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This 78-Year-Old Grandma’s Confession To Her Driver Went Viral On Twitter And Got Over 106,000 Likes
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This 78-Year-Old Grandma’s Confession To Her Driver Went Viral On Twitter And Got Over 106,000 Likes

Ride-hailing drivers are the new bartenders – they listen to people’s problems, complaints, and even confessions. Sure, not everyone shows the same sort of quality service and prefers to sit and silence, but now and then people like to go above and beyond driving and really makes someone’s whole day.

Twitter user @Cimónalisa 7.15 shared a now-viral thread about one such experience with one of her customers and the internet’s heart melted. She picked up an old woman who asked her what seemed like an odd question at first: had she ever been with a woman? but as they talked further the conversation turned into an experience that would change this passenger’s life.

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People in the comments were touched by the heartwarming tale

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LGBTQ older adults are an underserved community that faces many unique problems not always understood by today’s generation. According to a Gallup poll, by 2060 this group’s numbers will exceed five million, and will account for more than 20 million older adults, including those who do not publicly self-identify but have engaged in same-sex sexual behavior, or romantic relationships, and/or are attracted to members of the same sex. The progress of millennials (set in motion by those before them) has fueled this increase.

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“The higher rates of aging and health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults is a major concern for public health,” according to author Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, professor at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. “The health disparities reflect the historical and social context of their lives, and the serious adversity they have encountered can jeopardize their health and willingness to seek services in old age,” she said in a statement.

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While millennials today enjoy freedoms and benefits that the elder community did not, there is still progress left to be made – which some in the previous generation feel they don’t realize. Popular YouTube vlogger Arielle Scarcella interviewed a group of LGBT elders at New York City’s iconic Stonewall Inn to ask them their thoughts about today’s queer youth. Said Stonewall co-owner Stacy Lentz in the video: “As we become more heteronormative, the younger generation has this ability to not identify on any level and also not participate in the community at all…The sense of family and community is starting to dwindle — especially with Tindr and Grindr… So it’s upsetting because I think there’s a sense of entitlement with the younger generation — they have to understand not only did people fight for these rights, we still are fighting for those rights and have so much to do and we can’t do it if the next generation is not going to get involved and carry that torch.”

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Stef Bros
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3 years ago

20 years ago I worked at a senior home; due to before living conditions 99% ladies; and 1 man. All the ladies where fighting over that man. One day another 80-yo man arrived. The lady's fighted over who was going to date him. But these two 80+ yo old duded, that have been married to a woman their whole life; found each other! We as staff knew; but they were still a bit ashamed and kept the ladies fighting over them while winking to each other. It was the sweetest thing. Who imagined? at 80+ living a forced heterosexual life your whole life; in a senior home with only women; one man walks in; and it is the love of your life? They still warm my heart.

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3 years ago

Too pure!!!!! (๑>◡<๑)😊😊😊😊☺️☺️😊☺️😊🤗🤗🤗🤗

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April Simnel
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3 years ago (edited)

Dude with the "holy spirit" stuff needs to stop. I was raised by my aunt, who I believe may be at the very least bisexual, and she's never accepted it. She's in her 70s now. My first hint was when I was a little girl in the mid-70s, and she got the famous "Farrah Fawcett in a bathing suit" T-shirt. I saw no other woman wearing that, and she damn near wore it out. She never really had men around, and when she did, the "honeymoon period" was always SUPER brief. When she got depressed, she didn't drink or drug, because she'd become a Pentecostal in the late 70s, but in the 80s, she'd go into rages, and "accuse" her son, then a teenager, and me, then a tween, of lusting after our own gender (for my part, I'm pretty sure Daryl Hall, John Taylor, and David Bowie are men!). I've wondered how much less grief and stress we'd've had if my aunt had allowed herself to be who she was, instead of forcing herself to conform to what society, her culture and religion said she had to be.

Jace
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3 years ago

Agreed. So much sexual and social repression comes straight from religious “leadership”.

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Shireen
Community Member
3 years ago

The best part about this story is the fact that they both loved each other but never said the words. At least now they'll be able to live with each other knowing that they both love each other and nothing can break them apart or tell them they can't be together. Every time I read a story like this it makes me so happy but at the same time it's a shame that people have to feel like they can't express their true feelings because they're scare of the consequences.

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Stef Bros
Community Member
3 years ago

20 years ago I worked at a senior home; due to before living conditions 99% ladies; and 1 man. All the ladies where fighting over that man. One day another 80-yo man arrived. The lady's fighted over who was going to date him. But these two 80+ yo old duded, that have been married to a woman their whole life; found each other! We as staff knew; but they were still a bit ashamed and kept the ladies fighting over them while winking to each other. It was the sweetest thing. Who imagined? at 80+ living a forced heterosexual life your whole life; in a senior home with only women; one man walks in; and it is the love of your life? They still warm my heart.

Bubble tea 🤗
Community Member
3 years ago

Too pure!!!!! (๑>◡<๑)😊😊😊😊☺️☺️😊☺️😊🤗🤗🤗🤗

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April Simnel
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Dude with the "holy spirit" stuff needs to stop. I was raised by my aunt, who I believe may be at the very least bisexual, and she's never accepted it. She's in her 70s now. My first hint was when I was a little girl in the mid-70s, and she got the famous "Farrah Fawcett in a bathing suit" T-shirt. I saw no other woman wearing that, and she damn near wore it out. She never really had men around, and when she did, the "honeymoon period" was always SUPER brief. When she got depressed, she didn't drink or drug, because she'd become a Pentecostal in the late 70s, but in the 80s, she'd go into rages, and "accuse" her son, then a teenager, and me, then a tween, of lusting after our own gender (for my part, I'm pretty sure Daryl Hall, John Taylor, and David Bowie are men!). I've wondered how much less grief and stress we'd've had if my aunt had allowed herself to be who she was, instead of forcing herself to conform to what society, her culture and religion said she had to be.

Jace
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3 years ago

Agreed. So much sexual and social repression comes straight from religious “leadership”.

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Shireen
Community Member
3 years ago

The best part about this story is the fact that they both loved each other but never said the words. At least now they'll be able to live with each other knowing that they both love each other and nothing can break them apart or tell them they can't be together. Every time I read a story like this it makes me so happy but at the same time it's a shame that people have to feel like they can't express their true feelings because they're scare of the consequences.

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