A new documentary called “GEN Silent” explores how the LGBT community is dealing with being out and growing older. In many cases, it is forcing our seniors back into the closet just to survive in their retirement communities.
Featured in the documentary is Lawrence Johnson, an African-American gay man in his mid-sixties who struggles to find a nursing home for his 86-year-old partner with Parkinson’s where the couple can feel safe about holding hands.
The documentary asks…
What would you do to survive if you were old, disabled and ill –afraid of discrimination or abuse? Gen Silent is the new LGBT documentary from award-winning director and documentary filmmaker Stu Maddux (Bob and Jack’s 52-Year Adventure, Trip to Hell and Back) that 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.
WATCH THE TRAILER:
Visit the website at: GEN Silent