'Ten More Good Years' probes LGBT aging issues

Miss Major doesn't seem like the kind of woman to be trifled with. But the longtime activist in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community who was on the front lines of the 1960s gay rights movement in New York has relocated to Oakland partly for a humbling reason: At age 64, she can't get proper health care in New York.

"I can go in to see a doctor, and him not having any idea what transgender people are ... now have a patient of that ilk here, what are you going to do about it? 'Well, I am going to refer you to another doctor,' and that doesn't really help me," says Miss Major in Michael Jacoby's documentary "Ten More Good Years," which plays Sunday as part of the 32nd San Francisco International LGBT Festival.

The documentary is about the special challenges elderly LGBT people confront, from getting survivor's benefits to sensitive issues of long-term care.

Norman DeLisle, MDRC
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