August 2017

posted 08.11.2017
By Alison Hood and Alison Biggar For anyone with a connection to San Francisco, or even much of California during the late 1960s, the 1967 Summer of Love is a vivid reminder of a time when young people not only were idealistic, but also romanticized by older and younger generations. This Summer…
posted 08.11.2017
By W. Andrew Achenbaum The Summer of Love’s epicenter (1967) was the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, a 25-square­block district of San Francisco. The neighborhood’s Victorian houses, originally built for Irish workers, were in 1967 rented to students and musicians (such as guitarist Jerry Garcia,…
posted 08.09.2017
By Kimberly D. Acquaviva As a 45-year-old lesbian with friends and family members on both sides of the aisle politically, I have the privilege of hearing a wide array of opinions about Donald Trump’s presidency and its impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, queer…
posted 08.09.2017
By Corey Prachniak-Rincón If our paths happened to cross a few years back at the Aging in America conference, when I was in the middle of a two-year legal fellowship addressing LGBTQ aging, please try not to think less of me when I say what came next in my career: I have gone to the other end of…
posted 08.07.2017
By Amanda Smith Barusch I was 12 years old during the Summer of Love, with a pixie haircut, a best friend, and a horse that I rode in the hills. My parents, my brother, and I watched the 6 p.m. news on television. Flower children kissed and danced in the streets of San Francisco, while Walter…
posted 08.07.2017
By Paul Kleyman As a journalist, my perspective on aging is somewhat unusual, in that in 1972, when I began writing my book, Senior Power: Growing Old Rebelliously (1974), I believed I’d somehow found my way to the cutting edge of a new frontier in the movement for social justice. Opposing ageism…