International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2018 Conference
Being Gay & Grey – Addressing the needs of older LGBTQ Communities in an Aging Ireland
Thursday 17th May 10am – 4pm
Millennium Hall, Cork City Hall
For the past 8 years Cork City LGBT Inter-agency group have organised LGBT Awareness Week and we are delighted as part of this year’s events to present the Being Gay & Grey – Addressing the needs of older LGBTQ Communities in an Aging Ireland Conference on 17th May (International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. In the year we mark the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality it is timely to look at the needs of the first generation of “out” lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people and indeed those who have never taken that step.
While many of the issues of aging are universal there are some unique challenges faced by LGBTQ communities. This conference, the first of its kind in Ireland will explore some of these questions including LGBTQ loneliness and isolation, housing, community participation, national NGOs for Older people, and the training needs this presents for many public services and voluntary/community organisations.
The Being Gay and Grey conference, will hear from experts such as Prof Agnes Higgins of TCD; Paula Fagan, CEO of LGBT Ireland; Ciarán McKinney, Age And Opportunity; Mary Cleary, LINC; Marie Quiery, independent consultant and Jim Glennon, Opening Doors London among others.
More information will follow shortly.
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