Where Do Gays Retire Podcast

Where Do Gays Retire Podcast

Where Do Gays Retire is a podcast where we help you in the LGBTQ+ community find a safe and affordable retirement destination. Join Mark Goldstein as he interviews others who live in gay-friendly places around the globe. Learn about the climate, cost of living, the LGBTQ + community, healthcare, crime and safety, and more.


July 10, 2024 77 mins

Mykle Flatley and his spouse Doug moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Oloron Sainte-Marie, France in 2021. They chose Oloron Saint-Marie because of its climate, affordability, and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and Spain. Michael, who is a dual Irish and American citizen, obtained Irish citizenship 20 years ago, which made moving to France easier. The biggest challenge for them has been the language, but they have found the French to b...

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  • Nancy Schneider, a Philadelphia retiree shares her experience of retiring in the city.
  • Philadelphia is located on the East Coast of Pennsylvania, with easy access to New York City, Washington DC, and the Jersey coast.
  • The city has a temperate climate and offers a variety of quick getaways, including New York, the Jersey Shore, and nearby gay towns like New Hope and Rehoboth.
  • Philadelphia has a vibrant LGBTQ neighborhood ...
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June 12, 2024 92 mins

Renato is a Bolivian entrepreneur who currently resides in Madrid.

He has a passion for languages and has found a way to make money from it.

In addition to being multilingual, he also has a fondness for the arts, particularly pottery and music. He played in the orchestra of his city in Bolivia and Spain for approximately 5 years.

Renato was born in Japan, then moved to Bolivia where he studied until he was 16 years old. He finished ...

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Frontiers of Equality in the Development of EU and US Citizenship

Author: Dr Jeremy B. Bierbach

Jeremy Bierbach (1975) is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics, Jeremy worked as an IT specialist for several years. In 2001, Jeremy emigrated to the Netherlands. In 2003, he changed his career direction. He studied law ...

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Eric is French, born and raised in Paris where he lived and worked as a business journalist until Michael and he left for Malta.

Michael is American by birth (born in Hollywood, Florida) and became French while living in Paris. An HR Executive for 2 very large conglomerates, Michael has moved around a lot for his companies and traveled the world. 

He and Eric decided that life was too short to pass up a move to somewhere warm, a...

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pamm meyers

pamm meyers is, storyteller, dynamic leader and advocate dedicated to fostering prosperity within the LGBTQIA community through business innovation and social advocacy. With a multifaceted background, pamm has become a trailblazer in various fields, leaving an indelible mark on New Mexico’s LGBTQIA and business communities. 

As CEO of Go Social, pamm meyers Social Media.

https://www.pammmeyerssocialmedia.com/ pamm is ...

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April 17, 2024 70 mins

Rick retired on Dec 31 2023 with 35 years and 21 Emmy Awards under his belt as a producer, writer, and director. 

He began his work as a public service when he was elected as Dane County WI County Board Supervisor for which he will aim for reelection on 4/2/24. 

He is an advocate for the disenfranchised serving as a CASA volunteer in 3 states, as co-chair of Pride In Prevention, focused on harm reduction within the queer PW...

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Dwayne was born/raised in the northern Utah area (Ogden, north of SLC) and also spent time in southern California (Oxnard)

He was educated in Utah through high school, and went to Weber State University, majoring in Architecture, but discontinued his education. 

Raised in the area's predominant religion (Latter Day Saints, Mormon) Served a church mission to So. Korea. Has since left organized religion.

They have be...

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March 20, 2024 62 mins

"Meet Kurt Becker, a seasoned public health professional with a rich journey of dedication and impact. Originally from Ithaca, NY, Kurt earned dual degrees in broadcasting and developmental psychology from Tompkins Cortland Community College. After moving to Las Cruces, New Mexico, he finished courses at New Mexico State University and graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1994 with a bachelor of science in psychology.

Kurt's commitment t...

