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October 16, 2009

Sharon Gless And Leeza Gibbons Come Out To Support LGBT Elderly

By Jason Mannino - The Huffington Post

Six years ago I buried my mother. Last month I buried my father. Two weeks ago I buried my grandmother. Still in my thirties, I am relatively young to be an orphan. As a result, over the past few weeks I have found myself projecting thirty and forty years into the future and asking, "Who is going to take care of me in my old age?" Of course, it is my higher intention to live a fully active and highly functional, joyful life until the day I die. Nonetheless, I am aware of the fear and insecurity I experience in regards to this question.

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October 12, 2009

THE G.L.E.H fund-raiser Garden Party in Hancock Park

Sunday, Darion, Loy, Alek and I went to the G.L.E.H. fund-raiser garden party at the A-MA-ZING Hancock Park Estate of Ms. Dayna Devon and Dr. Brent Moelleken. For those not familiar with the GLEH, it is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable residential communities for GLBT older adults.

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September 04, 2009

Thom Bierdz

Thom Bierdz plays Phillip Chancellor III on 'The Young And The Restless.' He is also an accomplished artist (considered the next Andy Warhol by IN magazine) and is the author of 'Forgiving Troy.''s Lawanda Johnson spoke with Thom about his life on and off screen, his art, and coping with the murder of his mother.

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July 24, 2009

LGBT Housing Discrimination Worldwide

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Around the world, LGBT people are deprived of the fundamental human right to adequate housing. Discrimination against LGBT people can result in inadequate living conditions and increases their vulnerability to physical and sexual violence, and consequently making them vulnerable to drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, and suicide. Without the right to housing, LGBT individuals cannot experience full and meaningful access to their fundamental human rights. Recent examples of these kinds of violations include:

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July 09, 2009

National LGBT senior movement grows up

by Heather Cassell | Bay Area Recorder

Now 10 years old, the LGBT senior movement is young and vibrant. With years of grassroots and professional experience within its ranks, and some of the nation's largest gay rights organizations backing it up, it is about to burst into full bloom.

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July 06, 2009

Gay Seniors Lack Social Safety Net

Nicole C. Brambila - The Desert Sun

If Phillip Huebner stretched out his legs just right, he could get in a fitful snooze in his cramped Ford pickup. It wasn't that much fun, said the 64-year-old Desert Hot Springs resident who called his pickup home when he became homeless this year. It would have been terrible if it had been a long-term thing.

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June 28, 2009

Forty years after famous riots at Stonewall Inn, gays are still 'fighting to be seen as full humans'

By Carrie Melago - Daily News Staff Writer

They were the riots that spawned a revolution, the nights of protest that led to the dawn of the gay rights movement.

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June 25, 2009

LGBT Elder Law: Toward Equity in Aging

A Harvard Law Journal article

A well written look at the policy and legal disparities affecting LGBT older adults.

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June 22, 2009

AARP - Stonewall 40th Anniversary

a retrospective

An in depth retrospective on the historic Stonewall Riots.

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June 21, 2009

Gays and aging: Halsted center serves surging population of gay seniors

Halsted center tailors programs to aging clientele

Windows on the second floor of the Center on Halsted frame an ever-changing portrait of gay life in 2009: Same-sex couples walk hand in hand; cross-dressing young men strut with confidence; rainbow banners herald a neighborhood that embraces gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of any age.

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