Friday, May 16, 2014

This Afternoon I’m At A Meeting On LGBT Elders

So I thought I’ll write about a movie about LGBT Elder Care called Gen Silent. According to IMDB the movie is about,
Gen Silent asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their lives to survive. They put a face on what experts in the film call an epidemic: gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender seniors so afraid of discrimination, or worse, in long-term/health care that many go back into the closet. And, their decisions are captured through intimate access to their day-to-day lives over the course of a year in Boston, Massachusetts…
The movie is being shown locally at the Avon Senior Center on June 16 at 5:30 and is sponsored by AARP.

I will be on the panel to discuss the movie afterward.

I know I worry about someday ending up in a nursing home and I wonder if they will take care of my needs like my cross gender hormones. Will I be shunned by the other residents? Will I be mistreated by the staff? These are all real concerns that we have and no one really knows the answers to them.

I am now going to the town senior center to the photo club (I will be showing my photos from the butterfly conservatory at my next visit). I figured they must know that I’m transgender by now, especially with my face being all over the news last month and I have been treated as just another member.

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