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Atlanta’s Prime Timers offers outlet for gay retirees

Atlanta's Prime Timers, a social group for older gay men

Life doesn’t stop at 60 and the members of the Atlanta chapter of Prime Timers would argue it is just getting started.

As the Baby Boomers begin to retire, they include the largest amount of out gay senior citizens America has ever seen. The generation that helped pioneer the gay civil rights movement is now blazing a new trail through retirement, re-defining what it means to be gray and gay.

Prime Timers was founded in 1987 in after a retired professor in Boston noticed a need for a social outlet for older gay men. Since then the organization has gone world wide with 74 chapters across North America and Europe. The Atlanta chapter is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and claims over 80 members.