I can't think of a more perfect way to start this podcast than with a man I've admired since I first met him. Gregg Cassin is funny, compassionate and filled with an energy that is infectious. I felt pulled to him immediately as have so many of the people he’s met along the way.
Gregg has spent the past 30 plus years leading retreats and workshops for the HIV, LGBT and Queer Youth communities. He founded the San Francisco Healing Circle and the San Francisco Center for Living as well as assisting with the national AIDS, Medicine and Miracles Conference. Gregg’s work honors the scores of friends lost to the virus as well as the loved ones who remain. He works at San Francisco’s Shanti Project and is the creator of “Honoring Our Experience” a retreat program addressing the issues of long term survivors of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He also facilitates retreats for LGBTQ young adults and the LGBTQ asylee and refugee community.
Gregg’s work with the queer community honors the sacred inner journey we are all called to. Story-telling remains the foundation of his work which explores the importance of self-love, connection, belonging and innocence.
In 1990, Gregg was awarded a Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition, presented to him by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as well as honors from the City of San Francisco. He is seen in the ground-breaking documentaries “Absolutely Positive” and “That’s a Family.” His greatest joy is the gift of being a parent and grandparent to 3 amazing humans.
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