Arts & Entertainment
AARP launches website for older LGBTs
Originally printed 6/9/2011 (Issue 1923 - Between The Lines News)
Ther American Association of Retired Persons launched a webpage on June 6 to serve older LGBT Americans.
The site features articles on news, personal finance, relationships, travel and other topics of concern to older gay Americans, as well as a community forum.
"We are proud to provide diverse, expert voices on topics that are important to all Americans over 50, including members of the LGBT community," said Hugh Delehanty, editor in chief of AARP's media properties. "AARP understands that while all Americans over 50 share the same goals of aging with dignity and peace of mind, each of the communities in our lives offers its own challenges, opportunities and contributions towards helping us get there. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate national Pride month than to launch this portal, which we hope will help members of the LGBT community and their loved ones get access to important information and relevant insights from experts and each other."
The new www.aarp.org/pride portal offers targeted news, trivia quizzes and information on issues that especially matter to the LGBT community in areas including healthcare, retirement planning, caregiving, taxation, employment discrimination and more. Visitors can access AARP's groundbreaking coverage of relevant topics, including an article from the latest issue of AARP The Magazine examining - three decades after the emergence of HIV/AIDS - the new face of AIDS: people over 50. The portal also features AARP's 20-part multimedia package, The Stonewall Riots: 40 Years Later, A Milestone Anniversary, which won accolades from the LGBT community and mainstream media for its comprehensive coverage of an important chapter in the American civil rights movement.
- Judge Orders Colo. Cake-maker To Serve Gay Couples
- School Official Backs Transgender Remark
- Judge Hears Arguments On Utah's Gay Marriage Ban
- National Guard Sites To Take Same-sex Benefit Form
- Gay Weddings 17 Percent Of Washington Marriages
- NY Pushes Sochi Games Advertisers On Gay Rights
- With Survey, Vatican Asks Laity About Gay Marriage, Gay Families
- Gay Weddings Become Reality In Hawaii
- US Court Reviews Gay Russian's Asylum Case
- Gay Rights Fight Comes To Texas, Despite Ban
- Cardinal: Catholics 'Outmarketed' On Gay Marriage
- Gay Artifacts Subject Of New Museum Collection
- Nebraska County Eyes Benefits For Same-Sex Couples
- Plaintiffs In Gay Marriage Suit Say Minds Changing
- Mo. National Guard Handling IDs For Gay Spouses
- Judge Sets June 9 Trial On Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Suit
- Conn. Football Captain Charged With Killing Lover
- Ark. Clerk: Gay marriage Lawsuit A State Issue
- Rubio To Anti-Gay Group: Nation's Morality At Risk
- Olympic Sponsors Face Pressure Over Anti-Gay Law