Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’

Bill Transcript

No matter what we do, sex is a beautiful gift, because it is such an exhilarating feeling, and it’s such a positive way of getting the feeling that I am wanted in this world, I am respected in this world, and I am loved in this world. And it’s what we all want.

In July of 1985, I was in a relation with another person. He had been very ill, so while he was getting tested, I figured I'd get tested too. We both became HIV positive patients. He only lasted till October. [...]

Larry Transcript

I wanted to do something that made a difference, and that’s why I took the job for Mayor Daley as his representative to the gay & lesbian community. A spokesman for one of the radical groups said I was too old to represent gays and lesbians. You have this ageism in the community -- it’s so youth-oriented, you don’t feel welcome. As if you turn 40 and you turn straight or something. I can assure you that didn’t happen. [...]

New Video For National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

In recognition of the fourth annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day on September 18th, The Graying of AIDS teamed up with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging to highlight some of the extraordinary LGBT-identified older adults who have participated in the creation of our project thus far. The  … Read More…

Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement, a documentary film by Susan Muska and Gréta Ólafsdottir
suggested by Hilary Meyer

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Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement portrays a love story, through photographs and interview clips, of a once young and now old lesbian couple. As I watched the documentary, I could easily imagine these women as my friends now — in groups or in pairs, on the beach or at a party, often laughing with a carefree air so common of people in their 20s and 30s. Unlike my contemporaries though, Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer met and fell in love in the closeted 1960s, and had to maintain an engagement for more than 40 years. Read More…

Searching for Older Adult Perspectives on World AIDS Day

While the theme for World AIDS Day (December 1st) was “Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths,” it seems that many in the mainstream media are focusing on the idea of an “AIDS-free Generation.” For this reason, perhaps it’s not surprising that there wasn’t more … Read More…