The importance of LGBT older adults and the contributions they have made to the lives of others will be celebrated on Sunday, May 16.
This unique day of celebration will take place virtually with videos, stories, and retrospectives on the National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day page on Facebook. Video submissions honoring an LGBT elder who made a difference in an individual’s life can be submitted now at www.lgbteldersday.org.
Interviews are available with the event’s organizers, as well as storytellers from this year and previous celebrations. Video clips of stories honoring LGBT elders are available upon request.
“It’s important to celebrate elders every day,” said Sam McClure, director of the Center for LGBTQ Health Equity, which inaugurated the national day of recognition in Baltimore in 2016. “Respect for those with more experience is an essential element of civility. In intergenerational dialogues, we discover we have differing opinions based on our experiences and perspectives. I love seeing Elders and youth learning from each other.”
For more visit www.lgbteldersday.org.
About The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity
The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity at Chase Brexton Health Care was created for LGBTQ patients who have been traditionally overlooked, ignored, and discriminated against by health care systems. Through health care services, education, training, research, and advocacy, the Center works to end the health disparities that exist within LGBTQ communities and give patients worldwide—regardless of how they identify—the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.
About Chase Brexton Health Care
Chase Brexton Health Care is a primary care provider serving a diverse group of patients at seven clinics in Baltimore City, Randallstown, Columbia, Glen Burnie and Easton, as well as at Sheppard Pratt’s Way Station office and as provider of the student health services at the Maryland Institute College of Art. For more information on our many programs and services, please visit ChaseBrexton.org.