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.
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.
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