HONOR OUR LGBT ELDERS DAY
Honor Our LGBT Elders Day on May 16th each year recognizes the thousands of people in the LGBT community who have paved the way for access and social acceptance.
The rights and acceptance that LGBTQ individuals have today did not occur in a vacuum or happen by accident. Our LGBT elders worked hard to gain rights and social acceptance.
The observance is an opportunity for community centers, faith organizations, educational institutions, and aging service providers to recognize the lives of LGBT older adults and honor their contributions to history.
HOW TO OBSERVE #HonorOurLGBTEldersDay
Organize an event giving LGBT elders an opportunity to speak about their experiences. Host a luncheon, tea, or seminar recognizing LGBT elders for their contributions in your community. Create a badge for social media and change your profile letting others know you honor your LBGT elders. Learn about the Stonewall Riots or the history of the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce.
Discover more about those who came before you and share the history using #HonorOurLGBTEldersDay to post on social media.
HONOR OUR LGBT ELDERS DAY HISTORY
In 2015 Nate Sweeney founded Honor Our LGBT Elders Day to recognize the contributions and leadership of the older members of the LGBT community.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on May 16th, annually.
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