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Documentary screening and discussion: Gen Silent

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7 p.m.

Event Type: Public Event

The 2011 documentary "Gen Silent" asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their lives to survive. The film puts a face on what experts 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. Their decisions are captured through intimate access to their day-to-day lives over the course of a year in Boston.

A discussion will follow the screening. Dr. Julie L'Europa, assistant professor in the Department of Nursing, and retired psychotherapist Freeman Freeman will serve as moderators.