CBC Radio One Presents: Gay & Grey


From March 10 - 14, tune in to CBC Radio One's On The Coast for a special series: Gay & Grey. Throughout the week host Stephen Quinn and the On The Coast team will take an intimate look at aging in the LGBT community. See below for more details on the daily features. 

On Wednesday, March 12, we turn the microphone over to you! Tell us your concerns about being gay and getting old. Join us at the Fountainhead Pub at 6:30pm for a special forum, moderated by Stephen Quinn. Forum panelists include: 
  • Gloria Gutman - Professor Emerita in the SFU Department of Gerontology.
  • Dara Parker - the Executive Director of Qmunity, a queer resource centre.
  • Wayne Robert - the Executive Director of the Health Initiative for Men.
  • Claire Robson - the Co-organizer of BOLDFest, an annual festival for older lesbians that happens here in Vancouver. She's also the lead artist for Quirk-e, the "Queer Imaging and Riting Kollective for Elders."
  • Gwen Haworth - trans filmmaker who also works with Prism, Vancouver Coastal Health's clinical, education, information and referral service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and Two Spirit (LGBTQ2S) communities.

On The Coast lineup: 

Stephen Quinn narrates a radio documentary ABOUT Alan Herbert's story. Plus, Brian de Vries, a gerontologist from San Francisco, joins us for an interview about what he's learned from his research. 

Lisa Christiansen explores the lives of a lesbian couple dealing with dementia. Our feature interview touches on "how well does society care for LGBT seniors?" and we'll also hear from members of the public on the topic of "homophobia in care homes". 

Dr. Silvia Guillemi gives us a medical look at AIDS in old age. Dr. Guillemi is the Assistant Medical Director at the John Ruedy Immunodeficiency Clinic (IDC) at St. Paul's Hospital, Director of the Clinical and Education Training Program at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Plus, learn from two unique documentaries by our producers: Alexander and Doug, as told by Jodie Martinson; and A Trans Woman's Look at Aging Alternatively, as told by Jennifer Chen.

Dean Malone from Plum Living describes his experience of trying to create a senior's housing facility for gay seniors. Matthew Lazin-Ryder will also take us behind-the-scenes on the life of a man coming out late in life.

Can't attend the forum on Wednesday night? Tune in to hear excerpts!

Listeners in Metro Vancouver can tune in regularly to On The Coast from 3:00pm - 6:00pm on CBC Radio One at 88.1 FM/690 AM. To find the frequency in your area, visit CBC's Channel and Frequency Guide.

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