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The Stories Of Those Who Lost Decades In The Closet
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People, Photography1 year ago

The Stories Of Those Who Lost Decades In The Closet

In 2019, we heard a quote from an LGBTQ senior about the years they lost not being their true selves.

This is what inspired the Not Another Second project, celebrating 12 LGBT+ pioneers who have paved the way for generations to come. The film is a personal, touching look into their stories, the struggles they had to face for decades and the fight they each put on, never losing their resilience, humanity and beauty.

Credits: SAGE USA, Watermark Retirement Communities, RXM Creative, Convicts, Karsten Thormaehlen, nAscent Art New York, Dittoe Public Relations.

More info: notanothersecond.com

Not Another Second – The Film

Paulette & Pat

Paulette Thomas-Martin, 68

Pat Martin, 68

Paul Barby, 84 – The first openly gay man to run for Federal Office Nationwide in 1996

Reverend Goddess Magora Kennedy, 81

Ray & Richard

Ray Cunningham, 82

Richard Prescott, 78

Pearl Bennet, 69

Lujira Cooper, 72

Dominic “Nick” Procaccino, 87

Ellen “Ellie” Starer, 78

Ronald “Ronnie” Gilliard Ellis Jr., 79

Mark Gustafson, 75

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Viviane
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1 year ago

Thanks for posting this. I started watching the clip, then had to stop - part of me is happy that they can speak out (not all were closeted for years) and part of me is sad that many had to wait so long. A few years ago, I saw a group of adorable girls (early to mid-teens) attending the Pride Parade and I was so happy to see them comfortably being themselves.

Meeow
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1 year ago

This is beautiful, they can now be happy to be themselves, love it!

TexasWoman
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1 year ago

Still have good looks!

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Viviane
Community Member
1 year ago

Thanks for posting this. I started watching the clip, then had to stop - part of me is happy that they can speak out (not all were closeted for years) and part of me is sad that many had to wait so long. A few years ago, I saw a group of adorable girls (early to mid-teens) attending the Pride Parade and I was so happy to see them comfortably being themselves.

Meeow
Community Member
1 year ago

This is beautiful, they can now be happy to be themselves, love it!

TexasWoman
Community Member
1 year ago

Still have good looks!

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