"Isolation, finding friend support, caregiving and health are the biggest issues older gay persons face. Who will be there for us, who will help care for us without judgement?"
"We Are being forced back into the closet. We don't have safe and affordable places to live or good services."
“I don't see any real gay and lesbian aging center in Seattle and can't understand why that is not in existence. You go to other cities and see that. What we need is a way to connect."
“I am agitated by the lack of resources in Seattle. We get almost nothing from the City of Seattle considering there are 26 centers funded by the city and most don't have a shred for gay or lesbian young or old. We are the forgotten people.”
“As a gay man living 27 years with HIV and doing well I worry about what will happen over the next 20 years. How can I get HIV services when I am in my 80's or 90's? That is another closet I have to think about."
"We need to get the nursing homes and the aging and medical facilities to be more in tune with the LGBTQ community and to help them to understand our needs"
- community member
Capitol Hill Housing’s LGBTQ-Affirming Senior Housing Project
“Just this week, history was made when Valerie Davidson became the lieutenant governor of Alaska, the first Native American woman to hold that office in any state in the country. She’s one of four other Native women running for lieutenant governor across the country… Candidates decided this was the time to run.” - Mark Trahant, Indian Country Today
"As the two exchanged vows, a rainbow appeared over the couple – just as it had during several other important moments in Keenan-Bolger’s life. He told the story in a heartwarming Instagram post that’s both incredibly sweet and one heck of a coincidence."