Keeping It Real: Grit, grace and gaps across our LGBTQ+ generations

By : Nathan Bruemmer
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Pride Month is a wrap. This year was monumental—50 years since Stonewall.

What began as a single confrontational event that turned into a one-day march, grew into a weekend and then blossomed into a weeklong festival, has matured into a month of non-stop activities for all ages. However, we can’t seem to agree on how we define Stonewall. An uprising? Protests? Riots? What happened and who was there continues to be debated. But 50 years ago, the world changed.

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The Agony and the Ivories

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Comedian, pianist, SAK Theatre alum and award winning actor Bill Larkin stands behind his keyboard for an evening of original comedy songs focusing on everything from aging to homosexuality to social media. At the Brown Venue of the Orlando Fringe Festival. Seen on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”. Intended for mature audiences.

Study finds aging harder for LGBT people

By : Staff Reports from the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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SAN FRANCISCO | Aging is harder for LGBT people according to findings from an ongoing project, LGBTQ Nation reports.

“Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging and Sexuality/Gender Study,” a federally funded, ongoing study operated by the National LGBT Health and Aging Center, found higher rates of disability and mental distress among older LGBT people vs. their straight counterparts, a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease and obesity in older lesbian and bi women and a higher incidence of poor physical health and living alone for older gay and bi men, LGBTQ Nation reports.

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9.21.17 Publisher’s Desk

By : Rick Claggett
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Two things I told myself

I would never write about: Aging and dating. Who wants to hear another middle-aged gay man talk about the woes of getting older and being single? Does every homosexual writer think he’s Carrie Bradshaw? Well, it’s time to break my own rule. Getting old sucks!

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Assisted Living: The Musical

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Victory Productions presents Assisted Living: The Musical®

Show date: Sunday, July 31, 2016
Show times: 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Tickets start at $35.00
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Assisted Living: The Musical® is an 85-minute, one-act vaudevillian revue. The show’s host couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug to get his hands on Dad’s vintage Corvette. They don’t seem to mind. Instead, the couple fondly remembers Pelican Roost, an active, full-ser¬vice retirement community. There, the two actors play eighteen different characters who sing and dance, revel and kvetch, celebrate and bloviate their way through later life. The humor is pointed without mocking. The songs are evocative, clever and quick, featuring: “Help! I’ve Fallen (For You) and I Can’t Get Up,” “My Hide”, “The Uplifting Viagra Medley” and MANY more. You’ll get to know such characters as:

Naomi Lipshitz-Yamamoto-Murphy regularly upgrades her living arrangements as an unintended con¬sequence of spousal mortality.
A Stetson-ed lawyer promises that legal com¬pensation hides in every act of aging.
A Wellness Center nurse actively – very actively – recruits organ donors.
A 93-year-old Cadillac owner redefines “Drive-Thru Window.”
A frenetic hypochondriac chases…
Well, you get the idea. Each one is living his and her life — in the moment — to the max.

The Center to host HIV and aging awareness event

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Orlando – This year will be the first time the Florida Department of Health in Orange County will help raise awareness about National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD) by holding an event in Orlando. The Department of Health will be partnering with The Center, Central Florida AIDS Planning Consortium and the community to educate Central Florida about HIV and aging.

The Sept. 18 event is free and will take place at The Center. There will be rapid HIV testing, flu shots, blood pressure screenings and educational resources at the disposal for attendees.

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