Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Born Before Stonewall


Judith Hoch Wray (left) and Donna Prince have built a good life in Indianapolis, and persevere through financial and medical setbacks. Says Donna: “When I can’t see where the next point of light is, Judith says, ‘It’ll be OK. We’ll just take it a day at a time.’” Photo by Heather.


This month marks the 48th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, a defining moment in the struggle for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality. LGBTQ Americans still face isolation and discrimination. But we in the Baby Boom are also helping redefine what it means to grow older.

Barry Yeoman writes this excellent piece of journalism:
https://medium.com/@barryyeoman/born-before-stonewall-lgbtq-boomers-8d08b7cc5bd4

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Housing for LGBT Older Adults - AARP

Housing for LGBT Older Adults - AARP: Older adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender often age alone. As the first generation to be open about their sexuality and united around the gay rights movement, many are estranged from family and never had or have lost partners.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Visual Synopsis of Queer Aging

Take a look -- a visual synopsis of Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Niche, Demand, and a New Boom? But Can we Afford it?

 

Marketplace just published this feature, titled Niche in elder care: assisted living for LGBT seniors, on Stonewall Gardens in Palm Springs-- a new assisted living facility for LGBT seniors. The facilities, amenities, and, of course, location look fantastic. But what the piece does not tell you is the price tag: minimum monthly rate for a room: $2850 plus additional fees for special needs.