June 28 LGBT Event at Charlestown to Feature Film "Gen Silent" and Panel Discussion

CATONSVILLE, MD – Charlestown retirement community residents and staff June 28 will learn more about the LGBT community during an event featuring the screening of the film “Gen Silent” followed by a panel discussion. This event will be held from 10 a.m. – Noon in the Auditorium.

The film documents Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender  people who fought the early battles for equality. And even though progress has been made, some still face the fear of discrimination, bullying and abuse, causing them to hide their lives in order to survive as they age.

Panelists will be Greg Mazzeo, Assistant Dining Manager; Ray Miles, Charlestown resident and former Choir Director; Dr. Craig Thorne, Erickson Living Vice President and Medical Director, Employee Health and Wellness; Ian Brown, Erickson Living Vice President of Organizational Development; and Sherry Parrish, Charlestown Resident Life Director. The panel will be moderated by Mel Tansill, Erickson Living Communication Manager.

This event is sponsored by Charlestown’s Diversity and Inclusion Council in observance of June LGBT Pride - Awareness Month.