Event Summary: Aging & (In)Visibility: A Forum on Aging in LGBT Populations
On April 4th, 2013, WGH co-organized an evening forum in partnership with the HSPH Queer Students Alliance. The evening started with a screening of Gen Silent, an award-winning documentary on the experiences of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults in the U.S.. The film was followed by an expert panel, moderated by WGH chair Professor Nancy Krieger, and including presentations by two local experts, Dr. Aimee Van Wagenen, a sociologist at The Fenway Institute who discussed current knowledge and gaps in the research base on LGBT older adult health, and Lisa Krinsky, LICSW, Director of The LGBT Aging Project (and also featured in the film), who described some of the advocacy work currently underway in Massachusetts. Additional co-sponsors of this event included the HSPH Office of Diversity, the Harvard Office of BGLTQ Student Life, and the Open Gate Fund.