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Gay Aging

Why I'm Unsubscribing From Ageism in the Gay Community

David Vaughn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Vaughn

Almost every time I go out in the gayborhood, I experience some form of ageism. Age shouldn't matter -- because it doesn't. It's the 21st century, and the only things truly dated about us are our idealisms.

How to Not Be a Bitter Old Queen

Kevin Thornton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Thornton

I'm in my 40s; that's about in the middle of life if I'm so lucky. As I look back through time, I sense the 20-year-old version of me back there in the past, judging me. I was cocky then. It's easy to imagine oneself as the winner before the contest has even started.

Old Dogs & New Tricks: The Oral History of a 'Gay' Web Series (Part 2)

Brad Liberti | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brad Liberti

To this day, Leon Acord marvels at how successfully his beloved Old Dogs made the transition from his brain to the page to the screen. He credits his "dream team" of actors for making this possible and once again wonders what he's done karmically to deserve such luck. I tell him what he did was write a fantastic script.

Producer Gary Janetti Talks New PBS Sitcom Vicious and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with writer/producer Gary Janetti about his groundbreaking new PBS sitcom Vicious, which tells the story of an older gay couple, played by Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen, and their longtime circle of friends as they struggle to maintain their visibility and significance in our youth-oriented world.

Midlife Crisis...Or 'Gaylife' Crisis?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

What makes a gay midlife crisis unique? That was the question on a number of media experts' minds during a HuffPost Live segment yesterday. Among t...

Looking. Back.

Robert Julian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Julian

Sitting down to watch the debut episode of HBO's Looking, I feared I might be opening Pandora's Box. What sort of memories would fly out? Where would they take me? After all, I lived my own uber gay San Francisco life for over 30 years.

Embracing Life Beyond 50: Begin With 'Yes'

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Author, life coach, and nonprofit CEO Paul Boynton recently took the time to share with me more about his thoughts on initiating change, as well as his thoughts on being gay, aging, and other aspects of negotiating life.

Before You Know It: What We Can Learn From the LGBT Senior Community

PJ Raval | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
PJ Raval

The inspiration behind Before You Know It came in 2008, when I was invited to screen my last film in upstate New York. There was a good LGBT turnout, and they were almost exclusively LGBT seniors. I realized how little I'd seen or heard of them as a community, and I started to question why.

'Golden Gays': They're Gay, They're Gray... Get Out Of Their Way!

Robert Julian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Julian

Regardless of the show's ultimate success, the significance of Golden Gays lies in the fact that it is the first television show in history to focus on the lives of lesbian and gay seniors. By definition, this is groundbreaking television.

Grow Old With Me

Tom Judson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Judson

Why exactly is telling someone that they look younger than their years considered a compliment? If it's better to look younger, then the implication is that it must be better to be younger. And with that premise I most vigorously disagree.

Aging With Grace In The Gay Community

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

This year I will be 50 years old. That's close to 100 in gay years. I'm rocking gray hair these days, and I doubt I will ever see my abdominal muscles again. Here are a few reasons why I'm OK with that.

Peter Pandrew Tries To Grow Up

Andrew Cristi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Cristi

By the end of the summer of 2012, I was 28 years old, and the closest thing I'd ever had to a steady job was working as a fetish escort. I refused to move out of the house I grew up in. I hadn't managed to keep a single relationship (friendship or otherwise) that hadn't fizzled.

Going Gray And Being Gay

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

In interviews with several gay men over 60, a frequent comment was, "I feel invisible!" But are we truly invisible in the world at large or, specifically, the gay social circle of bars, clubs, and circuit parties?