Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Conference: Aging in the US: The Next Civil Rights Movement?

On October 22, 2011, Temple Law School will host Aging in the US: The Next Civil Rights Movement?  In addition to some of the best legal scholars working in this area, the conference will feature policy advocates from AARP, past and present members of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, the person who was the moving force behind the federal Elder Justice Act, the prosecutor in Mrs. Astor's case, and an international aging advocate, to name just a few.  
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It gets better: wisdom from our gay elders


Thursday, August 25, 2011

NYT: New Numbers, and Geography, for Gay Couples

New York Times, August 25. 2011 By SABRINA TAVERNISE
2010 census figures showed how far same-sex couples have dispersed, moving from traditional enclaves to farther-flung areas of the country.
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

LGBTEI Column, "Gettin' On" Premiers in Philadelphia Gay News

A new, monthly column titled, "Gettin' On," premiered in the August 19, 2011, edition of the Philadelphia Gay News"Gettin' On" will address issues of importance to the LGBT Elder Community and the LGBT Community-at-large.  The first article, "Life After 55: It Does Get Better" discusses the need for, and the agenda of, the LGBT Elder Initiative.  The complete article can be found at:

Friday, August 5, 2011

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day September 18

Four years ago, the nation began its observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (September 18). The fact that we get to observe this day reflects a sharp contrast to where we were when CDC reported the first cases of AIDS 30 years ago. Once a death sentence, HIV disease has evolved into a chronic disease if caught early and properly managed—an accomplishment made possible thanks to improved care delivery and treatment advances.

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