• Kate Kendall, Maya Harris, and Tim Sweeney: America's Challenges are LGBT Challenges, Part 1

    Assessing LGBT issues through a prism of defining national challenges helps to illuminate the unique ways in which "American" issues impact LGBT people and vice versa. This sobering look at the challenges faced by the most vulnerable among us also showcases donors who have been inspired to make these challenges a priority for their giving. An overview featuring:
    • Tim Sweeney [moderator], Gill Foundation
    • Kate Kendall, National Center for Lesbian Rights
    • Maya Harris, Ford Foundation

    Posted 2.18.15
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  • America's Challenges are LGBT Challenges, Part 2

    Advocates and donors offer a sobering look at the challenges faced by the most vulnerable among us. Featuring:
    • School Climate: Geoffrey Winder (GSA Network) and Ryan Pedlow (Ziff Brothers Investments / GLSEN)
    • Youth Homelessness: Jama Shelton (Forty to None Project) and Terrence Meck (The Palette Fund)
    • Healthcare Access for All: Jace Woodrum (One Colorado) and Jennifer Kates (Kaiser Family Foundation)
    • Immigration Reform: Jorge Gutierrez (United We Dream) and Matt Foreman (Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund)
    • Aging: Kathleen Sullivan (L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center) and Ambassador James C. Hormel
    • Global / International: Selly Thiam (None on Record) and J. Bob Alotta (Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice)

    Posted 2.18.15
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  • Sarah Jones: Sarah Jones as Lorraine

    Sarah Jones is a hilariously poignant Tony Award winning playwright and performer. This year she brought six guests to share their insights on what it means to be LGBT in today’s world. One guest is Lorraine, an 80-year-old Jewish woman who thought diversity was a university and remembers when a mixed couple was a reformed Jew married to an orthodox Jew.

    Posted 5.12.11
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  • Michael Adams: The Elderly Experience

    As the executive director of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) Michael Adams understands the difficulties LGBT older people face on a daily basis. These difficulties range from economic hardship and increased isolation, to a lack of competent services and healthcare disparities. Michael also knows there’s a transformational opportunity to change outdated policies via the Older Americans Act, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and the collaboration between LGBT nonprofits, straight allies, and individual donors.

    Posted 5.10.11
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  • Sherrill Wayland: The Story of Joe

    Against his will, Joe was moved from Houston, TX where he lived with his partner of 22 years and placed in a nursing home in St. Louis, MO under the name John Doe - so his partner couldn't find him. Her knowledge of the law allowed Sherrill Wayland, Executive Director of SAGE Metro St. Louis, to reunite Joe and his partner while making a new ally at the state attorney general's office. This story is only one example of why organizations like SAGE Metro St. Louis are vital resources for LGBT seniors.

    Posted 5.10.11
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