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Gen Silent film event explores issues of LGBTQ health equity

Posted by Trudi Smith on February 12, 2018 in News

Gen Silent is the critically acclaimed documentary from filmmaker Stu Maddux that asks six LGBTQ seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses - their entire lives in order to survive in the care system.

Their surprising decisions are captured through intimate access to their day-to-day lives over the course of a year.  It puts a face on what experts in the film call an epidemic: gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender older people so afraid of discrimination by caregivers or bullying by other seniors that many simply go back into the closet.

There will be two opportunites for students to view the film, and participate in a discussion around how interprofessional collaboration and person-centred care can help adress the stigma and discrimination faced by LGBTQ seniors in the health care system.

On Campus Screening Online Mini Course

February 27, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room 170, CHEB

Gen Silent Mini Course
(Distance students only)
February 26 - March 25, 2018

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Watch the Gen Silent trailer: