A handful of people shouted, “You don’t live here! You don’t belong here!”
“When I would hear these instances of egregious anti-gay harassment, I sometimes thought maybe, well this might be a little conjured up, or there may be something they’re not saying.”
On a conceptual level, Jim Brooks and Bob Campbell have always understood that discrimination against LGBTQ+ is a reality. And yet, they had long hard reservations about fully believing people because they hadn’t experienced it themselves. It wasn’t until Jim and Bob were confronted with homophobia through housing that they learned how pervasive, nuanced and insidious LGBTQ+ discrimination and harassment can be.
Find out how Jim and Bob battled bigotry in their Arizona neighborhood in the latest SAGE Story. Then explore resources, news and LGBTQ+ age-friendly communities with SAGE’s housing portal and interactive map.