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Fact Or Myth: There's No Way A Rural Place Could Make A Welcoming Home For A Queer Person

What's one stereotype of rural communities? That they're close-minded and bigoted. A place like that couldn't possibly be a welcoming home for someone who identifies as LGBTQQ, right? Wrong. Because that's the thing about stereotypes: They're not the (whole) truth. Stick around past the intro to 1:30, when she talks about her own story and really gets to the nitty gritty of what the project's all about.

Fact Or Myth: There's No Way A Rural Place Could Make A Welcoming Home For A Queer Person
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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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