Bonnie Nemeth did not think the “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach was working for the woman who had called the ombudsman’s office over what she felt was inadequate care being provided to a friend in a nursing home.
Nemeth was training to be an advocate for long-term-care residents and was working with the ombudsman. The woman’s friend had Alzheimer’s disease, so could not advocate for herself. Nemeth went with the ombudsman to referee the complaint.
Nemeth, a lesbian, said she sensed that the relationship between the woman and the nursing home resident was more than just friends. But the woman never disclosed that, and the person with Alzheimer’s wasn’t able to.
Richmond police officers, leaders of non-profit organizations, members of the LGBTQ community, local residents and activists, city council members, church leaders, and even the governor came together Tuesday night at Diversity Richmond to remember the 49 people who lost their lives and the many others wounded during the horrific Orlando nightclub shooting early Sunday morning. [...]