Seekers of Meaning 1/27/2023: Hesh Zinman, LGBTQ+ Activist, on Elder Issues facing the LGBTQ+ Community

On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Hesh Zinman, Commissioner, Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission on LGBTQ+ Affairs, co-chair of the Aging Workgroup and founder and former chair of the LGBT Elder Initiative, discusses issues of interest to the aging LGBTQ+ community.

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About the Guest

Heshie Zinman, chairman, Philadelphia LGBT Elder Initiative
Heshie Zinman, chairman, Philadelphia LGBT Elder Initiative

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Hesh Zinman has a long history of activism on both the local and national level. He has a passionate commitment for the health and well-being of LGBT and HIV communities and helped shape the city’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic from the period of 1987-1998. He was a driving force behind the start-up of Action AIDS, AIDS Fund, SafeGuards Gay Men’s Health Project and Delaware Valley Legacy Fund. He founded the AIDS Library of Philadelphia (which today resides at Philadelphia FIGHT) and went on to become the Executive Director of the AIDS Information Network. Heshie has worked as HIV Community Relations Manager for Dupont Pharmaceuticals Company and Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals. He currently serves as board chair of the LGBT Elder Initiative. Heshie has served on many other boards of directors, most recently joining the board of Philadelphia Corporation For Aging and the Mayor’s Commission on Aging. Born in Philadelphia, Heshie holds a BA degree from Penn State University and an MBA from St. Josephs University.

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