Friday, June 21, 2024

Here’s how to celebrate National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day

Celebrate an LGBT elder who made a difference in your life, and spread the word about the importance of LGBT older adults in your community on Tuesday, May 16—National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day.

Join us as we celebrate National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day virtually with videos and retrospectives on the event’s official Facebook page,

Visit to submit your video honoring an LGBT elder who made a difference in your life. You can also learn more about the history and purpose of National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day at

The nationwide celebration includes a flagship event in Baltimore at Baltimore Center Stage on May 16; to learn more about the event, click here.

There are an estimated 3 million LGBT adults over the age of 55 throughout the U.S.

“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.”

How to get involved?

  • Work with your local organization serving LGBT elders. In
    Maryland, support ElderPide, a program ofthe Center for
    LGBTQ Health Equity, a center of excellence of Chase
    Brexton Health Care.
  • Work with national advocacy organization,
    SAGE, Services & Advocacy for LGBT
    Elders: The world’s oldest and largest non-profit
    agency dedicated to serving lesbian, gay, bisexual
    and transgender older adults. Visit their website or email
  • Learn more about LGBT Elders from The National
    Resource Center on LGBT Aging:
  • Volunteer, Collaborate and Get Social! (Digital
    story-telling) For more info and resources, visit

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