October 12th, 2005


Research on LGBT people living in retirement communities

Hi Everyone,

I'm a journalism intern. I'm working on a story on LGBT people living in retirement communities in the DC area. I want to get the inside scoop on what it's like to live in a retirement community for an LGBT person.

Therefore, I'm searching for  an LGBT person in DC who is either living in a retirement community or a nursing home. Or someone who is considering their retirement options. Would anyone here know where I should look for such a person. Would someone here happen to know someone in this category? If so, please contact me as soon as possible. Any help would be appreciated.

(I'm, of course, also making calls to LGBT centers in DC. )

Best Regards,

ice cream dragon
  • koaloha

from BBC News: British Censors in the 1930's feared banning "lesbian" books

Government censors in the 1930s feared that banning books about lesbianism would prompt interest in the subject, National Archive records show.

They were concerned that suppressing certain books could lead to women "getting to know" about such practices and "defeat the object" of censorship.

The issue prompted the circulation of numerous memos among civil servants.

The newly released documents are available for the public to view at the National Archives in Kew, London.

Concerns were raised after a member of the public wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in 1935 to complain about a health book for women entitled The Single Woman And Her Emotional Problems.
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