“For 61 years, Claire and I loved each other. But discrimination was everywhere. We had no place to be ourselves except inside our apartment. Most people thought we were roommates and spinsters.
When Claire needed more help than I could manage, we moved to a senior community. The staff kept making the wrong assumptions about us. I didn’t want to correct them because I wasn’t sure how they’d react.
I wish they had asked the right questions to get to know our story.”