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Friday, January 10, 2014

Gay people get old, too, and a Little Rock support group has formed

Posted By on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 8:31 AM

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A support group for older LGBTQ people has been formed in Little Rock.

There's a Facebook page for Arkansas LGBTQ Elders.

Richard Hilliard, who's chair of the steering committee, has asked me to publicize a coming event the group is sponsoring.

It will show the documentary "Gen Silent," on problems faced by LGBTQ people as they age. The world that sometimes still remains hostile to them, or, at least indifferent. The film illustrates that people who made the decision to come out of the closet, often at great cost, now find that as they age they might have to consider returning to the closet.

The film will be shown at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Darragh Center of the downtown library. A discussion will follow. Doctors from UAMS who are interested in the issue will speak. The film will be preceded by refreshments at 1:30 p.m. 

You'll find more information about the film here.

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