GLSO is bringing LGBT seniors together to talk about quality of life in Lexington for our silver treasures! You are invited to be part of this important conversation on Friday, May 24 at 6:00pm at the Pride Center on 389 Waller Avenue, Suite 100, Lexington, KY 40504.
This is nothing fancy or formal. As a matter of fact, we invite you to bring a covered dish to share with the group, put your feet up, and simply tell your story.
“We know there are many LGBT older adults living in Lexington; we just don’t know who they are. It is easy for them to be over looked by aging services, because many still assume that people over a certain age are all straight. It will be very important to hear from our LGBT elders about what is good in their lives, and what they might have a need for. We should never assume we know what is best for someone else; we should listen to what they tell us.” Troy Johnson, MSW, Director of Programs and Services for the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency and Chair of the Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Council
If you are over 55, gay, lesbian, bi, or trans, we want to hear from you! We want to know how you are doing, and what concerns you might have about life as a senior in Lexington. Finally! Professionals in aging services are beginning to take an interest in the concerns of Lexington’s LGBT seniors! We hope to learn from each other and teach them how to better address our needs and concerns.
If you can’t join us in May, please try to make it to the potluck on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00pm. We will continue this very important conversation then. We hope to see you soon.
Ginger Moore-Minder, 859-253-0061; firstname.lastname@example.org
Lexington PFLAG (Parents, Friends, and Family of Lesbians and Gays) is a support group for parents and families with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) sons or daughters, as well as other LGBTQ persons and allies.
They hold support group meetings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 2025 Bellefonte Drive, on the second Tuesday of the month, and have some special topical meetings coming up in the next few months.
To check them out, go to www.pflaglex.org
Tuesday, June 11
Faith and Sexual Orientation, Part 1
- How do we reconcile religious beliefs and teachings, Scripture, God, and homosexuality?
- How have faith communities changed in their attitudes?
- Discussion by a Scripture scholar and clergy from various denominations
Faith and Sexual Orientation, Part 2 will follow in fall of 2013. That discussion will focus on current issues such as ordination of gays, policies and rituals regarding commitment or marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples.