WALL OF

VOICES

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history

"Gay liberation was happening at the same time as second-wave feminism. Women were torn between one where women's issues were downgraded...

history

"In early Gay Liberation Front meetings, women were forever being drowned out by the men and so most things we fought for were male issues."

health

"My partner's been in the hospital for 2 weeks and I still need to bring our marriage certificate with me every time I visit."

intergenerational interaction

"If you're an older LGBT person without a family, there is no automatic connection with younger LGBT people."

history

"I would like a day where school parties can go through a museum and see that we had a past."

retirement

"People tell me I should've retired but I'm still working. Why would I stop working? It's my community."

care

"Living in a care home where everyone's assumed to be straight, treated as straight and that's the end of it-that would be soul destroying."

history

"The Gay Days were wonderful! It was a lovely feeling being outdoors and being ourselves."

history

"There was great hostility towards us, the ones in the Gay Liberation Front, from people in the gay world. They felt we were drawing too...

intergenerational interaction

"People see us as one of those predatory old guys always in pursuit of young men."

care

"My partner and I have been together for 50 years. I don't know what I'll do if he passes first."

aging

"Those early experiences of homophobia buried themselves in my subconscious. As I got older and weaker, the memories came to the fore."

care

"I fear prejudice from service providers & other residents in the home."

health

"My GP says I'm not gay but schizophrenic."

care

"I don't have anyone to call if I have an emergency."

health

"A nurse told me lesbians don't need pap smears."

history

"Queer people have been systematically erased from history. Without a home for our victories, how can we hope to keep future queer...

gentrification

"It's sad that with mainstream acceptance comes dilution of gay culture."

coming out

"I can't come out because I don't like gay bars."

care

"I'm worried about my niece. She's having a hard time with her transition."

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