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    Pride 2023, Looking Back and Moving Forward

    Pride 2023, Looking Back and Moving Forward

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– It was the 1960s when I walked into my first gay bar in Boston’s Combat Zone, a sketchy neighborhood known for its adult nightlife of strip…

    Vital Services for Our Queer and Trans Elders and Adults with Disabilities

    Vital Services for Our Queer and Trans Elders and Adults with Disabilities

    By Kelly Dearman– My name is Kelly Dearman, and I am the Executive Director of the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS). DAS provides a wide range of services…

    Aging: Everybody’s Doing It, and We Do It With Resiliency

    Aging: Everybody’s Doing It, and We Do It With Resiliency

    By Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D.– We are all aging, and some of us based on privilege, location, or family history will have a softer, easier experience than others. If you look…

    Entranced With the Oldest

    Entranced With the Oldest

    By Jewelle Gomez– I grew up in Boston, a town that is proud to be old, at least in the context of the United States. It’s not old in relationship…

    Helping LGBTQ+ Seniors Age in Their Community

    Helping LGBTQ+ Seniors Age in Their Community

    By Grace Li, M.H.A.– When Openhouse and On Lok began working together on the concept of an adult day program for the LGBTQ+ community, in 2018, our goal and hope…

    Title Falling in Love With Ourselves: A Disabled Queer Black Woman’s Reflections on Disability Justice

    Title Falling in Love With Ourselves: A Disabled Queer Black Woman’s Reflections on Disability Justice

    By India Harville– I’m proud of all my social identity markers—Black, queer, woman, and disabled. Out of all of my identities, developing disability pride was the most challenging. I didn’t always identify…

    Ensuring the LGBTQIA+ Community Is Included in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease Research

    Ensuring the LGBTQIA+ Community Is Included in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease Research

    By Jason D. Flatt, Ph.D., M.P.H.– It’s almost Pride month and we cannot celebrate our diverse communities without acknowledging the LGBTQIA+ pioneers—Marsha P. Johnston, Silvia Rivera, Felicia “Flames” Elizondo, Donna…

    A Home Where We Thrive

    A Home Where We Thrive

    By Honey Mahogany– Imagine a place where trans people thrive. Imagine a place where we have a home and a community, where we can afford housing, start a business, start…

    Pronouns, Freedom of Speech, and Life in a Long-Term Care Facility

    Pronouns, Freedom of Speech, and Life in a Long-Term Care Facility

    By Eric Carlson– For most people, moving into a nursing facility or assisted living facility is a transition into the unknown. And not necessarily a benign unknown, but “unknown” with…

    Aging Out of Pride: We Are in This Together

    Aging Out of Pride: We Are in This Together

    By Suzanne Ford– This year, the theme for SF Pride is “Looking Back and Moving Forward,” which is entirely appropriate for 2023. As we continue to make strides towards equality and…