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    Preventing & Ending Homelessness for Older LGBTQ+ Adults

    Preventing & Ending Homelessness for Older LGBTQ+ Adults

    By Shireen McSpadden– San Franciscans hold many opinions and stereotypes about people living on our streets. People I speak to are often surprised to learn that many of these individuals…

    Empowering Our Community: Advocating for Black LGBTQ Elders Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

    Empowering Our Community: Advocating for Black LGBTQ Elders Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

    By Brendalynn R. Goodall, M.S.W.– My entire life has been centered around giving back and building community engagement. I identify as an out and proud 72-year-old Black lesbian who is…

    The LGBTQ Seniors Bill of Rights Is Aging Well

    The LGBTQ Seniors Bill of Rights Is Aging Well

    By Senator Scott Wiener– When you’re a public official, occasionally an idea comes along that’s so obvious and so necessary that all you can do is stop and think, “How…

    Aging in Community Special Edition

    Aging in Community Special Edition

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Welcome to the Aging in Community column’s first special edition, a two-part series in the month of May, to celebrate Older Americans Month. The articles and…

    The Al Baum Memorial Lecture Series

    The Al Baum Memorial Lecture Series

    By Mark Leno– My dear friend Rabbi Camille Angel has been a trailblazer for many decades in many ways. Currently, she is the Rabbi in Residence at the University of…

    Past, Present, Future

    Past, Present, Future

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Twenty-four years ago, I co-founded Openhouse with my late partner, Jeanette Gurevitch, to build senior housing with services for San Francisco’s LGBTQ community. It was a…

    President Biden’s Executive Order Granting LGBTQ Protections

    President Biden’s Executive Order Granting LGBTQ Protections

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Timed for Pride Month 2022 and primarily directed at the anti-LGBTQ state measures that are an assault on the safety and civil rights of LGBTQ children,…

    Trans Pride

    Trans Pride

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– If it hadn’t been for COVID-19, my family would have celebrated my great nephew Elijah’s 13th birthday two years ago with a large family bar mitzvah,…

    Shireen McSpadden: Openhouse Adelman/ Gurevitch Founders Award 2022

    Shireen McSpadden: Openhouse Adelman/ Gurevitch Founders Award 2022

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– After a 2-year delay due to COVID, the Openhouse annual Spring Fling event is back and in-person and with it the presentation of the Openhouse Adelman/Gurevitch…

    The ENACT Act

    The ENACT Act

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Tim and his husband Michael live in San Francisco. They have been together for more than 30 years. Michael is 8 years younger than Tim, so it…