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Kevin grew up in the Detroit area. He attended college at Wayne State University and acquired his  Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. He started working with McDonald’s Restaurants as a franchisee in 1988 as an hourly crew person and worked his up to Director of Operations and Managing Partner. 

He has a great life partner and best friend, and they have been together for 22 years. In 2005, they ...

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February 21, 2024 68 mins

Marc Goldberg 

Dog Trainer and author

Marc  Goldberg had his first paying client while still in junior high school and printed his first business card in 1975 at the age of 17.  Marc first competed in an American Kennel Club obedience ring at age 12 with his first dog, a Sheltie named Gus.  They won High in Trial, beating out nearly 100 dogs and they won a Dog World Magazine Award that same year.

Marc became the youngest voting member...

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Dr. Michael Stracener is currently a Visiting Professor in social welfare policy at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He has 40-plus years’ experience as a clinical social worker and doctor of public health, retiring to Las Cruces in 2021 from Federal service with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Stracener is married to Larry King, a clinical social worker who also retired from Federal service with ...

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Jim Hansen

He was born in Pensacola, Florida in 1965 and raised in a military family. By the time he graduated from high school in 1983 in Newport News, Virginia, he had attended 9 different elementary and secondary schools. He can legitimately say he has lived in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., New York, Germany and now Maryland. Until he moved to the W...

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January 10, 2024 93 mins

Roxana Bellia
Growing up in Buenos Aires in the 60s, the adventure and quest for new economic opportunities took my parents to the vibrant city of New York. This was amidst the tenuous and fragile government that was later to succumb to a dictatorship.

Despite having grown up with a cosmopolitan mindset and bicultural orientation, California became home and in adult life, Long Beach was my happy home for a long time. 

I currently...

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Herschel Alan Weisfeld was born March 14, 1961, in McAllen, Texas along the southern border just across the Rio Grande River from Reynosa, Mexico, and graduated from public school in 1979.  While in high school he studied real estate and received his Texas Real Estate salesman’s license as soon as he turned 18 and his Real estate broker’s license at the age of 23.  He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a conce...

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Elaine Zito was born in Chicago and raised in Elk Grove Village until her family moved to Southern California. She graduated from UCSD in San Diego and received her Political Science degree with an emphasis in Latin American Politics. During her tenure at UCSD, she had the opportunity to study in Mexico City. This is where she discovered her love for the Latin people and culture. Three years later while teaching elementary school i...

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November 29, 2023 78 mins

Born in Anaheim, California, Lew Gallo, and his family moved to the San Francisco area when he was nine years old. The move was not unfamiliar to Lew and his siblings. His parents were known to take Sunday drives. As it would get later in the day and no sign of his parents, Lew’s oldest sister would start to cry but Lew was filled with excitement. This usually meant their parents had found a new home to buy, and for Lew, a new plac...

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Keith and Joe moved to Costa Rica after many years of living in Arizona.  They have been together for 16 years.  They both had a dream of living in Costa Rica and running a small hotel.  3 years ago, they finally made it come true, finding the perfect hotel in Uvita Costa Rica.  They sold their home in Arizona and bought Nature’s Edge Hotel in March 2020.  The US borders shut the exact week that they planned to move due to Covid, s...

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Richard Ostreicher  was born in Plainview, New York, and began his professional career at the Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre.  He went on to be the first Managing Director of the Portland Stage Company, Maine’s first resident professional theatre.

The early 80s HIV/AIDS crisis inspired him to partner with NYC-based pioneers in HIV/AIDS patient care and research that was published in notable medical journals and test...

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Jim Meadows, MSW, is the executive director of New Orleans Advocates for LGBTQ+ Elders (NOAGE). 

In addition to his work with NOAGE, he is the secretary for the LGBT Archives Project of Louisiana, and he serves on the board of directors for A Home Among Friends, which aims to provide affordable housing to low-income LGBT seniors in New Orleans.

He is vice president of the New Orleans Steamboat Club, one of the oldest gay social clubs...

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