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Gathering Stories for the Vatican World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Gathering stories of LGBT elders – from an elder perspective

  1. How do you see your place in your immediate family? In your extended family?
  2. What special presence, what gifts, what strengths do you bring to your family relationships?
  3. What family moments or gatherings mean the most to you?
  4. Do you have grandchildren or grand-nieces/nephews? What do you bring to this generation of young people?
  5. When in your life did you come out to your family? Can you name family members who were supportive?
  6. Does religious faith have a valued place in your life? If you are Catholic, what message do you want to send to the Vatican and the church’s hierarchy, especially as it observes the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly?
  7. As you grow older, what lessons, what wisdom can you share with younger members of the LGBTQIA generation? What in turn have you learned from them?
  8. Are there special achievements or accomplishments of which you are grateful or proud?
  9. What are your hopes as you age?

Gathering stories of LGBT elders – multigenerational perspective

  1. How do you see your place in your immediate family? In your extended family? Who are the elders who most shape your place in your family?
  2. What special presence, what gifts, what strengths do these Elders bring to your family relationships?
  3. What family moments or gatherings mean the most to you?
  4. Do you have Grandparents or Great Aunts/Uncles? What do they bring to this you?
  5. When in your life did you come out to your family? Can you name Elders who were supportive? Elders whose response impacted you significantly?
  6. Does religious faith have a valued place in your life? If you are Catholic, what message do you want to send to the Vatican and the church’s hierarchy, especially as it observes the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly?
  7. Are there LGBTQIA Elders outside your family who helped shape your identity in significant ways? What role do they play in your life now?
  8. What lessons, what wisdom have you learned from older members of the LGBTQIA community? What in turn have you given to them?
  9. What are your hopes as you age?