A non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions that their heterosexual neighbors take for granted.
Rally: One of the new social groups for older LBT Women
RALLY is a new social group for LBT WOMEN age 55+ who are focused on building community and enjoying life through activities such as potlucks (with or without scheduled entertainment); theatre and concert excursions; a book club; movie nights; outdoor explorations; short and longer get away trips; and other activities chosen by the members.
All RALLY members are encouraged to offer planned and “spur of the moment” activities and collaborate in coordinating RALLY’s offerings.
Our October and November gatherings with entertainment will be at the Roslindale House Community Room, 120 Poplar Street, Roslindale, MA on Sundays at 3 pm. We have already enjoyed three delicious potluck socials at various locations and a pool and pizza party on Labor Day Weekend.
Upcoming Happenings include:
Saturday, November 3 – Halloween Mystery Party in Wellesley. Did Lizzie Borden do it?
Sunday, November 11 – Potluck with Lesbian Singer/songwriter Diana Di Gioia
Do join in on the fun! www.lgbtagingproject.org
OLOC Boston: New Chapter Forming
Help create OLOC Boston. OLOC – Old Lesbians Organizing for Change — was formed as a national organization in 1998; local chapters now exist in 14 communities. Local chapters have tremendous freedom to set goals, determine what kinds of programs to offer and set local policies about membership. OLOC activities could include open discussion programs, support groups, book groups or other social activities, attending rallies or marches as a group.
OLOC strives to create a safe, supportive community by and for every Lesbian 60 years and older.
OLOC Boston will welcome all women as members including trans women.
OLOC’s mission:· addressing what it means to be Old and to be Lesbian
· finding ways to gather groups of Old Lesbians together for ongoing support
· working against all oppressions that affect Old Lesbians
· standing in solidarity with allies for racial, economic and social justice
First step? Participate in an exploratory meeting on Sunday, September 30 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Brookline Senior Center. Let’s see what kind of interest there is in creating an OLOC chapter.
Brookline Senior Center
93 Winchester St. (Coolidge Corner)
Brookline, MA 02446
Free Intergenerational Film Event with LGBT Aging Project and Student from Boston University
Join The LGBT Aging Project and Joining Hands at Boston University for a fun afternoon event. Meet students from Boston University and Seniors from Cafe Emmanuel and Out to Bruch for a free intergenerational film and discussion.
We will be screening Hipsters – a fun lively musical set in Cold War Russia 1955. This will be a pefect film to discuss issues of being different, taking risks, and being true to ourselves. This Sunday October 21st, 12:30pm. George Sherman Student Union, Boston University, 775 Comm Ave.
Pizza and desserts provided by Joining Hands