Screening of "Gen Silent"

Event Date

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:21pm
Event Location
Metro Stage, 1201 North Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Gen Silent is the critically-acclaimed documentary from filmmaker Stu Maddux that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses- their entire lives in order to survive in the care system. Gen Silent shows the disparity in the quality of paid caregiving from mainstream care facilities committed to making their LGBT residents safe and happy, to places where LGBT elders face discrimination by staff and bullying by other seniors. As we watch the challenges that these men and women face, we are offered new hope as each person crosses paths with impassioned people trying to change LGBT aging for the better. Sponsors include the LGBTQ Task Force, the Friends of the Commission for Women and the Commission for Women, the Office on Aging and Adult Services and the Commission on Aging, the Office of Human Rights and the Commission on Human Rights, At Home in Alexandria (AHA!) and the Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association (AGLCA).

For more information about the event, please contact Erika Kleiner at 703.746.3128 or erika.kleiner@alexandriava.gov.