Gay Star News sent LGBTI people on blind dates and let older people control the dates and the results are hilarious.
To celebrate our inaugural Founders Day, GSN wanted to see what would happen when the younger generation talked about issues the elders of the community face everyday.
Founders Day aims to overcome the negative perceptions of getting ‘older’ in the LGBTI community. To challenge this, GSN – in partnership with Barclays is holding the first LGBTI Founders’ Day on 24 September.
Three Generation Z couples headed out for a London lunch with drinks at Hawksmoor’s Guildhall location in early September. Unbeknown to one of them, their date was following the instructions from an LGBTI Founder through a hidden earpiece.
Watch the mischief now:
Along with instructions to complete tasks including doing prayer hands before eating and saying ‘om’, some of the questions got serious.
‘Imagine when we get older, what do you think our sex might be like’ the Founders got the dates to ask.
They also asked: ‘I’m scared about being alone when I get older are you?’ and ‘What do you think the future will be like?’
Some of the dates admitted they hadn’t thought much of the future, but almost all admitted ageism was a huge problem in the LGBTI community.
‘I don’t think I’ve ever thought about being alone,’ said YouTuber Jacob Edwards.
‘I don’t really try to think about my future.’
The big reveal
After the dates wrapped up, the pair went to a separate room to meet their Founder.
‘Gay Star News are doing a project called LGBTI Founders, so they’re getting older queer people like myself to set the precedent that getting older is not anything we should be getting worried about,’ said Founder, Elly Barnes.
‘For me it’s about meeting people like yourselves and making the world a better place that we can all be ourselves, without any fears of discrimination, whatsoever.
‘SO I’ll keep doing this until we can all walk down the street freely.’
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