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Inside a Home for L.G.B.T.Q. Seniors: ‘I Made Friends Here.’

She was a teenager growing up in Queens when her mother kicked her out of the house for having a girlfriend. It was the 1960s, and being gay was “taboo,” Diedra Nottingham remembered. With nowhere to turn, she wound up […]

Why a White-Led LGBTQ+ Org and a POC-Led Queer Group Are Teaming Up

SAGE and GRIOT Circle are pooling resources to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ seniors — the heads of both groups explain why more queer organizations should follow suit. Older adults are among the most vulnerable in our society. They often […]

LGBTQ snowbirds from Maine fear losing legal protections when they head south for winter

A few years ago, Nancy Kelly had a disturbing experience during an emergency visit to a small hospital outside Durham, North Carolina, where the 67-year-old from Swanville spends her winters. She had severely sprained her ankle getting off the plane […]

Nursing home rejects transgender elder & after years of discrimination she wants justice

The Maine Human Rights Commission has affirmed a transgender woman’s complaint of discrimination against a long-term care facility, allowing her case to move forward. It is believed to be the first time a transgender elder has filed a discrimination complaint […]

Stonewall Riots veteran Joe Negrelli: ‘All hell broke loose – they couldn’t control us’

Growing up in rural Connecticut in the 1950s I was surrounded by people who were a little stuffy. They had certain views about people who were different, shall we say? While I was more accustomed to hearing the ‘f-word’ and […]

I lived unapologetically as a Black gay man in the 70s. Now I’m aging with pride & dignity.

The year: 1969. Man landed on the moon, the Beatles gave their last concert on top of the Apple building in London, and we mourned Judy Garland’s death. But most notable for me was the Stonewall Uprising on June 28. […]

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