Conversations with Gay Elders
Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 2:30pm
Conversations With Gay Elders is a documentary storytelling project focused on older gay men—initially those currently in their 70s and older. Emotionally reflective, historically informative interviews will capture histories of men whose gay lives long preceded Stonewall, and also those of the Gay Liberation generation. Inescapably, these men are also survivors of the AIDS era. The director specifically focused on gay men (instead of the wider LGBT community) because this is the world that he knew best and with which, as a 60-year-old gay man himself, he could engage as a peer rather than as an observer.
The intended audience is youth. A generation ago, elders would mentor young gay men, but with the AIDS crisis, that process was interrupted. Perhaps projects like this can help reinvigorate this important interaction.