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Gay Seniors

WATCH: LGBT Seniors Offer Incredible Advice And Perspetcive About Being Queer

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This video is going to leave you breathless. Popular gay vlogger Davey Wavey assembled a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) sen...

HIV, Aging and LGBT people: A Metamorphosis

Robert Espinoza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Espinoza

On April 3, 2008, my longtime friend Don (last name withheld) tested positive for HIV, the same day as his mother's 56th birthday. He remembers the da...

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.

White on White

Robert Julian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Julian

The ongoing homosexual diaspora has no geographic point of origin. But like the Jews, we're a people of diverse cultural backgrounds who must create a place for ourselves in the world.

'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.

Abandoned Hospital Could Be Re-Purposed For LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The elderly are often forgotten about, but there may soon be a place of commemoration and refuge in the windy city. As DNA Info is reporting, Chic...

Shared Housing Ideas For Older Gays And Lesbians

Next Avenue | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joan M. Burda Here’s how LGBTs can find housemates after 60 -- and avoid legal problems and personality conflicts...

From Stonewall to Homeless: The Plight of Our Elder LGBT Members

Mark Segal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Segal

Both women have worked their whole lives but never made enough to save for retirement. Both volunteered their time caring for those in shelters and hospices but, now that they are in need of the very care they provided, where do they turn?

My Tuesday With Morrie (Or, What We Can Learn From Our Elders)

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

I invited him to join me and two friends I'd invited to dinner Friday night. Morrie was the hit of the party. I'm lucky to have friends who, as I do, revere our elders and soak up the drops of wisdom woven like pearls into the fabric of their stories.

WATCH: Gay Grandpa Recounts Being Confronted By Wife: 'Dean, Your Boys Want to Know If Richard's Your Lover'

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske


White House Holds First Conference On Gay Aging In Miami | Posted 05.08.2012 | Fifty

Gay seniors, like seniors in general, worry about safe housing, good health care and having enough money in retirement. But according to those att...

They Called Me A Slut At 82

David Leddick | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Leddick

David Brooks, a writer from The New York Times, asked people over 70 to share how they felt about their lives. The biggest percentage said they felt they had missed out on doing what they wanted to do with their lives. My friends, there is still time.

Why We Need the First National POC LBGT Convening

Glen-Michael Francis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Glen-Michael Francis

Aging Americans have been affected on all fronts by the economic crisis, not only in housing but in cuts to health care, and the continued marginalization and lack of integration of people of color and, more so, LGBT elders of color into this dialogue.