New Film Examines the Horror of Being Gay, Old, and Forgotten

  • metta

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    Nov 11, 2015 5:26 AM GMT
    New Film Examines the Horror of Being Gay, Old, and Forgotten



    http://www.towleroad.com/2015/11/gen-silent/
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    Nov 11, 2015 6:22 AM GMT
    Looks like they won't have to worry about it for long.
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    Nov 11, 2015 3:25 PM GMT
    Our Gay Pride Center, on a 5-acre campus with multiple buildings and one of the largest in the US (no store-front sidewalk operation), has been approved and funded for construction of an on-site, senior low-income LGBT apartment building. Consisting of 150 units, in studio, 1 & 2 bedroom floor plans. Plus a covered parking garage. The status of the ongoing work was announced last night at our monthly Founder's Circle gathering.

    This won't offer assisted living, however, and isn't a nursing home. Those who require medical aid will need other resources, which are fairly plentiful in South Florida. Although none are LGBT-specific. Still, this is a big step for our gay community.

    Residents will have the use of the Pride Center, which includes too many senior activities & services to list here. Including some just for military veterans. Living there you'd have to chose to be a recluse to not have a wealth of activities & gay companionship, and straight, too, for that matter, even if you live alone.

    I know this is a real problem nationwide for our low-income LGBT seniors. Hopefully Wilton Manors will provide a model that can encourage similar projects elsewhere. The problem will remain in the hinterlands, where there won't be 5-acre Pride Center campuses available.
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    Nov 11, 2015 9:07 PM GMT
    Palm Spring is different! It's OK to be "old" here. I know a 91 YO who's still dating! There is an assisted living Gay residence. Desert AIDS Project has it's own housing. I'm not sure if they have to be HIV+.

    I just turned 60, it's not a big deal. But I gotta say the snide WeHo types that visit here need to grow up. They will get old too!

    Like the T-shirt says: "Old Farts RULE!"