This week the Office of Public Engagement, “the open front door to the White House,” launched a new “one-stop-shop for all the ways you can engage with the White House online” at www.WhiteHouse.gov/Engage.
LGBT elders and advocates may be particularly interested in the latest news section (www.WhiteHouse.gov/Engage/latest-news), which contains a weekly schedule of events for which public input is invited. This page also contains links to 14 White House blogs, including the Middle Class Task Force. The “Get Involved” section links to 17 ways someone can engage with the White House, from interning there to Joining Forces, which offers multiple ways to support our military personnel and veterans. Another link here was mentioned in passing in yesterday’s blog post, which is an invitation to nominate Champions for Change to gain White House recognition for people who are helping make positive social change. You can also reach the White House’s LGBT page from here — go to Communities in Focus and scroll down for the LGBT Community.
This is but one of many ways that individual LGBT elders or advocates can make a difference in how LGBT older Americans live. Make your voice heard!