Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults are pioneers who bravely pushed open the doors to coming out. It is unconscionable that many of these leaders of social justice are forced to retreat into the closet as they age. The troubling reality is that the U.S. lacks a complete understanding of the LGBT senior community … Continue reading Help Prevent LGBT Older Adults From Aging Back Into the Closet.
Older LGBT people are four times less likely to have children and grandchildren and twice as likely to live alone as their straight counterparts, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. Many became estranged from their families when they came out, and many also saw their social support systems decimated by … Continue reading Gay men, lesbians struggle to find caregivers and old-age facilities that don’t discriminate
Times are changing rapidly and the age group with the lowest acceptance for the LGBT community is older adults. Which is especially difficult for those LGBT senior in need of affordable and safe housing. However, as of September 1, 2013, LGBT older adults now have an option custom-made for them: the newly opened Spirit on … Continue reading New LGBT Senior Apartment Community Opens in Minnesota
BY LINDSEY PETERSON JUNE 06, 2013 Growing up in an era that classified homosexuality as a mental illness, and brutality and discrimination were tolerated, some LGBT seniors fear their struggles of the past will follow them into old age. Eric Vironet recalls one senior telling him, “The kids that tormented me are still there, they’re grown … Continue reading ‘I’m afraid of being abused, but I won’t hide any longer’ — LGBT senior
“Before you know it” is a heartfelt observational documentary about aging, loss, isolation and finding one’s community. Its characters, isolated in their “golden years”, will grab your attention and keep it.The second documentary feature from director PJ Raval enters new territories that have not been accessible to many before: the private lives of three gay seniors, in … Continue reading New Documentary Explores Isolation Realities for Gay Seniors