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The LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Dialogue Project has been featured in an array of media. Such features, we have learned, are important not only because it helps our work be more visible to our publics, but also because it allows our participants to see themselves represented in the news. A number of participants over the years have expressed the importance of seeing themselves featured in stories about LGBTQ+ community work, particularly work on aging. As a community-engaged project, stories in the media allow us to be visible in a different way than academic research. This, not to mention the time it takes for a media piece to be published being quite different from the time it takes for a peer-reviewed publication or grant application. Please enjoy reading some of the stories about our project over the years and the important work that participants engage in teaching and learning through dialogue.

“How Two Lonely Generations Are Helping Each Other Heal” in The New York Times

“I never had a relationship with an elder where I felt like I could be an entire person and feel seen with my lesbian identity. Having older folks that I can relate to and be friends with has been healing for me.”

March 18, 2021

“LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Dialogue Project connects youth, elders in conversation" in The Windy City Times

"A chance encounter in 2019 has blossomed into an intergenerational dialogue project that brings together younger and older LGBTQ folks...."

March 10, 2021

“Learning to Teach LGBTQ+ History” in Art Connects Us , The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Associate Professor Karen Morris and Assistant Professor Adam Greteman explore how to teach LGTBQ+ history through intergenerational dialogues.ilities of bringing together diverse LGBTQ+ cohorts..."

January 26, 2021

Trans elders are revolutionaries

Five transgender and genderqueer Chicagoans reflect on identity, joy, and their journeys thus far.

June 15, 2023

LGBTQ Seniors, College Students Come Together In Lakeview Art Exhibit That Tells ‘Stories And Glories Of Our Lives’

The LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Dialogue Project pairs queer students with older LGBTQ adults to bond over shared meals and art-making while learning their history.

April 26, 2023

Chicago This Week E5 May 5, 2023

On the latest episode of Chicago This Week, Medill reporters cover a Chicagoans work to get Sudanese families out of danger, fake city Twitter accounts, the Northwestern grad drafted in the NFL, and more...

May 5, 2023

‘I looked in the mirror and saw the man in me’: Trans elders on the ‘hope’ in ageing authentically

Growing up, Lonnie ‘Love’ Kenebrew’s “spirit” told him he was different, but it wasn’t until he saw an Oprah episode on trans issues that he finally “saw the man” in the mirror.

September 14, 2023

Bridging the gap

With “Iridescent Footprints: Stories and Glories of Our Lives,” multigenerational LGBTQ+ adults come together to celebrate queer and trans joy.

May 2, 2023