Central PA LGBT Aging Network (CPLAN) to Screen Documentary on LGBT Aging


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults face a number challenges to successful aging. Isolation, lack of access to competent services, and unequal treatment under laws and programs for older adults impact LGBT older adults in specific ways. The Central PA LGBT Aging Network (CPLAN) has been formed by the LGBT Community Center Coalition of Central PA to address these disparities in our region. The group will offer monthly programs for LGBT older adults and staff trainings to service providers.

A documentary from critically-acclaimed filmmaker Stu Maddux, Gen Silent asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, spouses, and entire lives in order to survive in the care system. CPLAN will screen the film at Penn State Harrisburg, Gallery Lounge, Olmstead Building 777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown on Thursday, 10/13 (reception at 6:00, screening at 6:30) and at HACC York, Glatfelter Comm. Room, Cytec Building 2161 Pennsylvania Ave, York, on Sunday, 10/16 (reception at 1:30, screening at 2:00). A panel discussion will follow each screening. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door for each screening. Students from each campus will be able to enter for free. In addition, the film will be screened as part of HACC Lancaster’s multicultural program series on Monday, 10/17 at noon. This screening is free and open to the public.

The mission of CPLAN is to promote a positive and healthy quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in central Pennsylvania by ensuring they continue to be supported, respected, and connected as they advance in age.

In addition to CPLAN, the LGBT Community Center provides weekly programs for youth, a GSA Leadership Summit, and various arts and cultural activities. The Center serves Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties.

For more information, contact Louie Marven at (717) 920-9534 or lmarven@centralpalgbtcenter.org.

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