Much like society in general, the gay community is stratified along age lines. Gay men are living longer than ever and some older folks feel disconnected to the younger generations that have not had the same experiences they’ve had.
On the other hand, young people seem to be forging their way forward in this world without the benefit of mentorship from older gay people. Is this a sign of progress in gay rights or are younger people blind to older people’s experiences? How do we find the common ground for conversation and camaraderie among people of different ages?
On today’s special edition of Feast of Fun, we’re teaming up with Project Crysp to bring you a podcast forum taped in front of a live audience at the Center on Halsted in Chicago, Illinois.
We have a THINK PINK TANK- a multi-generational panel of experts on how to break down the barriers when it comes to age differences: Bill Rydewells, a founder of TPAN (Test Positive Aware Network) and a member of SAGE, the Center on Halsted’s Advocate and Service group for GLBT Seniors; Tony Alvarado Rivera, a coordinator at the Broadway Youth Center’s LGBT Mentor Program, which aims to build healthy relationships between generations in our community; and Chris Bartlett, the director of the Greater Philadelphia LGBT Leadership Initiative.
Listen as we take you on a deep discussion on what it means to age as a gay man and how we can bridge the gap to become a happier, healthier and more connected society.
Plus questions from the audience live! You don’t want to miss it.
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