In , Malcolm Reid , 63, had gone to so many funerals that he lost count. He remembers being so emotionally exhausted from burying friends he decided during those early days to stop attending funerals altogether. The clock was ticking towards his demise, or so he thought. And that never happened. And I remember asking myself, why did they die and I'm still here?
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I am black. I grew up during the civil rights movement, seeing powerful black activists around me fight for our civil rights as a people. I also grew up during the Stonewall Riots, feeling the hostility society harbored toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people. Today as a black gay man, I enjoy more freedoms and rights as a New Yorker, I have the right to marry my long-term partner Stanton. How do I know?
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Cecelia Hayden Smith, 72, knows exactly how she wants to live out the remainder of her golden years: lounging lazily on the porch of a cozy house tucked along a quiet, treelined street in Washington, D. For now, her dream is in stark contrast of her reality. She and her partner of 30 years, a year-old woman whose names she prefers not to mention, have had health challenges, forcing them to live on a fixed budget in pricey Washington, D. They can only afford to live in a crumbling six-bedroom townhome, which they share with three middle-aged and older straight and lesbian women.