PORTLAND: Fascinating experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people will be explored by writers of memoirs and social history at OutSpoken: An LGBTQ Author Festival. Sponsored by AARP Maine and hosted by the Portland Press Herald, this daylong event will be held at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday, Sept 22. The festival authors will read from and discuss the inspiration behind their recent books. Two of the authors will share their first-hand experiences as caregivers for their parents, an area of particular focus for AARP.
AARP is committed to serving everyone 50+ including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and their families.  March with AARP employees and volunteers in the Capital PRIDE Parade on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  By signing up through the link below, you will receive information on where to assemble. Arrive early and help to decorate the AARP trailer. The parade route will be 1.5 miles through the Dupont Circle area of the District.
Founded in New York City in 1978, SAGE, which stands for Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, is the nation’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. While the organization is still based in New York, it now has local and statewide affiliates throughout the country, including Maine.
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A documentary that closely examines the African American perspective on a range of LGBT issues was screened during Black History Month at AARP Headquarters. The film "The New Black" was offered jointly by AARP DC, Sage Metro DC and PRiSM, AARP’s LGBT Strategic Engagement Employee Resource Group.
filmmaker Yoruba-Richen - The New Black
Mark your calendar for February 24, 2014, to see "The New Black," a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent marriage equality movement and the fight over civil rights. This free film screening documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church.  The movie reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. "The New Black" takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community. RSVP here to attend this movie.  
 AARP Massachusetts will be at the Boston Pride Festival tomorrow, will you?  Stop by our table and say hi, and pick up some great information and resources on Medicare, Social Security, health care, finances, volunteering, and more - plus some fun giveaways!  It should be a lot of fun, though the forecast is calling for umbrellas and rain boots.
Keywords:      GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender)
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