Dallas center launches drive to build LGBTQ senior housing

Dallas, TX – Resource Center, a Dallas based support center for LGBTQ communities and all people affected by HIV, has launched a $4 million capital campaign for the construction of LGBTQ-friendly and affordable senior housing, officials announced Wednesday, December 16. The campaign, led by community advocates Lynn McBee and Phil Clemmons, was prompted by the need to “meet the growing demand for affordable housing and care and services for the aging lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning population in the Dallas community,” according to a statement released this afternoon. The center has partnered with Volunteers of America and developer Matthews […]

PFLAG founder Manford would have turned 100 this month

Washington, D.C. – On December 4, Jeanne Manford, the mother who inspired a movement of parents, families and allies to advocate for their LGBTQ loved ones would have been 100 years old. The organization she helped to found honored Manford who showed a strong commitment to the advocacy that resulted in establishing what is the nation’s first organization of its kind, PFLAG National shared. Manford was born in Flushing, Queens and was a graduate of Queens College. In her career, she was a math teacher from 1964-1990.             PFLAG National partnered with the Making Gay History podcast to highlight archival […]

Hope Does Survive, If You Let It

There are so many invisible arrows that we get to be a target for on a daily basis. There are real ones, aimed at us by those we are close to. Your family or your loved ones are not approving of your lifestyle; a boss is not happy with your performance; your neighbor dumps a pile of sand next to your fence; someone cuts you off as you try to merge on the highway…We all receive these, but you may have noticed that some people just shrug them off and others brood over them for days. What makes for the […]

Drama about being Gay in 80s London coming next year

London, England – Queerty reports that the first trailer has arrived for the five-part TV drama, It’s A Sin. The British show has been written by Russell T. Davies, the original creator of the UK version of Queer As Folk. Davies is also known for the 2005 revival of Doctor Who, 2019’s Years and Years (starring Russell Tovey), and 2018’s A Very British Scandal (with Hugh Grant).             It’s A Sin will be broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK and HBO Max in the US in early 2021. Originally having the working title Boys when it began filming, the […]

Sir Elton John and David Furnish Join Line-up Saluting HIV/AIDS Survivors

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have sent a special video message of support for long-term HIV/AIDS survivors, joining a growing list of celebrity guests for “Mark S. King’s 60th Birthday Bash” on December 16th. The event will also feature appearances by Olympian Greg Louganis, Broadway Hamilton star Javier Munoz, and dozens of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors who will be sharing personal greetings.  “I don’t know if I have ever had an experience where everyone simply said ‘yes,’” said birthday celebrant Mark S. King. “From the technical producers to the heads of national agencies to all of my fellow long-term survivors, people understood that joyful […]

Bombing the Prom

For a while there, 21st century movie adaptations of Broadway musicals were being given the Rob Marshall treatment. Oscar-winner Chicago got the ball rolling. Then it was followed by the dismal Nine and disastrous Into The Woods. Marshall’s next project? The live-action The Little Mermaid. Now Ryan Murphy, who shares Marshall’s initials, as well as his taste for bombast and Meryl Streep, is entering the fray with his big screen version of the Tony-nominated 2018 musical The Prom (Netflix). Murphy’s love of musicals and theatrics can be traced back to his inexplicably popular network TV series Glee. His Emmy-winning 2014 movie adaptation of Larry Kramer’s dramatic play The Normal Heart proved he […]

Long-Term Care Options

November is long-term care awareness month, so we’re revisiting this challenging subject.  The national average cost for a private room in a nursing care facility costs over $102,000 per year. Depending on the level of your assets and income, you may elect to self-insure, spend down your assets and rely on Medicaid, or purchase long-term care insurance.  Traditional long-term care insurance benefits seem to be decreasing while the cost of coverage increases. Often people with more limited assets and income may rely on Medicaid to cover their long-term care expenses. Whether you are single or in a committed relationship, it […]

Stress and the Holidays

Yeah!!!!  The holidays are here!  Oh Shit!!!!  The Holidays are here!   I will say it again, this year has been a challenge for all of us!  I have yet to see anyone skipping down the road singing “Zippidy Doo Da” this year, except maybe in January.    Regardless of your political views, health views, etc… we have all had more than our fair share of challenges and a lot of us are looking forward to the holidays but they too come with a certain level of concern due to uncertainty.  Some of us look forward to seeing friends and families while […]

Food and Mood

By Silvia Solano, MS, RDN, Nutrition Care Coordinator at The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Have you heard the phrase, “You are what you eat?” Obviously, the proverbial saying does not mean we are doomed to turn into what we eat. It is simply the notion that to have a healthy functioning body, you need to fill it with all the nutrients it needs. In fact, the nutrients you consume are literally the building blocks that your body’s complex structure of cells, tissues, organs and systems needs to regenerate every day. The same truth applies to your mind. […]

Intergenerational Conversations with the Stonewall Generation

The experiences of the Stonewall generation will be at the center of the LGBT Health Resource Center’s next virtual ElderPRIDE Power Hour, coming up this Thursday, December 10, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The session will be presented by author Jane Fleishman, PhD, MEd, MS; for information on how to join, visit www.chasebrexton.org/PowerHourDec2020. We asked Jane a few questions about her work around elder sexuality and the importance of LGBT elders sharing their stories and experiences. In your experience, what is the most common misconception about this time in our community’s history? In addition to my work as a […]