Graying Rainbows – Coming Out LGBTQ+ Later in Life

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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.

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Graying Rainbows launched in November 2018. It's been an eventful three years, so this episode is a little different. It contains some advice for new listeners, reflections on lessons learned, and a brief look toward the future. Now that there…

This episode of Graying Rainbows is a review of Billie Jean King's new autobiography "All In." I highly recommend the audio version because it is read by King and her emotions come through. King's story includes "coming out later in…

This episode of Graying Rainbows features Gender Transition Coach Rae McDaniel. She shares her own story and her passion for helping clients of all ages. Rae's Websites: Practical Audacity Genderfck: The Club Other References: Transgender History by Susan Stryker (GR…

In this month's episode of Graying Rainbows Army veteran Andre Barnhardt shares his struggle to embrace his identity as a gay man. He reminds us that despite the new more "open" policies it remains difficult to come out in a…

This episode is an interview with Julie Sondra Decker, author of "The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality." Most people acknowledge that sexual orientations includes homosexuals, bisexuals, and heterosexuals, but there is actually a fourth possibility. A person who identifies…

Dr. Larry Millhoffer is a retired physician who is grateful to have been with his husband for 45 years. Over that time the meaning of "coming out" has evolved, but a pivotal time in his life was caring for the…

Retired Air Force Brig. General David Cotton shares his story of coming out LGBT+ after leaving his military career. He struggled with depression and with ending his marriage, but he shares how he learned how to embrace vulnerability and discovered…

This episode of Graying Rainbows features Quinn Cromm who shares their experience of being non-binary in a world of rapidly changing ideas. If you downloaded this episode before July 7, 2021 please download this corrected version. My apologies to Quinn…

In this month's episode of Graying Rainbows we talk with writer Carren Strock about the 3rd edition of "Married Women Who Love Women, and More." Despite changing attitudes women continue to discover their attraction to other women after marriage and…

In this episode of Graying Rainbows former minister Nathan Hall shares what happened when he was outed without warning. It is an inspiring story of strength and resilience. Recommended Reading: God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support…

This month's episode of Graying Rainbows features Jane Fleishman, author of "The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging." Links and References: The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging by Jane Fleishman Jane Fleishman's website:…

This month's episode of Graying Rainbows features Nick McKenney from the Gay Coaches Alliance. Nick came out 10 years ago when he was 63 years old and his first words for those of you who are struggling is that "it…

This month's episode of Graying Rainbows features retired UK physician Tony Kaye. He shares his journey including some of the new challenges created by the COVID 19 pandemic. Announcements: Sign up for the FREE Graying Rainbows Newsletter Or Text GRAYINGRAINBOWS…

This episode of Graying Rainbows features Angela Williams who shares her story of breaking free from toxic religious teachings. Her story also reminds us that coming out LGBT+ later in life is about much more than sex. Links and References:…

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…

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…

This month's episode of Graying Rainbows features Reverend Michael Crumpler who is the Director for LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs for the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). He shares the story of how he was able to realize his dream of being…

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…

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…

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…

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