The following guidelines can be found on the left sidebar, under “Who We Are”:
We here at lgbtSr envision being a resource for the over-50 audience, a place where we can see ourselves and our interests reflected in ways we don’t often find in the media – including our own. We’re a welcoming, inviting, passionate bunch who believe in the mission of the site: to give voice to the pleasures of life in maturity; the challenges, experiences, answers we have found and the many questions we still have.
Some basic guidelines:
1 – Remember your audience: the over-50 LGBT reader. Preferably you’ll be in that demographic yourself, but depending on the topic we’re certainly open to hearing from those who aren’t. We’ve all experienced enough exclusion of one kind or another, you won’t find it here.
3 – Perspective: While loss and sorrow are woven into every life, upbeat is part of what we’re about. We’re not dead yet! That’s one of the reasons the site was founded, because many of us find our voices gone silent in the media. We’re subjected too often to stories of age’s horrors, inevitably written by someone in their 20s. Live with gusto, that’s our motto. But don’t hesitate to be honest. Anyone over 50 has the AIDS plague as part of our history and we don’t want to be silent here about anything.
4 – Topic: As mentioned in the introduction, pretty much any topic is open for consideration. Is there an event in your town or city you want to highlight? Please do! Traveled to a city or village you want to share? Please do! Have a friend or neighbor you’d like to interview? Absolutely.
If we accomplish our mission, you’ll come to see lgbtSr.com as your site, where you’ll hear and see yourself and where you’ll want to tell your friends to come on in, the water’s fine, the breeze is cool and the grass feels wonderful under your feet.
Mark McNease/Rick Rose and the crew at lgbtSr.com