LGBT Aging and LGBT History documentary filmmaker Stu Maddux

Maddux has evolved into an outspoken activist for LGBTQ elders and honoring their experience. 

He has presented at national conferences including the American Psychological Association,

the American Society on Aging, and Out & Equal.      Complete (printer friendly) Bio



Stu Maddux

is an award winning producer and director of documentaries about

LGBTQ aging and history.

His films result in:

Governments assessing the needs of their

LGBTQ aging population for the first time;

LGBTQ organizations creating programs

to protect and connect older citizens;

Care providers recognizing that they have LGBTQ clients and creating safe environments for them.

Madduxes most well known project, Gen Silent is the critically-acclaimed documentary about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender older people hiding their sexuality or gender identity to survive.

The hour-long film has screened at more than 200 festivals and has become the leading tool in the world for raising awareness about the unique challenges facing LGBTQ older people.

His interest in LGBT aging and history grew from his previous documentary, 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 sixty years later.

His latest project Reel In The Closet

is about the struggle to save and share the hidden history on the home movies and personal photos of LGBTQ people

dating back a century.

The documentary film is scheduled for release this Fall and its companion site of vintage LGBTQ photos,  Our Family Album, is already on line.