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GAY & GREY PROGRAM

WHAT The Gay & Grey Program enhances the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members through LGBT senior sensitivity and cultural competency trainings, education, advocacy for inclusive LGBT senior housing along with providing a safe space for LGBT seniors to gather and connect with community.
WHYTo increase awareness of LGBT senior issues and to build a community among older LGBT people by creating educational, social, residential, and support opportunities.
WHEREGay & Grey.
Friendly House.   
Portland, Oregon, USA.


Program Description

Gay & Grey is working with and for LGBT elders 60+ to create community and social change and perform the following:

-To conduct LGBT senior sensitivity, cultural competency and diversity trainings to educate health care workers, retirement home staff, college classes, social service agencies and many others about the unique issues facing LGBT elders.

-To ensure the safety and well-being of LGBT elderly.

-To Advocate on behalf of LGBT seniors for inclusive and open housing - a housing assessment program and committee is under way in order to provide attractive housing options for the growing LGBT 60+ community.

-LGBT senior community building through social events including educational presentations on legal, medical and cultural workshops.

The Gay & Grey Program holds the Annual Gay & Grey Expo an event which markets to LGBT seniors and includes health consultations, fitness evaluations, gay-friendly social activities, LGBT senior housing resources and financial concerns along with music and food.

Gay & Grey is an affiliate of SAGE - Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders.
source:friendlyhouseinc.org

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