pride: all ages
Continuing on the Pride trend comes a great announcement from AARP:
AARP today announced the launch of a new online Web portal—www.aarp.org/pride—dedicated to serving older lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. The organization’s first online home base for the LGBT community reinforces the fact that pride comes in all ages for LGBT members, friends and loved ones. The site features articles on news, personal finance, relationships, travel and other topics of concern to older gay Americans, and their family and friends, as well as a community forum.
A part of the conversation in the LGBT community has always been making sure that our “elders”* are remembered, respected and honored for their wisdom and their struggles in paving the way for a lot of rights that some of today’s LGBT community take for granted. Seeing that AARP is acknowledging and serving them in such a major–and public–way is fantastic.
I’m not saying I’ll need to use it anytime soon, but it’s nice to know that such a resource exists and while June is obviously the month to announce things like this, we’ll see how many other organizations follow suit.
* I’m not sure I consider 50 to be “old”, but we’ll stick with “older”.