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When Growing Old Makes You Invisible As A Gay Person

When Growing Old Makes You Invisible As A Gay Person | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
"LGBT seniors are going back into the closet because that fear is real. You just know when they don't want you there," says one elderly participant in a new documentary Gen Silent about the largely unreported issue of homophobic hom...
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Online community for LGBT Seniors & Baby Boomers, including news, blog postings and articles related to LGBT retirement and gay & lesbian life for the 55+ community - www.PinkieB.com/LGBTSeniors
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With Aging and Illness, Some LGBT People Opt for the Closet

With Aging and Illness, Some LGBT People Opt for the Closet | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
Returning to the closet in fear of deliberate neglect, disapproval or abuse is not uncommon.
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‘Queer As Folk’ star Robert Gant speaks out about LGBT people and aging

‘Queer As Folk’ star Robert Gant speaks out about LGBT people and aging | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
Robert Gant, co-star of Showtime’s groundbreaking American TV drama Queer As Folk, was honored with four others Saturday by the ADL Florida for their “tremendous courage, compassion, and determination in confronting hate and intolerance.”
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“Among these various honorees, they were recognizing my work in the LGBT community in relation to aging,” said Gant, 47, originally of Tampa. “Because LGBT elderly didn’t for the most part create families, the incidence of being old and alone — there’s a much higher likelihood of it.”

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No One Will Care for LGBT Boomers But Themselves

No One Will Care for LGBT Boomers But Themselves | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
You can’t control getting older, but you can influence the quality of life, writes this financial planner.
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In 2015, Mainstream Culture Suddenly Developed an Interest in LGBTQ Seniors

In 2015, Mainstream Culture Suddenly Developed an Interest in LGBTQ Seniors | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it

Grandma isn’t the only recent film or TV show about LGBTQ characters no longer in the first bloom of youth. Amazon’s Transparent focuses on the ways family members respond to a parent coming out as trans in her 70s. In Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, two septuagenarian law partners come out as life partners, spurring adjustments in the lives of their children and wives of many decades. Vicious, which airs on PBS in the United States, is a gloriously camp celebration of two gay men in their 70s who have been lovers for 50 years. And a trans 66-year-old was at the center of the year’s most talked-about reality show: the E! Network’s I Am Cait. The trend even spread to the book world, where one of the fall’s most lauded nonfiction releases was The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, by 75-year-old Lillian Faderman. In the arts at least, 2015 was the year of the queer senior.

Why is the culture suddenly so interested in our elders?


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Older LGBT Floridians Face Unique Challenges

Older LGBT Floridians Face Unique Challenges | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it

Older LGBT Floridians face unique challenges. They are much more likely to live alone than their straight, cisgender counterparts. More of than four in ten who are single say their healthcare providers don’t know their sexual orientation. And one in ten say they’ve experienced discrimination while searching for affordable housing.


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Science Says: Getting Older as a Gay Man Is Harder in One Specific Way.

Science Says: Getting Older as a Gay Man Is Harder in One Specific Way. | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it

It’s a commonplace to point out that, within the gay male community, youth—and the sexual attractiveness that supposedly comes with it—is a valuable currency. Obviously straight folks prize smooth skin and nubile bodies as well, but there’s a certain way in which the youth cult gets hyper-concentrated among gay guys. And as a new study shows, that concentration can have a disturbingly negative impact on us as we inevitably age.


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Gerontological Society Meeting Highlights LGBT Aging Issues

Gerontological Society Meeting Highlights LGBT Aging Issues | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
From the Bay Area Reporter: As more and more LGBT seniors are living out of the closet, the issues they are confronting during their golden years are receiving increased attention from researchers …

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SF LGBT senior agency ramps up housing outreach

SF LGBT senior agency ramps up housing outreach | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it

Openhouse, the San Francisco-based LGBT senior agency, is ramping up its housing outreach as it prepares to open next fall the city's first affordable housing complex meant for LGBT seniors.



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Crews with James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp. are turning the building at 55 Laguna Street, a block away from the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, into 39 units of various sizes meant for low-income seniors age 55 and older. An additional unit is being set aside for the resident manager, while six of the senior units will be assigned to people living with HIV or AIDS and at-risk for or have been chronically homeless.

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When Growing Old Makes You Invisible As A Gay Person

When Growing Old Makes You Invisible As A Gay Person | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
"LGBT seniors are going back into the closet because that fear is real. You just know when they don't want you there," says one elderly participant in a new documentary Gen Silent about the largely unreported issue of homophobic hom...
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Older LGBTI People Tell Their Stories in New Book from Australia

Older LGBTI People Tell Their Stories in New Book from Australia | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
As the co-editor and publisher of last year’s Outer Voices Inner Lives anthology featuring older authors, I’m delighted to announce an upcoming book from Australia’s David Hardy presenting the stories of more than 50 older LGBTI people, including...
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Sweden's first LGBT retirement home has long wait list

Sweden's first LGBT retirement home has long wait list | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it

There's a lengthy waiting list for a place at Sweden's first retirement home for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, its success highlighting a growing demand for acco...

