Ottawa has just completed celebrating Pride Week in Ottawa and one of the issues recently in the paper referred to the estimation that between 5 and 10 percent of the populations is LGBT but that very few people actually feel comfortable coming out in a seniors home.
Some who may have been bullied or teased as a child to not want to take the chance to go back to relive that type of scenario if they enter a seniors residence where people may or may not be as accepting as the one might expect in this day with same-sex marriage and equal rights etc.
Read more the interesting Citizen article here – ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/loud-and-proud
If you’re a gay Senior in Ottawa and want to connect with others you might want to check out the Gay Seniors Pride Network. You’ll find lots of helpful information, activities and fun people who may share some of your concerns. Visit their website at ospn-rfao.ca/en/home-page/