In PJ Raval’s engrossing documentary, what arrives “Before You Know It” is old age. While advocacy docs on the subject such as “Gen Silent” or “A Place to Live” examine problems or celebrate triumphs specific to the elderly gay community, “Before” takes a laid-back, observational approach as it follows three very different gay seniors, letting their … Continue reading PJ Raval’s observational documentary follows three very different gay seniors over the course of a year.
At a recent senior services visioning meeting for the City of Thousand Oaks, our table group came up with our future vision: “A community that provides easy-to-navigate and ongoing support of quality of life throughout the aging process.”I think about this vision a lot as it pertains to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors.Today’s LGBT elders … Continue reading The Other Side of 50
Ten thousand Americans turn 65 every day, and will continue to do so for the next 19 years, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. By 2030 in New York City, one in five residents will be over 65. “There can be more ‘business as usual’ when it comes to aging,” Audrey S. … Continue reading An Environment Where Elders Can Thrive
The day after Sean Dorsey's very first dance at dance school, the school's director "informed me that my work, quote, 'made people very uncomfortable.'" This, despite the fact that "immediately after the performance, I got all kinds of love and praise from local choreographers and dancers and all these people, most of whom were straight." … Continue reading Moving Tribute: Sean Dorsey Dance marks D.C. debut by honoring LGBT elders
Dementia is terrible for everyone, but elderly people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender — LGBT — face extra problems, says Ed Bomba, communications chair for the LGBT Elder Initiative in Philadelphia. Many have spent much of their lives in the closet and fear discrimination by medical or social service providers or even the … Continue reading Dementia especially difficult for LGBT