Ads To Bring Older Gays Out From Underground


Gray gays are getting lots of love as of late.

Non-profit Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders received serious press last week when the AP ran a story on a conference on elderly gay folk, a conference SAGE is co-hosting with the AARP.

Today comes word that SAGE will soon take even more steps to highlight the older generations’ ongoing existence:

Portraits of gay and lesbian seniors will soon adorn New York City subways and buses as part of an advocacy organization’s campaign.

The $350,000 campaign is backed by SAGE.

The organization’s executive director, Michael Adams, says that elderly people in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community are “invisible.”

Sixty-one-year-old Gregory Terry says he hopes the ad campaign will change the perception of gay seniors as an “oddity.”

The English and Spanish ads feature the motto, “There’s no expiration date on a full, active life.”

Well, there is, but one never does know their own date. Thankfully – that would be stressful!

Meanwhile, how awesome is this 82-year old?