Kevin O'Connor - Unveiling Identity: Navigating Grief While Coming Out as a Gay Man

Episode Summary

Suppressing one's identity is challenging and emotionally taxing, often leading to internal conflict and emotional distress! If this resonates with you, what should you do? Join Kamie as she delves into Kevin O'Connor's journey of navigating his grief while coming out as a gay man. By sharing his experiences, Kevin offers hope and encouragement to others who may be on similar paths of self-discovery and acceptance! Stay tuned!

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About Kevin:

In addition to writing and publishing Two Floors Above Grief, Kevin O'Connor enjoys chronicling the stories of families and friends through tracing genealogical histories, writing, and picture collections. His prior writing includes personal letters, articles in professional publications, dissertations, anthologies, and presentations delivered at conferences, seminars, and webinars. He brings people together personally and professionally. Collaborating with friends and relatives, he plans family and class reunions.

He has performed in over 30 theater productions since the 1970s. He has been active with SMART Ride, a bicycling group that rode annually from Miami to Key West, raising funds for HIV awareness, treatments, and education. He was an elementary teacher, principal, professor, and curriculum coordinator in California, Illinois, and Florida from 1973-2020. In his final educational position, he authored content and provided training in supporting LGBTQ advocacy and Sexual Health/Family Life. He resides in Ft. Lauderdale with his husband, Leon. Their family includes five sons and seven granddaughters.


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