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May 17, 2016

National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day recognizes a lifetime of enduring homophobia

The Daily Dot
By Mary Emily O’Hara

In Baltimore on Tuesday night, eight LGBT seniors are going to be honored at a pinning ceremony in recognition of their service.

But these older adults aren't military veterans. Instead, they are being honored by younger members of the LGBT community who want to take a moment to thank them for quietly enduring decades of homophobia and transphobia.

This Tuesday marks the inaugural celebration of National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day, which Baltimore's Chase Brexton Health Care and SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) created in order to celebrate older adults that tend to fly under the radar in the LGBT community, despite having endured some of the most difficult homophobic periods in recent history. Tonight two elderly locals will have their portraits unveiled at Chase Brexton, as part of photographer Jess Dugan's To Survive on This Shore series, focusing on transgender and gender non-conforming adults over age 50.


The new holiday falls on the same day as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. It also comes on the heels of a similar holiday, LGBT Elders Day, that falls on November 9 and aims to raise awareness of older adults in the community.

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