November 2010: IN THE LIFE Presents “Gen Silent”

In The Life: Gen Silent

Episode Summary

IN THE LIFE Presents: “Gen Silent

The LGBT family “of choice” is a uniquely important lifeline and community support system. It is among the most profound legacies of LGBT life, illustrated by the men and women who came together to care for people with AIDS at the height of the epidemic. Today, a new health crisis is unfolding across America as LGBT seniors face homophobia, transphobia and insensitivity in the health care system. With traditional support systems failing to address the needs of aging LGBT people, a new generation is called to organize care and community around its elders.

This month, IN THE LIFE presents an excerpt of the film “Gen Silent,” a moving documentary about the very seniors whose generation organized the LGBT community into a movement, but now face so much fear and discrimination that they’re driven back into isolation; featuring the story of KrysAnne Hembrough, a transwoman struggling to find acceptance and community in the midst of battling a terminal illness. And we speak with the film’s director, Stu Maddux, about the power of change.

IN THE LIFE Presents: “Gen Silent” will begin airing November 1st. To find out when it airs in your local area, to stream or download it, go to the IN THE LIFE website: www.itlmedia.org.

Produced by In The Life Media, IN THE LIFE is the longest running television show documenting the gay experience. IN THE LIFE is a three-time Emmy Award nominee, a Lambda Legal Liberty Award honoree, and the recipient of the Courage Award from the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, the Seigenthaler Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for excellence in network television and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Journalism-Newsmagazine.

In The Life Media produces change through innovative media that exposes social injustice by chronicling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life and providing our audiences with effective ways to advance equality within and beyond our communities.

IN THE LIFE is distributed by APT.

American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. In 2009, APT distributed 56 of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create® – the TV channel featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming. APT is also a partner in the WORLD™ channel expansion project including its web presence at WORLDcompass.org. For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org. For more information on Create, visit CreateTV.com.

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