May 17, 2013
Excited to see this. The interview is about my novel, ‘Murder at Pride Lodge’ and the Kyle Callahan Mystery series. But she mentions lgbtSr, which I was especially glad to see. Thanks to Jen Colletta and Philly Gay News, online and print editions. You’ve made an old(er) writer’s heart very happy.
May 16, 2013
Two years ago after the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association convention (NLGJA) in Philadelphia I said to my collaborator Rick Rose, they could really use a panel on serving the over-50 audience. Here it is 2013, and my panel submission was accepted. I’ll be in Boston in August, joined by Stephanie Mott. Stephanie has been a contributor to this site nearly from its beginning, a tireless advocate and educator, and a fabulous columnist. I can’t say how thrilled I am to have her on the panel with me and the chance to finally meet in person. Look for more updates as the time gets closer. – Mark McNease/Editor
May 16, 2013
Listen in as co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose welcome the Rev. Elder Dr. Troy D. Perry to the podcast. Rev. Perry is the founder of the United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC), a worldwide denomination that began with 12 people in his living room in Los Angeles on October 6, 1968. Over the course of 45 years, Rev. Perry became an internationally recognized spiritual leader and one of the world’s leading activists for the civil rights of gay/lesbian/bisexual and transgender people.
Rev. Perry hold an Honorary Doctorate of Ministry from Samaritan College in Los Angeles for founding MCC, an Honorary Doctorate in Human Services from Sierra University, Santa Monica, California for his work in civil rights, and was lauded by the Gay Press Association with its Humanitarian Award. Rev. Perry has been invited to the White House on five occasions.
In addition to everything else, Rev. Perry was a featured speaker at all of the LGBT Marches on Washington: 1979, 1987, 1993, 2000 and 2009. He conducted “The Wedding”–a demonstration for marriage equality at two of the marches–in 1993 at the IRS building and in 2000 at the Lincoln Memorial. We’re delighted to have him as a guest on the podcast.
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May 16, 2013
By Dorene Internicola
(Reuters) – Baby boomers, the generation that vowed to stay forever young, are getting older, designing senior-friendly gyms and becoming their own personal trainers.
In exercise havens for the over-50 set, the cardio machines are typically low impact, the resistance training is mainly air-powered and some group fitness classes are taken sitting down.
At Welcyon gyms, founded by husband-and-wife boomers Suzy and Tom Boerboom, the average age of members is 62.
“The environment is really designed for those 50 and over,” said Suzy Boerboom.
The couple created Welcyon, which has locations in Minnesota and South Dakota, in 2009. It has no tread-mills and no free weights and workouts are customized to members’ levels of fitness. A smart card sets resistance, counts repetitions and adjusts workouts.
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May 15, 2013
I wrote a column the other day lamenting our culture’s aversion to the word ‘old’ and used SAGE’s ‘Older Adults’ language as an example. Then I noticed on their website that Pfizer sponsors them and has partnered with them in the pharmaceutical company’s “Get Old” campaign. Kudos to Pfizer for having the courage to use the ‘O-word’.
In June 2012, Pfizer launched “Get Old,” an initiative designed to take on an important issue affecting society today—the country’s growing aging population—and provide useful, actionable information that can help people take control of their health at every stage of life. The effort features a dedicated online hub (GetOld.com) that provides a place to share stories, find health information and tools, and be directed to relevant partner resources and social channels. Since its launch, Get Old has struck a chord across the U.S. that is fueling a growing conversation about aging and healthy living. SAGE is proud to partner with Pfizer on Get Old, ensuring that the unique issues facing LGBT older people are part of this vital conversation.
Get Old seeks to engage people in a different way around the notion of getting older and living better. By asking a simple but profound question—How do you feel about getting old?—it sparks thoughtful discussion on aging issues, with the ultimate goal of enlisting audiences to join the company and its partners in advocating on key health issues.
May 15, 2013
From U.S. News and World Report:
A South Carolina couple is suing the state’s Department of Social Services, a hospital, a medical school and individual hospital employees, alleging that a “medically unnecessary” genital removal surgery violated their adopted intersex child’s constitutional rights.
Mark and Pam Crawford say that their child, identified as M.C., is now 8 years old and chooses to identify as a boy, despite doctors deciding that M.C. should be a girl at 16 months old. The couple say that they chose to adopt M.C., who was in state custody at the time of adoption, knowing about the intersex condition.
“The first thought that I had was, lets make sure they don’t do the surgery,” Pam Crawford said in an audio recording posted to YouTube. Crawford said the surgery happened about three months before the adoption.
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May 15, 2013
I still take it as part of my handful of morning supplements, but a new study finds fish oil has no effect on preventing heart disease.
By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) — Although previous research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids may help those who have already had a heart attack or suffer from heart failure, a new study finds that the supplements do little to prevent cardiac trouble in people who have risk factors for heart disease.
Italian researchers reported that omega-3 fatty acid supplements did not reduce death from heart disease or heart attacks or strokes in this vulnerable group.
“Contrary to the expectations, adding supplemental omega-3 fatty acids does not have any specific advantage in a population that is considered at high risk of cardiovascular disease,” said lead researcher Dr. Gianni Tognoni, from the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche in Milan.
Tognoni said omega-3 fatty acids do seem to help prevent abnormal heart rhythms following a heart attack or heart failure. There appears, however, to be no value in taking the supplements to prevent heart disease, he added.
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