Thousands are dying earlier than their straight counterparts because they are isolated and afraid to ask for help.
But a growing number of people are fighting to keep LGBT aging from meaning aging in silence.
His films include Gen Silent the widely used documentary about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender older people hiding their lives to survive discrimination, bullying and abuse.
His first documentary as an independent filmmaker was the critically-acclaimed Bob and Jack’s 52-Year Adventure about an Army sergeant who began an affair with his commanding officer in 1952. The two men came out to the troops in their unit and are still together a half-century later.