Thursday, July 27, 2017

AGLA and SAGE sponsor information forum in Arlington VA for on housing for gay seniors


Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance an SAGE, Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders, sponsored an information forum at the Arlington Mill community center on Columbia Pike Wednesday night, July 26.

The presenter, a PhD (I didn’t get the name) went over all the terminology, especially for transgender, fluid, and intersex. 

She also went over what gay life was life pre-Stonewall and said younger gay adults (as in the discos) had no clue as to the sacrifices that had preceded them. 

  

There was a general impression in the audience, and especially in the remarks from Bruce Hightower, that outside the Beltway and a few large cities, LGBT seniors tend to hide when living in senior centers and are at best ignored as to their social needs.  The presenter talked about setting up communal housing spaces in about 15 cities, many in the Midwest and south.  She said there were more proportionally more families raising children headed by older same-sex couples in the South than in other parts of the country.  

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