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Ageism on the scene

2001

Ageism on the scene

ďWhen I had my seventieth birthday I thought it would be really good to have it in a gay club so I went to the and they showed me the room upstairs which they wanted a fortune for. I didnít want to ask all my friends there because the streets all around are quite threatening and the stairs to the back room were dirty. The front is lovely but I didnít feel that welcome because I was a woman and it was going to be a birthday party for someone who was seventy. Thereís a lot of ageism. Iíve got a very wide circle of friends, most of them younger than me, but the owner didnít know that when I tried to book itĒ.

Contributed by: Jean Turley, 72

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