Guests: Christine Beatty, Executive Director, Madison Senior Center; Steve Starkey, Executive Director, Outreach LGBT Community Center
Several years ago, a man approached Christine Beatty and said, “I’m gay. What programs do you have for me?” Realizing their mutual interest in reaching out to LGBT senior adults, the Madison Senior Center had already partnered with OutReach, Inc. in offering health programs on HIV and safe sex. The next move was to create the LGBT Senior Alliance with the mission of developing events and activities for LGBT senior adults and to facilitate advocacy. These programs continue to grow to benefit all LGBT older adults, their families and friends.
On this program, Christine Beatty and Steve Starkey describe the unique challenges facing LGBT senior adults, and what barriers still exist that hinder the efforts to close the disparities and eliminate discrimination against the LGBT community.