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Film documents issues facing LGBT elderly, free screening April 19



View a free, public screening of the documentary Ten More Good Years, noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 19 at Seattle City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes room. The 71-minute film focuses on issues facing the elder lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) population, including tax laws, Medicaid and Medicare regulations, Social Security and inheritance laws, and the need for non-discriminatory housing.

The film introduces LGBT elders who share inspiring stories of their lives, as well as reveal injustices. The film also investigates the process and outcomes of the 2005 White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA), an event held every 10 years to guide national policies on aging.

A panel discussion with a Q&A will follow the screening. Panelists are Michael Jacoby, director of Ten More Good Years; Mac MacGregor, Seattle LGBT commissioner; Louise Chernin, Greater Seattle Business Association chair; and Brad Hoover, social worker with Seattle Human Services Department and former LGBT commissioner.

Meet film director Jacoby at a no-host, cocktail social at 8 p.m., April 19, at The Lobby Bar, 916 East Pike St. Or attend a special screening and meet the director, 7 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at The Lobby Bar.

Sponsors of the film and panel discussion are Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw, Sally Clark, Mike O’Brien and Tom Rasmussen; Seattle Office for Civil Rights; SEqual Seattle LGBTQ Employees for Equality; Seattle LGBT Commission; Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs; The Lobby Bar; and LookOut Films.