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January 21, 2014 > Gen Silent documentary to be shown

Gen Silent documentary to be shown

Submitted By Life Elder Care and Lavender Seniors of East Bay

Gen Silent, a critically acclaimed documentary is being shown for the first time in the Tri cities area on January 31. The evening includes a rare presentation by the Producer/Director Stu Maddux and a panel discussion with LGBT Seniors. Gen Silent has won multiple film awards including ÔBest DocumentaryÕ at the Frameline Film Festival.

What would you do if you were old, disabled or ill - and the person feeding you put down the spoon and said you are going to hell unless you change your sexual preference? This film asks six LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) seniors if they will hide in order to survive the care system. Their surprising decisions put a face on what experts call an epidemic: LGBT older people so afraid of discrimination by caregivers that many simply go back into the closet. Others know theyÕll be ignored or (even quietly) bullied at places like their local senior center, so they simply donÕt go. Others stay on constant guard to not mention loved ones or their whole lives Ð silenced. But some are now taking a stance against the isolation. Care about seniors, your neighborhood, or civil rights? Please come see the film!

Gen Silent
Friday, Jan 31
7 p.m.
Newark Community Center
35501 Cedar Blvd., Newark
(510) 574-2090
Lifeeldercare.org
Free and refreshments

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