October 14, 2019 @ 10:15 am - January 6, 2020 @ 11:45 am PDT
Capitol Hill Housing’s LGBTQ-Affirming Senior Housing Project
Voices from Seattle LGBTQ+
"Isolation, finding friend support, caregiving and health are the biggest issues older gay persons face. Who will be there for us, who will help care for us without judgement?"
"We Are being forced back into the closet. We don't have safe and affordable places to live or good services."
“I don't see any real gay and lesbian aging center in Seattle and can't understand why that is not in existence. You go to other cities and see that. What we need is a way to connect."
“I am agitated by the lack of resources in Seattle. We get almost nothing from the City of Seattle considering there are 26 centers funded by the city and most don't have a shred for gay or lesbian young or old. We are the forgotten people.”
“As a gay man living 27 years with HIV and doing well I worry about what will happen over the next 20 years. How can I get HIV services when I am in my 80's or 90's? That is another closet I have to think about."
"We need to get the nursing homes and the aging and medical facilities to be more in tune with the LGBTQ community and to help them to understand our needs"
- community member