‘Twenty-five/sixty’ was published in the Star Observer November 2014 issue.
AT a public forum, a gay man in his 50s accuses a younger gay man living with HIV of complacency, saying he contracted the virus because he didn’t see all of his friends die. On social media, an older gay man says young gay men don’t appreciate having the freedom to live openly.
With legal reform and social attitudes to homosexuality moving at the blink of an eye, what it means to be growing up gay in 2014 is almost unrecognisable compared to what it meant 30 or 40 years ago, and that change defines the community.
Three gay men over 60 and three gay men under 25 attempt to separate fiction from reality, exploring their experiences of the generational divide.
Read the full article in Star Observer.