Gen Silent Monday, May 13th, 6pm
RU12? Community Center, Champlain Mill in Winooski
Stu Maddux’s award winning documentary GEN Silent poignantly illustrates the discrimination facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) seniors as they seek long- and short-term health/home care services, and profiles a group of Boston-area LGBT seniors who face the difficult decision of whether or not to go back in the closet as a result. Many LGBT seniors fear bias, discrimination and alienation as they move into senior housing and assisted living facilities; LGBT seniors are also more likely to live alone and be reluctant to allow caregivers and providers into their home due to fear of discrimination.
RU12? Second Monday Screening is a cooperative effort of Vermont's LGBT and ally community. Screenings are free and open to the public. Snacks provided. Learn about the lives of LGBT people - the pain, the victories, the progress, and the challenges that persist.
As the series' name suggests, screenings are held on the second Monday of every month at RU12?. Film begins at 6pm, discussion to follow. Special thanks to VGSA and other community volunteers for making these events possible.