LGBTQ+ Pride Month

A Conversation Among LGBTQ Millennials And Elders Reveals How Much Has Changed, And How Far We Still Have To Go

There's no one way — or perfect age — to be gay.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and A Plus is commemorating it by celebrating that "there's no one way to be gay." All this month, A Plus strives to tell the stories of people and groups who are often left out of the conversation about issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning community in the news and entertainment media — which can include but is not limited to: people of color, women, transgender individuals, and the elderly. (You can, and should, read our coverage here.)

A Plus is particularly proud to have teamed up with Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders, better known as SAGE, for a series of videos featuring discussions among LGBTQ elders and millennials. The conversations were revelatory, with each generation providing firsthand accounts of what it meant to grow up LGBTQ, the struggles faced by the community in years past, how things have improved in the decades since, and what love looks like now that same-sex marriage is legal in the U.S.

We found ourselves engrossed in these rare conversations between generations and think you will be, too. Check out part 1 in the video above, and part 2 and part 3 below.

A Plus is proud to have collaborated with Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) — the United States' largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults — for this story. Learn more about SAGE by visiting www.sageusa.org.

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