An octogenarian, Gary “Buz” Hermes MA has been serving the LGBTQ community for over 35 years.   Buz started a Gay Forum in Marin County in the 80’s and coordinated support programs for HIV/AIDS caregivers at Kairos House in San Francisco.  He joined the Seniors Program staff of the Spectrum Center for LGBT Concerns in the 90’s.  He moved to Sonoma County in 2004 and served as an LGBT Aging Consultant to Adult and Aging Services and with the LGBT Mental Health Task Force.  He currently teaches a popular class  “Aging Gayfully” at Santa Rosa Junior College; Older Adults Program and facilitates LGBT senior discussion groups in Sonoma and Marin counties.