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Lgbt Older Adults

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.

Act Now to Help Prevent LGBT Older Adults From Aging Back Into the Closet

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Claire Pomeroy

Many LGBT seniors fear that the health-care system is judgmental and have experienced discriminatory care or lack access to culturally competent aging services. To address this crisis, the U.S. must adopt a new perspective that emphasizes health, rather than just health care.

Our Spinster Aunts And Uncles: Why LGBT Seniors Need Us

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kelly Cogswell

As much as young queers, our aging and disabled people need our help and attention right now, including our physical presence. This is a simple enough matter. You don't have to change the world first, just put your coat on and go.