Episode 4: Research On Aging LGBTQI and Nonbinary People ft. Jason Flatt, PhD, MPH
Queer History Lesson of the Day
June 28th, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City. Stonewall Forever is a project to find, preserve and share the untold stories of the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and the early years of the LGBTQI and nonbinary rights movement. According to Stonewall Forever, “the Stonewall Riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ community against a discriminatory police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28th, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The riots lasted five nights and served as a galvanizing moment for the LGBTQ activist community to unite in a nationwide movement fighting for LGBTQ rights. The following year of action culminated on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, an organized march considered to be the first Pride.”
In honor of those who fought, died, ate, drank, lived, danced, and marched for the freedom to love: this episode is dedicated to you. Thank you.
Aging LGBTQI and nonbinary people are defined as “a population of sexual and gender minorities over the age of 50” according to the NIH. Studies show there are between 1.75-4 million queer aging adults. In this week’s, episode we talk to Dr. Jason Flatt about his research at the University of California, San Francisco on the aging LGBTQI and nonbinary populations. Jason has his hands in many pots but a with a single mission of understanding and improving the lives of aging queer adults. Jason D. Flatt, PhD, MPH (He, Him, His) is an Assistant Professor in Residence at the Institute for Health & Aging, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Jason is a faculty member with the UCSF Healthforce and affiliate faculty with the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (PRL-HPS). He is also affiliated with the UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities, UCSF Pepper Center, PRL-IHPS Evaluation Community of Practice, and UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care. With respect to teaching and academic administration, Jason teaches a designing clinical research course for the School of Medicine.
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