today on twitter, i came across a post someone made featuring pictures of older Black same-sex couples. i’m 42 and i’ve never seen pictures of older Black same-sex couples, and i sadly, barely see older same-sex couples and rarely see Black same-sex couples.
i retweeted to share it with my followers and followed the fellow who made the post.
tonight a friend emailed me about “not another second” which is a museum exhibit featuring older LGBT+ people sharing their stories. i hadn’t heard of this exhibit but the museum is in brooklyn so i can easily hop on the subway to check it out – HERE’S the site so you can learn more – there’s lots to check out on there!
i’m passionate about the voices and stories of older LGBT+ folks because as a dude born in the late 70s, i grew up with HIV/AIDS but it was largely his generation ahead of me that died off – the folks who are around now were either the generation ahead of them, or those lucky enough to survive. none of us are getting any younger and that history – from the Important Big Gay Moments – to regular life and stories of coming out and first loves, of triumphs and disappointments and losses – THAT history matters.