GOLDEN YEARS

Gray Is Good: 6 LGBT Seniors You Should Know

Vernita Gray and Pat Ewert at their Chicaco civil-union ceremony in 2011

Today is the last day of LGBT History Month, but instead of pulling out some factoid from the past, we decided to honor some older LGBT activists who not only witnessed gay history—they continue to help make it.

Even as a new generation of LGBTs  gets its feet wet in the activist waters, it’s important we celebrate those vital individuals who have been breaking down barriers for decades. Some are championing causes they’ve celebrated their entire lives, and some are working with groups that target the needs of older gays, like Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE).

Get to know a handful of these still-fired-up trailblazers in the pages that follow.

 

FIRST: Is there a doctor in the house? You bet!