LGBTQ Elders Back in the Closet

We all earn the right to be ourselves in our last years of life, at the very least.  Right?

The new documentary, Generation Silent,  asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their lives to survive.

The filmmaker points out that many LGBT elders are currently aging at home, alone, without formal help, for fear of discrimination.  This is their choice, but it is clearly a constrained choice, based on a lifetime of experience being singled out, and treated differently because of who they are.

Watching this three-minute trailer reminds me yet again that the goals of gay liberation haven’t been achieved. We all want to age comfortably, with support, and without judgement.  So let’s support others who want to do the same.

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