Dr. Jane is a sexuality educator who came to this work late in life. As she writes, “As a result, my focus is not on young children, adolescents, or even parents. I’m on a mission to promote the sexual wellness of older adults, especially those in senior living communities. I am interested in those people on the margins who might feel different because of their sexual orientation, their gender identity, their sexual choices, their relationship status, or their race/ethnicity. My book was a joy to write. I was able to lift up the voices of LGBTQ elders who have been activists all their adult lives, fighting for sexual freedom. As an older lesbian, I believe Bayard Rustin was right when he said what every community needs are ‘angelic troublemakers’ and I am doing my part to make trouble in my later years!” She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. The Stonewall Generation is her first book. This lively interview is a conversation about sexuality, aging, LGBTQ challenges and the glorious book she has written as a significant contribution to our understanding of the topic of aging and sexuality.
Jane Fleishman, PhD, MEd, MS, is a writer, an award-winning educator, sexuality researcher, and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator. Her curious nature led to her latest accomplishment, her book entitled The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging. She co-hosts a regular podcast on sex in the second half of life and recently completed a popular TEDx talk, “Is It OK for Grandma to Have Sex?” She is an out and proud lesbian and mother of two really fabulous 20-somethings. This is her first time on “Your Boomalicious Life” and she’s psyched. You can reach her at: www.janefleishman.com.