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Hardcover Village Elders Book

ISBN: 0252025520

ISBN13: 9780252025525

Village Elders

In this photo documentary, Coleman captures the faces and memories of senior statesmen and women of the gay and lesbian community, describing in vivid detail what it was like "back then" and how it is today for the gender outlaws whose lives have challenged convention. 25 photos.

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The Importance of Capturing Life Stories

Penny Coleman's Village Elders exemplifies the best efforts to capture life stories of individuals in any community. Her subjects were older gay men, lesbians, and transgendered individuals who identify New York City's West Village as their home. For the LGBT community, there are too few written histories about this generation's struggles to gain legal protection and fight ageism. Ms Coleman's preceptive observations about her subjects made all of them 3 dimensional, youthful in their daily lives and real 'sages' of wisdom as they comment about their past and present lives. All communities, especially the LGBT community, needs this type of story and history gathering to capture the essence of its members so that younger generations can learn about aging and the richness of life that each person can live, regardless of age. I recommend this book for anyone interested in understanding how we grow older.
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