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National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day

By Charlotte Robinson, April 30, 2022


National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day is a celebration honoring our older LGBT community for the contributions they have made to the lives of others & takes place on Monday May 16th. It’s a day to thank those who pioneered our path to freedom. In 2016 the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care officially added May 16th to the National Day registry as National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day. The gains made in recent years toward LGBT equality sit squarely on the backs of those whose struggles & victories, extraordinary courage & everyday authenticity pioneered the path toward freedom. National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day works to unite the LGBTQ community & its allies to celebrate & thank those individuals who fought on behalf of us all. Sam McClure, Director of the Center for LGBTQ Health Equity stated, "It's important to celebrate elders every day. 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 & perspectives. I love seeing Elders & youth learning from each other." There are so many ways to celebrate with your friends, family & community virtually with videos, stories & personal retrospectives. The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity at Chase Brexton Health Care was created for LGBTQ patients who have been traditionally overlooked, ignored & discriminated against by health care systems. Caring for LGBT older adults is a priority for LHRC & Chase Brexton & the inspiration behind the creation of National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day. For More Info…

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