Supreme Court Protects LGBT Adoptions

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

Federal Judge Rules Against LGBT Housing Discrimination

wapo housing discrimination picA 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 Helps Educate Senior Care Providers on Culturally Competent Service

 

COA SW Ohio Cover SlideRainbow 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.

If your organization would like to better understand how to better understand and serve our community, please contact us at lgbteldercare@yahoo.com.

Help us Out on #GivingTuesday

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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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Miami Valley LGBT Health & Aging Advisory Committee Kick-off a Success

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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!

Local Survey on LGBT Aging & Health: Don’t Miss Your Chance to Help on Sept. 29!

REC logo rainbow triangleIn cooperation with Wright State University Dept. of Social Work, Rainbow Elder Care is participating in a survey of the health and aging needs of LGBT people across the Miami Valley. We need LGBT people to participate on a community advisory committee to help shape and direct the survey, as well as to help promote and distribute it. We have a get-acquainted and planning meeting on Sept. 29 , starting at 4 pm with the business meeting beginning at 5:30 pm. Click the link below for more information.

 

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Help us help our community by ensuring proper health care as we age. Complete the form below to RSVP.

 

 

Navy to name ship for Harvey Milk

 

Meet those killed in the Orlando Pulse shooting

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Watch this moving video tribute to the those who were killed at Pulse nightclub.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/pulse-orlando-nightclub-shooting/victims/os-pulse-nightclub-orlando-shooting-victims-htmlstory.html

Plan to Attend Dimensions in Dementia

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Register using the link below. Sponsored by our friends at the Alzheimer’s Association – Miami Valley.

http://alz.org/dayton/in_my_community_102592.asp

Word AIDS Day: Aging brings special issues for those with HIV

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“In 2015, more than half of all people living with HIV in the United States will be older than 50. A fair number of people are simply living much longer with HIV, and that’s a good thing. Too many, however, are contracting HIV when they’re older than 50, and their health needs will be different from someone who tested positive at a younger age.”

This article in AIDSMeds gives more details.

http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/2614_20293.shtml