A Stonewall Tribute: ‘Weathering’ and Life Years Lost Make all forms of Discrimination an Assault on Humanity
The airing of this show lands on the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of June 28, 1969, which is widely recognized to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. Today Bringing Light into Darkness dedicates this show to overcoming the oppression this form of discrimination continues to generate.
We begin the show with a 25-minute excerpt from our May 18, 2020, show with Dr Arline Geronimus that highlights the concept of ‘weathering’ which describes the scientific basis of how poverty all forms of discrimination, including that which our LGBT fellow US citizens continue to endure, is an assault not just on the quality of life but on life expectancy itself.
The second half of the show features LMSW licensed therapist Heath Collins and his insights as we explore the disproportionate stress that our LGBT community faces as a result of that discrimination and strategies and resources to help navigate it and minimize its damage.
Please tune in weekly to Bringing Light into Darkness, as this week we seek to bring ‘honest light’ to a particularly pernicious form of discrimination what we all need to do our best to mitigate and call out.
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If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. Malcolm X