Albert from Out In The City tells his story:
In The City directed by Lois Perry.
An Oral History is an ongoing project of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Senior Services Department. This short film captures the perspective of eleven LGBT seniors in Los Angeles who came of age during a time in which imprisonment, daily discrimination, physical violence and abuse were commonplace. Exemplifying elegant survival, the individuals you will meet in An Oral History, made the community we have today possible. From the “Daughters of Bilitis” and “Mattachine Society” to the marches led by Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings, the history of the LGBT movement has often been forgotten, overlooked or ignored. This is an attempt to give voice to and shine the light on the stories and lives of these individuals. Thanks to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
This film, which is part of the ‘Telling Your Stories’ series is about the project Opening Doors London, which aims to specifically meet the needs of older LGBT communities and provides guidance and care.
Tonic Housing is a new, user-led organisation whose vision is to reduce the social isolation and discrimination currently experienced and/or feared by older LGBT people in the United Kingdom. This film supports the case for building the UK’s first retirement community with a distinct LGBT identity and ethos.