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Back in the Closet (Documentary)

This morning our Project SHIFT on demographic change tracks the realities of Canada's aging LGBT community. We speak with people who spent half their lives fighting to come out... who fear intolerance in old age could force them back into the closet.

Part Two of The Current

Back in the Closet (Documentary)

We've examined the aging of our population this season through our demographics project, SHIFT. A quick recap: By 2036, roughly a quarter of our population will be over the age of 65.

But here's one number we haven't hit on yet ... as many as one million of those seniors will be members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Trans-sexual (LGBT) community. If there's strength in numbers, then those people can look forward to retirement in senior facilities that address their needs, and make them feel at home.

But as of right now, long-term care is a scary place for a lot of LGBT seniors.
And that's the focus of today's documentary by The Current's Jennifer Moroz.

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