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Gen Silent: documentary on LGBT elders

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Temple B'nai Brith of Somerville • 201 Central Street • Somerville

In honour of Martin Luther King Day, and our struggle against discrimination of all kinds:

Documentary Gen Silent about LGBT elders, followed by a discussion.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender elders who fought the first battles for equality now face such a threat of discrimination, bullying and abuse that many are hiding their identities in order to survive. A growing number, however, are fighting to keep LGBT aging from meaning aging in silence.

Gen Silent is the critically acclaimed documentary that asks LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses – their entire lives – in order to survive in the system. The film follows six seniors living in the Boston area who must decide if they will conceal their sexuality in order to avoid discrimination and mistreatment in the long-term health care system. (Not Rated, 70 minutes)

Free and open to the public.

We expect Temple B'nai Brith to be wheelchair accessible by next year.

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