Finding your queer family — when you’re 65 years old

When a new member walks into the GRIOT Circle community center in Downtown Brooklyn, a number of seniors come up to him and strongly suggest that he try a garlic knot.”Everyone’s eating them,” one member says while passing him a plate, the knots bulging with joy and carbs. “Why aren’t you?”Located on one of Brooklyn’s busiest streets, GRIOT functions primarily as a community center for the city’s LGBTQ seniors of color. The center serves food daily, and today’s special — there are often specials — is garlic knots.The seniors want him to try something new, to take of advantage of an opportunity. More than anything, they want him to join the community.

Source: Finding your queer family — when you’re 65 years old

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