Next week, for the 26th time, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force will bring together many of the nation’s LGBT activists (3,500 are expected this year in Houston) to participate in a 5-day, 350+ workshop extravaganza.
LGBT aging issues are a prominent part of the mix. Here’s a brief recap:
— An Elder Hospitality Suite will be available throughout the conference to welcome elders and allies and provide a place for quiet conversation.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. LGBT Elder Institute: Movement Building: Creating an Age Aware Activist Network
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. SAGE reception in the Elder Hospitality Suite
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. SAGE Advocacy Award for Excellence in Leadership on Aging Issues will be given to Stu Maddux, the producer and writer of the groundbreaking film Gen Silent.
Friday, January 31, 2014
10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. LGBT Workers and Paid Leave: Creating New Alliances in a Growing Social and Economic Justice Movement
10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Paying It Forward: LGBT Aging Advocacy from the Lone Star State & Your State to Washington, D.C.
3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Improving the Quality of Services and Supports for LGBT Older Adults
Saturday, February 1, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Why the Affordable Care Act is Important to LGBT Older Adults
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. LGBT Elder and Provider Caucus
9:00 p.m. to midnight LGBT Elders 50+ and Allies Dance
It’s not too late to register for Creating Change. More information and registration is available at http://www.creatingchange.org/