WERU News Report 4/15/14

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

As Maine’s population ages, more and more of us will find ourselves needing care and assistance. But imagine what it would be like to have a health services provider come into your home and tell you that your lifestyle is sinful. While everyone is vulnerable to some degree when in a position to need supportive services, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders are especially so, and many are struggling with a decision about going “back into the closet”. The documentary film “Gen Silent” tells the stories of six LGBT seniors as they struggle with this issue. The documentary will be shown at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday, April 25th, at 7pm , as part of the launching of a Maine branch of a group called “SAGE” (Services and Advocacy for Gay Elders). We are joined today by one of the organizers, who was a co-founder of SAGE in New York. He has retired to this area, where he hopes to continue that work.

FMI www.sagemaine.org