Are They or Aren’t They?

Early FTMOne of the joys of growing old is that your memories increasingly consist of what others label “history.”

That is one of the reasons older LGBT people and those who serve them may be very interested in a new website  (www.OurFamilyAlbum.org) that features early photographs of people who may or may not have been LGBT.

The new website was put together by Stu Maddux, the creator of the much-lauded documentary on LGBT aging, Gen Silent.  His in-progress work, “Reel in the Closet,” features home videos from LGBT people.  The complementary website features more than 100 personal photos spanning more than 120 years and is designed to provoke conversation about identity and cultural context.  Users are encouraged to post comments and questions, which are often answered by Stu Maddux.

The site also features a store that offers a 2014 desk calendar, cards, posters, wall clocks, and mugs.  You can ask to be notified when new photographs are added to the site.

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