BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
BEFORE YOU KNOW IT. Directed by PJ Raval. USA. 2012. 110 min. English
There are an estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55. LGBTQ seniors are 5 times less likely to access social services than their heterosexual counterparts, half as likely to have health insurance coverage, and 10 times less likely to have a caretaker if they fall ill. In response to inequities in care, LGBTQ seniors turned to each other for a solution. Some organized to build retirement facilities; others worked within their cities to create a support network. Set against the backdrop of three unique retirement communities, “Before You Know It” traces a year in the lives and a lifetime of experiences of several gay seniors.
Sunday, May 5th, 3:OO PM
This program is co-presented by Ethos Equality Fund.