Queens Center For Gay Seniors@queenscenter4gayseniors

The only LGBTQ* Senior Center in Queens,NYC! Check out our schedule on Facebook to see what classes, trips,events and services may interest you! 🏳️‍🌈

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Queens Center For Gay Seniors

After YEARS of fighting tirelessly for #TGNCNB equality in #NewYork, the state took a huge step forward today! #GENDA #ConversionTherapyBan
New York State lawmakers passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a major step forward in ensuring that transgender, gender nonconforming and nonbinary (TGNCNB) people are treated fairly and equally under the law. By adding gender identity and expression as a protected class under the Human Rights Law, GENDA provides TGNCNB people with protection against harassment and discrimination in employment, housing and public spaces like restaurants and shops.

We are also thrilled to share news of the passage of legislation that now bans the dangerous and medically-discredited practice known as “conversion therapy” in New York State. By banning conversion therapy, New York will protect LGBTQ youth, especially TGNCNB youth, from being unduly victimized and traumatized simply for living their authentic lives.

Congratulations to everyone who has worked hard to make this happen!! What a way to start off 2019 :)
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Queens Center For Gay Seniors

Today some of our FIERCE members and MSW intern Yoshi sat down and had a meeting with Council Member Jimmy Vanbramer about the growing population of LGBTQ seniors in Queens. Our members are what makes our center so AMAZING! Their advocacy and activism shows how far we’ve come as a community and how we will stop at nothing to make our voices heard!🏳️‍🌈💪
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. #Repost @jimmyvanbramer ・・・
Last week, I ran into Wind Vogel on the 7 train & she asked about increasing funds to serve the growing population of LGBTQ seniors in #Queens.
Today, I met with Wind & three other seniors from the @queenscenter4gayseniors. This is advocacy at its best!
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Queens Center For Gay Seniors

Thanks to our friends in Dallas for this great post! 🏳️‍🌈
#Repost @silver_pride_project ・・・
For the first time in America we have a growing population of older LGBT people who have lived quite openly when they were younger. As we age and need support services, we often face bias, stigma, and discrimination from healthcare and other service providers that might not care for older LGBT adults in a way that is both culturally competent and sensitive to our needs. .
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Queens Center For Gay Seniors

Thank you councilman @jimmyvanbramer for chatting with our member Wind about our center! Our members are FIERCE advocates and we are so proud of them taking every opportunity they have to make their voices heard! As the only LGBTQ* senior center in the borough of Queens, we look forward to having your support! We hope you’ll stop by sometime, Jimmy! 🏳️‍🌈
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Elected officials should take mass transit like just about everyone else. One of the best things about taking the 7 train is when constituents talk to me about things they care about. This morning, Wind (yes, that’s her super cool name) approached me to ask about funding for LGBT senior centers! She said she had been thinking about this for awhile and when she saw me on the train she took her opportunity! THIS is what democracy looks like!
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Queens Center For Gay Seniors

🚨NEW PROGRAM ALERT🚨
Identity circles will be a bi-weekly meeting to create a safe space for those that identify with the week’s chosen identity. The purpose of these circles is to create visibility among the marginalized identities within the LGBTQ older adult population, to empower members whose voices are often unheard, and to create an opportunity to build community with other members.
We will have trans identity circles, bisexual identity circles, people-of-color identity circles, etc.! Folks within these identity circles will be invited to engage in dialogue, network, share resources, and build community with other folks who also identify with the group.
Our first identity circle will be this Thursday, January 10th from 2-3 pm. This weeks topic will be about coming out stories. These circles will be overseen by our very own MSW intern Yoshi!
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For more information or any questions, please contact Yoshi at ykim@qchnyc.org
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Queens Center For Gay Seniors

Queens Center for Gay Seniors will be holding a Memorial Service for our dear friend, LGBTQ advocate and activist Larry Lombardi on Friday, February 1st at 2:30 pm. If you would like to speak at his memorial, please email cpitlock@qchnyc.org
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Queens Center For Gay Seniors

Join us for the HOTTEST LGBTQ* gala in Queens! We have 3 spots left at our table. Click the link in our bio and be sure to choose Queens Center for Gay Seniors as the table captain!
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#Repost @queenspridenyc ・・・
Join us on Sat. Jan. 19th 2k19 @astoriaworldmanor to celebrate the honorees @dominiquet.a.r.jackson @goddessqueensister and @melissa4queens 🔉music by @djnikkilions
LINK IN BIO FOR TIX

Winter Pride is a fundraiser for the Queens Gay Pride Parade & Festival on 6/2/19
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Queens Center For Gay Seniors

It is with great sadness that we learn about the passing of our dear friend Larry Lombardi. Larry’s smile brought a light to the center that filled us all with happiness. We are thankful for all of the wonderful memories and times shared together over the years. We will always hold you in our hearts and will never forget how you’ve impacted us all. Til we meet again, Larry. 💕🏳️‍🌈 Larry was the longtime treasurer of the Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens. He was an active member of the Queens Center for Gay Seniors in Jackson Heights. Larry was also active in the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee which runs the borough's LGBT Pride Parade annually. He was 83 years old. "Larry was an amazing human being and he will be sorely missed by all who were lucky to know him," said NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm. "Larry spent at least the last 26 years of his life fighting for the rights of LGBT people in Queens and beyond. He was a progressive fighter who took to the streets to fight for the things he believed in. He was active in LGBT causes until the very end. I was fortunate to spend time with Larry on Wednesday in the Queens Center for Gay Seniors. He was on oxygen but was in good spirits. Rest in peace my friend and ally." A memorial service will be held in January. Details will be forthcoming.
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