Telling Your Story: Preserving History with LGBTQ+ Older Adults

Ray Gibson, a 65-year-old Air Force veteran and son of Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson, realized he was transgender in 2015. Gibson never saw trans representation in the media growing up and didn’t know of anyone who was trans, which led to challenges understanding his gender identity without knowing what he was feeling and why.

Now, Gibson tells his story through media interviews and by publishing videos on a YouTube channel, sharing his experience discovering his gender identity and coming out in the hopes that others, especially older LGBTQ people who may be realizing their identity later in life, will hear his story and feel less alone. [..]

Click here to read the full piece. This story was originally published by AARP on June 21, 2023.