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Ageism on the scene


Ageism on the scene

“When 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 didn’t 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 didn’t feel that welcome because I was a woman and it was going to be a birthday party for someone who was seventy. There’s a lot of ageism. I’ve got a very wide circle of friends, most of them younger than me, but the owner didn’t know that when I tried to book it”.

Contributed by: Jean Turley, 72

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