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Lecture: LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World: Connecticut LGBT Aging Advocacy

Thursday, February 14, 2019
12:30pm – 1:45pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

The Out to Lunch Gender, Sexuality, and Community is a weekly academic lecture and discussion series with guest scholars and community activists from various disciplines examining a variety of topics related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality. Each semester offers a broad sampling of the areas.

The Spring 2019 semester is co-sponsored by the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department (

Today's lecture is entitled, "LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World: Connecticut LGBT Aging Advocacy" and will be presented by Colleen Richard.

Synopsis: LGBT Aging Advocacy an initiative founded in 2013 to create an open and affirming aging services environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) elders. The presentation will explore lessons learned in organization and provide cultural competency case studies of older LGBT adults, and discuss implications for practice and policy in Connecticut.

Biography: Colleen Richard, Ph.D. is the Program Coordinator of Human Services at Tunxis Community College. Colleen is a founding member of Connecticut LGBT Aging Advocacy, begun in 2013, is comprised of community members, providers and policy makers. We work together to raise awareness about the unique concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). Dr. Richard is a 2005 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and The University of Connecticut School of Human Development and Family Studies. Her dissertation is entitled Dissertation title: Older Lesbians in Connecticut: Attitudes and Experiences Toward the Social Service Delivery System.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches


Rainbow Center (primary), Office for Diversity and Inclusion, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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