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posted Friday, September 20, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 38
Creating Community Now: Join the upcoming Generations Celebration and the LGBTQ Health and Longevity Conference on October 4 and 5
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Creating Community Now: Join the upcoming Generations Celebration and the LGBTQ Health and Longevity Conference on October 4 and 5

Results from the Washington State LGBTQ Equity & Diversity Project conducted with UW partners from the Schools of Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Policy & Governance as well as more than 45 community partners throughout the state depict an epidemic of social isolation among LGBTQ elders, as well as younger LGBTQ generations experiencing economic, health and social disparities, disconnected from the history and wisdom of their elders. This research shows that LGBTQ older adults are at higher risk for many chronic medical conditions, yet are also resilient and proactive when it comes to taking care of their health. But one burden for LGBTQ older adults is more subtle and pervasive: social isolation. A health hazard of its own, loneliness has been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, early onset of disability, depression, and a greater risk of cognitive decline. The research also shows that accessing affordable, stable housing is a critical issue for the LGBTQ population at large. LGBTQ people are vulnerable to difficulties securing housing and finding supportive communities, said Karen Fredriksen Goldsen, a University of Washington professor of social work and principal investigator of the Washington State LGBTQ Equity & Diversity Project and the landmark longitudinal study, Aging with Pride.

The Inaugural Generations Celebration on October 5 will recognize and honor our elders, link lives, and build bridges across LGBTQ generations and allies! This premier event represents our mission to build community support for all to live healthy and openly without fear. Our research found that when coming of age, most LGBTQ elders had to hide their lives for fear of family rejection, criminal prosecution or incarceration in mental health facilities. Despite the adversity they've faced, these elders built vibrant communities and powered a decades-long movement, the freedoms from which we enjoy today. Yet, many LGBTQ elders report being forced back into the closet as they age without the services and support they need. While also displaying many strengths, the younger generations continue to experience significant health, economic and social disparities, disconnected from those older in our community. Emceed by Shellie Hart of Warm 106.9, come enjoy this gala with a reception followed by a three-course dinner and hosted wine while enjoying a variety of live entertainment, music with dancing. We will recognize our LGBTQ elders 70 and older by providing complimentary tickets for them. We are also offering scholarships to those without the financial resources to attend. Parking is provided and the event will be accessible; captioning is provided. For updated entertainment and to buy tickets visit genevents.org/gala/.

At the LGBTQ Health & Longevity Conference on October 4 we will present exciting innovations from around the state. The findings from the Washington State LGBTQ Equity & Diversity Project will be presented for the first time. The conference will be joined by Karen Parker, PhD, Director, Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office, National Institutes of Health, who is looking to our area's research to shape national policy, effective interventions and future research. Many other speakers will provide engaging presentations across three tracks including LGBTQ Health, LGBTQ Aging and Longevity, and Trans & Gender Diverse Health. There will also be a Resource Fair and Continuing Education Units are offered. Scholarships are available to those without the financial resources to attend. Parking is provided and the event will be accessible; captioning is provided. For a list of presenters and to register, visit genevents.org/conference/.

'The goal of our Gala and Conference is to create community and to ensure relevant and culturally appropriate services and to connect LGBTQ people, their families and their communities,' Fredriksen Goldsen said.

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Creating Community Now: Join the upcoming Generations Celebration and the LGBTQ Health and Longevity Conference on October 4 and 5
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