Dr. Marcy Adelman is a widely respected psychotherapist and pioneer in the field of lesbian and gay aging. In 1998, many couldn’t afford rising rents or were evicted and senior housing and service providers didn’t know how to welcome LGBT elders and assure their safety. With few housing options, LGBT elders had to go back into the closet to access housing and services or were forced to leave the city. Marcy and her late partner Jeannette Gurevitch founded Openhouse to address the housing and service needs of LGBT elders. For over three decades, Marcy has worked to make visible the lives, contributions, and concerns of LGBT elders and is a leading advocate for quality LGBT affirming elder care and policies.