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Uncomfortable Heroes: Portia Cantrell

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of." - Portia Cantrell

June is pride month and it's hard not to think of someone who is out and proud without thinking of Portia Cantrell. Portia Cantrell is the co-founder of the Silver Pride Project. #SilverPrideProject "was established in 2017 to support and meet the growing needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT) and allied senior community in the Dallas/Ft Worth area through outreach and programming delivered with knowledge, sensitivity, pride and a strong commitment to promoting social justice and equality."

We spoke with Portia on Season 1, Episode 2: "Silver and Bold" about her story and what got her started as an activist.

Portia and her lovely wife T’Anya Carter have been together for more than twenty years, and happily married for five years.

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