Thanks to all those who stopped by our booth at Dayton Pride. Over 300 people visited our booth to learn more about how we’re helping improve the lives of older LGBTQ adults in the Dayton area. It was a fun festive day. We were a cooling station offering water and a cool fan breeze for those needing a break from the heat and the sun. Next year we’re going to need more water, more fans and chairs for people to sit down.
This is gratifying news! The Supreme Court is respecting our families, as it should. Always remember that it’s LOVE that makes a family, not only genetics.
Supreme Court Rules Gay Adoptions Must Be Honored Across State Lines
A federal judge, in a first, ruled Wednesday that the federal law barring housing discrimination protects LGBT people.
The Federal Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to refuse to rent or sell housing to anyone because of “sex, familial status, or national origin.” But since it says nothing about sexual orientation or gender identity, questions remained regarding whether LGBT people are covered. The answer, an increasingly common one in anti-discrimination cases, was yes. It came from Judge U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore in Denver.
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Rainbow Elder Care was in attendance to co-present to senior service providers from SW Ohio on how to serve the aging LGBTQ community in culturally competent ways. The Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio sponsors the annual meeting. REC Board Members Jerry Mallicoat and Steve Roark attended along with Dr. James Carter from the Wright State University Social Work Dept.
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Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of sharing via social media and online. As you consider where you may give, please consider Rainbow Elder Care — a non-profit 501c3 organization. We work with other senior service organizations throughout the Dayton area to help educate them about how to better serve the aging LGBTQ community. We also serve as a referral and education service for individuals, schools and businesses. Our goal is not to duplicate services or re-invent the wheel but instead to work collaboratively with other community organizations both gay and straight. We have worked with the Area Agency on Aging, local Social Security office, Miami Valley Long-term Care Association, PFLAG, Boonshoft Pride, Alzheimer’s Association, Wright State University, Miami University, and numerous other organizations to help build a better future for area LGBTQ elders. Your contributions are tax-deductible. All contributions no matter the amount are welcome and appreciated!
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Great turnout for our first meeting of the Miami Valley LGBT Health & Aging Community Advisory Committee. We’re partnering with the Wright State University Social Work Dept. to assess health and aging among the LGBT community in the Miami Valley. Wide representation from Miami Valley Fair Housing, Boonshoft Pride, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Equitas Health, Wright State Physicians, PFLAG, MCC, among others. We’re off and running to gather really substantive information that can help create a better future for aging LGBT people in our area! Thanks so much to all who made time to participate!
Register using the link below. Sponsored by our friends at the Alzheimer’s Association – Miami Valley.