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AARP Maine staff members and volunteers were pleased to return to four of Maine’s many LGBTQ pride festivals this year: in Hallowell (June 3), Lewiston (June 10), Portland (June 17) and Bangor (June 24). Many Mainers found our table, said hello and learned about our work in your community, across the state and throughout the nation. At the Lewiston, Portland and Bangor festivals, we offered festival-goers a chance to play a Social Security “plinko” game to test their knowledge about this crucial program. AARP’s unwavering commitment to the LGBTQ community reflects our core belief in the dignity, worth, and potential of every individual. We see diversity as a source of strength and LGBTQ communities are a vital part of the quilt of American life. Check out our short video thanking the volunteers who worked with staff at these events below.
AARP’s unwavering commitment to the LGBTQ community reflects our core belief in the dignity, worth, and potential of every individual. We reject discrimination based on a person’s age, race, religion, disability, national origin, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We see diversity as a source of strength. For us, LGBTQ communities are a vital part of the quilt of American life.
Our commitment can be measured by what we say – and what we do. In our policy work at the community, state, and national levels, as we collaborate with other organizations serving multicultural communities, in our role as an employer, as a purchaser of supplies, as an active participant in community events, we are proud to stand with LGBTQ members, non-members, allies and other critical stakeholders.
With approximately 900,000 of our nearly 38 million members self-identifying as LGBTQ, AARP has one of the largest LGBTQ constituents of any membership organization.
At AARP, we work hard every day to fight for and equip individuals to live their best lives. “What we do, we do for all” is a guiding principle articulated by our founder, distinguished educator Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, and we proudly carry it forward.
AARP Maine is here for you. If you have questions or if there is anything you need, please let us know. You can call us at 1-866-554-5380 or send an email to email@example.com