New film explores LGBT seniors going back into the closet

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Documentary Gen SilentGen Silent is a new documentary film by director Stu Maddox which explores the lives of LGBT seniors who after years of fighting for equality, are forced back into the closet in fear of the rampant discrimination in our healthcare/long-term care system. In the film a group called the LGBT Aging Project hopes to change that, because when LGBT seniors hide their sexuality, they become afraid to ask for help, and die before their time. Trailer for the film below:

LGBT seniors are one the most overlooked and neglected segments of our community. Hopefully this film will make some progress in changing that. To find out more or get involved with the project visit:

Post by ILO on 07/23/09 at 9:46 am