LGBT+ Meets October 21

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LGBT+ Friends and Allies Meeting
Thur., Oct. 21, 2021
3 PM
Brookside Classroom 2

Being Cael: A Non-Binary Story
Cael Mulcahy, guest speaker

Reservations required. Call Bonnie Kawecki. Contact information in Resident Directory, available on MyErickson.

All welcome!


LGBT+ Friends and Allies Sponsor Holiday Social

Annual Holiday Social Event
Thursday, December 5, 2019
3 – 4 PM
City Lights, Caton Ridge, 6th Floor

Bring a snack and/or a beverage to share, or just come and enjoy what we have. We welcome anyone who is a member, friend or ally of the LGBT+ community. Call Bonnie Kawecki for more information. For contact information, see the Resident Directory, also available on MyErickson.

Another Chance to View the Film “Gen Silent”

All are welcome to attend the LGBTQ+ Friends and Allies sponsored return showing of Gen Silent.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 
7 PM
Charlestown Square Classroom #116

This film portrays the lives of several LGBTQ+ older adults and the challenges they faced as they planned for the later stages of their lives. The movie will be followed by an informal discussion beginning at about 8 PM about our lives at Charlestown and how we might support members of the LGBTQ+ community. Some questions we will address are: How might we more effectively support the needs of the LGBTQ+ community at Charlestown? Would the greater community benefit from learning more about the LGBTQ+ community? How could we do that?

Also, watch for more information about the CNN and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation announcement that there will be a Democratic presidential town hall event focused on LGBTQ+ issues. Call Bonnie Kawecki to be added to our mailing list and if you would like more information about this event when it becomes available. For Bonnie’s contact information, check the Resident Directory, which is also available online in MyErickson.

LGBT+ Group Celebrates Gay Pride Month in June

LGBT+ Discussion Group is celebrating Gay Pride Month with two events on June 14, 2019. Barbeque on the Terrace Patio from 4:30 – 630 PM, followed by the showing of the film, Pride (2014), from 7 – 9 PM in the Charlestown Square Classroom 116. Any Charlestown resident, who is interested in showing support for the LGBT+ community, is invited to attend both. However, a RSVP (Contact Bonnie Kawicki or Marty Tewksbury) is required by June 7 for the barbeque, which features fresh cooked burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, potato salad, cookies, and fixings.

The film Pride is based on an actual event that took place in 1984 in Wales. A group of lesbian and gay activists raised money to support a group of striking Welch miners. “In this feel-good, heartwarming comedy, two groups seemingly from worlds apart, discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.” ` ~from the DVD cover~ The film is R-rated. A short discussion will follow for those who would like to stay.

LGBT+ Discussion Group meets on April 4

The next LGBT+ Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 3 PM in Brookside Classroom #1. The discussion will look at current interests, SAGE CARE, and plans for Gay Pride Month in June.

Anyone who is a member, friend or ally of the LGBT+ community is welcome to attend. 

LGBT+ Meeting on February 7

LGBT+  will meet on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 3 PM in Brookside Classroom #1. A discussion of current interests and planning for upcoming activities. Welcome is extended to anyone who is a member, friend or ally of the LGBT+ community.