Ahles shares "the Messy Middle"

    Tress Ahles shares "the Messy Middle"

    GR 38 features educator Tress Ahles who courageously shares her ongoing coming out journey, including the tension between the joys of embracing her true identity and guilt about the impact on those she loves.
    Links and References:
    To get the free Graying Rainbows Newsletter click here or text grayingrainbows to 33777. Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty by Virginia "Ginger" Campbell, MD Dr. Campbell's interview on The Out Entrepreneur with Rhodes Perry (GR 9) Look for upcoming interview on Life Un-closeted with Rick Clemons (GR 4)
    Announcements:
    Please buy the 2nd edition of Dr. Campbell's book Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty goes on sale everywhere. Send email to grayingrainbows@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. You can now support Graying Rainbows via Patreon at http://patreon.com/grayingrainbows Connect on Social Media:
    Twitter: @GrayingR Facebook page: https://fb.me/grayingrainbows Public MeWe page: https://mewe.com/p/grayingrainbowscomingoutlgbtlaterinlife Email Dr. Campbell for an invitation to our new group on MeWe.

    • 35 min
    William Smith founder of "Gay Life After 40"

    William Smith founder of "Gay Life After 40"

    This month's guest William Smith founded the long-running website gaylifeafter40.com and several related groups on Facebook. We go beyond his personal coming out story as he shares the lessons he has learned from helping other gay men come out "later in life." Although his work focuses on gay men,  these lessons can remind us all of the power of helping others. 
    Links and References:
    Gay Life After 40: http://www.gaylifeafter40.com/  The Gay Life After 40 Mastermind Summit Loren Olson: GR2 and GR 7 Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight by Loren A. Olson, MD AARP: a surprising resource for LGBT elders SAGE: supporting LGBT Elders Announcements:
    Mark your calendar for June 16, 2020: That's when the 2nd edition of Dr. Campbell's book Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty goes on sale everywhere. Get show notes automatically when you sign up for the Graying Rainbows Newsletter. Send email to grayingrainbows@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. You can now support Graying Rainbows via Patreon at http://patreon.com/grayingrainbows Connect on Social Media:
    Twitter: @GrayingR Facebook page: https://fb.me/grayingrainbows Public MeWe page: https://mewe.com/p/grayingrainbowscomingoutlgbtlaterinlife Email Dr. Campbell for an invitation to our new group on MeWe.

    • 42 min

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