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AARP in St. Louis Sponsoring Free Screening of Gen Silent at QFest

Monday, Apr 29, 2019
From 6:45pm to 8:45pm

The Tivoli
6350 Delmar
St. Louis , MO 63130

Phone: 877-926-8300
Contact: AARP in St. Louis

Event is closed or full.

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Gen Silent asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their lives to survive. They put a face on what experts in the film call an epidemic: gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender seniors so afraid of discrimination, or worse, in long-term/health care that many go back into the closet. And, their decisions are captured through intimate access to their day-to-day lives over the course of a year in Boston, Massachusetts. Gen Silent discovers how oppression in the years before Stonewall now leaves many elders not just afraid but dangerously isolated. Many of our greatest generation are dying prematurely because they don't ask for help and have too few people in their lives to keep an eye on them. The film shows the wide range in quality of paid caregivers - from those who are specifically trained to make LGBT seniors feel safe, to the other end of the spectrum, where LGBT elders face discrimination, neglect or abuse. As the film chronicles the challenges that these men and women face, each subject crosses paths with a small but growing group of impassioned professionals trying to wake up the long-term and healthcare industries to their plight.

Click here for movie trailer

 

There will be a post-film discussion following the screening.

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