Check out the latest updates from the Rainbow Commission:
Arlington & Beyond LGBTQ+ Seniors virtual meetup and check in schedule for the upcoming month: (All programs open to all & all ages)
2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 on zoom
All local rules regarding masking, social distancing, etc., will be followed based on the most up to date guidelines.
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Topic: Arlington & Beyond LGBTQ+ Seniors virtual meetup and check in
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LGBTQ+ Solstice Celebration - Allies Welcome!
December 21, 2021, 6:00-7:30pm
We extend a particular welcome to trans folks and people of color.
The winter solstice is a time to celebrate our resilience, as we meet the longest night of the year and welcome the gradual return of daylight hours. This winter solstice, we celebrate both the return of the light and the resilience of our LGBTQ+ community. Let's come together on Zoom to make music, make luminaria, and make new friends.
Fill My Heart with Song and Queer Gear Giveaway
Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 1:00-3:30pm
Lexington Community Center (39 Marrett Road, at top of hill)
Gay and older themselves, Joel and Dan love performing and singing with older and intergenerational audiences. Come experience joy and connection through song! Although part of LexPride’s Celebrating LGBTQ+ Seniors series, this is an intergenerational program for all audiences.
This event will also include a gender-affirming Queer Gear Giveaway, with both clothing and accessories (shoes, bags, jewelry, makeup) in a variety of sizes and styles.
Sponsored by LexPride. Cosponsored by Lexington Senior Services, Arlington Council on Aging, and Arlington LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission. Supported by a grant from the Dana Home Foundation.
About the performers:
Joel Light and Dan Moore, two proud senior gay men, have performed at numerous senior communities including Youville in Lexington, Brightview in Arlington, and Newton Senior Center. Joel and Dan's special passion is to bring joy to seniors with dementia through singalongs from their memories.
Joel Light, performer/educator, has performed at numbers LGBT gatherings under his drag name, Gretchen Snyder. Joel over the years has taught drama in the schools and is excited to be returning to his home town as he was a Lexington High School graduate.
Dan Moore, performer/educator is a retired Framingham High School music teacher and present elementary substitute teacher. He has been involved in numerous LGBTQ building experiences.
LexPride Events - Visit the LexPride events list for a full listing of their upcoming events, including those that are being co-sponsored by the Rainbow Commission.
These news briefs were updated Jan. 19, 2022.
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