OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities

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OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities took place on May 23 – 25, 2017. The summit was organized by a small, diverse planning committee that includes LGBTQ older adults.

The goals of OUTAging:

  • Create a platform that centers the voices and experiences of LGBTQ older adults to shed light on the issues they face and gaps in services, resources and opportunities,
  • Provide a diverse and inclusive forum for redefining aging and care and
  • Develop an agenda for advocacy, resources and inclusion with and for LGBTQ older adults.

Review the full summit schedule and speakers bios.

See below for videos from the summit:

OUTAging Summit: Queering Gerontology

Antonio King, Chicago Department of Public Health , moderates a panel discussion with Jesus Ramirez-Valles PhD., University of Illinois at Chicago and Dr. Magda Houlberg,Howard Brown Health, on aging in the LGBTQ community.

OUTAging Summit: Keynote Presentation

National LGBTQ Task Force’s Barbara Satin, who’s deeply involved with LGBTQ issues, locally and nationally, particularly around the issues of aging, gives the keynote address at  the OUTAging Summit.


Lead sponsor: Lambda Legal

Host sponsors: AARP and Affinity Community Services

Media sponsor: Windy City Times

Other sponsors: AIDS Foundation of Chicago | Chicago Foundation for Women | Lambda Legal | Renewal Care Partners | SAGE – Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders

Community Partners (in formation):

Affinity Community Services’ Trailblazers | Alzheimer’s Association | American Cancer Society | Anshe Emet | Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action (ALMA) | Athenaeum Theatre | AVER Chicago Chapter (American Veterans for Equal Rights) | Belmont Theater District | Center on Halsted | Chicago Commission on Human Relations | Chicago Department on Aging | Chicago Department of Public Health | CJE Senior Life | Equality Illinois | Gerber/Hart Library | Holy Covenant Metropolitan Community Church (Brookfield) | Howard Brown Health | HRC Chicago Steering Committee | Jane Addams Senior Caucus | The Law Office of Kate Curler | Lakeview Presbyterian Church | The Legacy Project | National Center on Elder Abuse | National Council of Jewish Women – Chicago North Shore | Oak Park Temple | Or Chadash | Renewal Care Partners | SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) | Second Presbyterian Church | Senior Helpers | Temple Sholom | The Care Plan | TPAN | University of Chicago Poverty Lab | Village Chicago