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Print Edition 2015-06-05 – QNotes

Gay & Gray 2015

Local orgs and services assist seniors

Baby boomers are reaching retirement and their senior years in rapid quantities. And, to better assist the LGBT community, we’ve assembled a host of features and news stories to offer resources, as well as valuable information to our readers.

Local Alzheimers Association plans LGBT conference

Educational event supported by Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund grant

A new initiative from Charlotte’s Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association hopes to break through new barriers and increase education and awareness on the needs of LGBT seniors, caretakers, professionals and others working with Alzheimer’s patients.

Local buddy system brings care and friendship

Volunteers step up to assist LGBT elders

The LGBT Aging Solutions Network, a group of volunteer organizers working to raise awareness and create solutions on LGBT aging and elder care issues, recently celebrated its first anniversary.

SAGE Raleigh welcomes new leadership

Continues search for video subjects

SAGE Raleigh has announced that has appointed Dave Barciz as its new program director. He replaces Les Geller who will be spending more time focused on outreach and education and will still be a support to SAGE Raleigh.

LGBT elders: Three unique challenges

In 2010, the LGBT Movement Advancement Project partnered with SAFE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), the American Society on Aging, the Center for American Progress and the National Senior Citizen’s Law Center to author a groundbreaking report on the needs of LGBT older adults.

Pride 2015: Pride Month — Commemorate your history

Stonewall kicked our movement into high gear, but it wasn’t the first iconic LGBT rights endeavor

With June comes national LGBT Pride Month — commemorating the June 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. The riots that night lasted for several days, kick-starting a movement that blossomed in big and small cities across the U.S.

Pride 2015: Salisbury Pride to feature Del Shores

Events culminate with festival on June 20

Iconic film director, producer and playwright Del Shores is scheduled to headline Salisbury’s annual Pride festival with a special event appearance at the end of June. Several events will culminate with the annual Salisbury Pride Festival on June 20.

Prideful reads for GLBT Book Month

Take a look at these must-read LGBT-themed books

June is national LGBT Pride Month, when our community celebrates and commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969. June is also GLBT Book Month, a program of the American Library Association.

Pride 2015: Bump up the volume on these Pride tunes

Spotify’s top streamed songs on Pride playlists

LGBT Pride Month is going into full swing. Here in the Carolinas, Pride season will stretch all the way into fall. To make your celebrations even more fun and exciting, take a look at what Spotify says are its most-streamed songs on its Pride-themed playlists.