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LGBT Seniors Don't Want to Go Back in the Closet at Retirement Communities

LGBT Seniors Don't Want to Go Back in the Closet at Retirement Communities | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it

Fifteen years ago Becky Bowles and Rhonda Mann were living a relatively low-key existence together in Seattle. Then they went on vacation in Palm Springs, CA, and fell in love not only with the small-town, high-desert vibe, but also the unabashedly gay-friendly vibe. By the third day of their trip, they were looking at properties. On Day 7, they bought.

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LGBT Seniors to Tell Their Stories in Song in LIFE IN THE FIRST GAY CITY, 6/28

LGBT Seniors to Tell Their Stories in Song in LIFE IN THE FIRST GAY CITY, 6/28 | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
A group of 17 performers are busy rehearsing at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Village at Ed Gould Plaza for a show about life in West Hollywood. They dance, they sing, they laugh and cry. Ranging in age from 55 - 87, this troupe, otherwise known as NewStAGES, is creating the story of Life in the First Gay City, performed June 28 at the Renberg Theatre, from their own experiences.

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With Aging and Illness, Some LGBT People Opt for the Closet

With Aging and Illness, Some LGBT People Opt for the Closet | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it

Lawrence Johnson and Alexandre Rheume were an interracial couple, who had been together 38 years until Rheume – 22 years older than Johnson – needed professional care as his health declined. At first Rheume moved to an assisted living development, but they both felt unwanted, uncomfortable and judged, as when Johnson would do such simple things as feeding or holding his partner’s hand. Rheume moved to a nursing home that felt more welcoming.

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Sacramento council OKs funding for LGBT-friendly senior housing

Sacramento council OKs funding for LGBT-friendly senior housing | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday night approved funding for the first LGBT-friendly senior affordable housing project in the Sacramento region.
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The project will consist of 53 units on currently empty lots at 16th and F streets in the Washington Park neighborhood. The project is specifically LGBT-friendly, but is not exclusively for that community. Opponents say they object to the location of the project, not the project itself.

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Report says LGBT seniors worry about discrimination in retirement housing

Report says LGBT seniors worry about discrimination in retirement housing | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
A report to be presented at a Saskatoon conference says many LGBT seniors worry about having to return to the closet if they move into retirement housing.
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Gay, lesbian seniors recall 2015 milestones

Gay, lesbian seniors recall 2015 milestones | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it

It's been a memorable year for LGBT rights, as several seniors pointed out recently in interviews with the Bay Area Reporter .

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Twenty-five / Sixty

Twenty-five / Sixty | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it

AT a public forum, a gay man in his 50s accuses a younger gay man living with HIV of complacency, saying he contracted the virus because he didn’t see all of his friends die. On social media, an older gay man says young gay men don’t appreciate having the freedom to live openly.

With legal reform and social attitudes to homosexuality moving at the blink of an eye, what it means to be growing up gay in 2014 is almost unrecognisable compared to what it meant 30 or 40 years ago, and that change defines the community.

Three gay men over 60 and three gay men under 25 attempt to separate fiction from reality, exploring their experiences of the generational divide.


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LGBT seniors: What are your needs? Take this survey today

LGBT seniors: What are your needs? Take this survey today | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
Health Assessment and Research for Communities (HARC), a nonprofit research and evaluation organization, has partnered with the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation and the Alliance Healthcare Foundation to develop a survey about the healthcare experiences...
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Seattle to help reach out to LGBT Seniors

Seattle to help reach out to LGBT Seniors | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
Seattle has earmarked money for an "equity training" program to serve LGBT older adults, families, and caregivers.
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Do LGBT Seniors Need A Room Of Their Own?

Do LGBT Seniors Need A Room Of Their Own? | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
"As you get older, it just feels more comfortable to be around people who understand and share your background."
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Invisible No More: LGBT Aging Comes Out Of The Closet In "Gen Silent"

Invisible No More: LGBT Aging Comes Out Of The Closet In "Gen Silent" | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
What are we doing to help the greatest gay generation?
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Golden gay times

Golden gay times | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
Retirement by the water, celebrating a golden anniversary, wondering about nursing homes. It's not the usual media image of a gay couple. What’s it like to age together, gracefully or not, as two women or two men?

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Ousted as Gay, Aging Veterans Are Battling Again for Honorable Discharges

Ousted as Gay, Aging Veterans Are Battling Again for Honorable Discharges | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
Emboldened by recent advances for homosexuals in and out of the military, more gay veterans look to have their ousters reclassified.

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Financial implications of same-sex ruling for older couples

Financial implications of same-sex ruling for older couples | LGBT Seniors | Scoop.it
Caution was the watchword financial planners had for same-sex couples contemplating marriage in the wake of the Supreme Court decision making those unions legal nationwide.
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