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  • This day of advocacy was decades in the making

    Aspen Christian, Diverse Elders Coalition|Mar 1, 2019

    Fifty years ago this June, LGBT elder pioneers started the fight for LGBT equality at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. In the early hours of June 28, 1969, LGBT patrons at the Stonewall Inn took a stand against police harassment and violence, and a riot broke out. Police reinforcements arrived and beat the crowd away, but the next night, the crowd returned even larger than the night before. In the wake of the riots, discussions about civil rights were held among New York's LGBT communities...

  • This year's SAGE Table is off to a bold start

    Aspen Christian, SAGE|Jan 1, 2019

    On Nov. 8, 2018, in more than 150 locations across the U.S. and the globe, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and allies gathered as part of the intergenerational LGBT initiative SAGE Table. The event, which had a successful debut last year with the help of many high-profile stars, including Whoopi Goldberg, Zachary Quinto and Sarah Paulson, was created to address the prevailing challenge of loneliness for older LGBT people as they age. SAGE Table encourages...