The Story of Silver Pride ProjeCT 

 
 

All are welcome…

Silver Pride Project is a group that supports and addresses the specific needs of LGBT seniors. We started this organization in order to provide safe spaces for seniors and allies of our community to meet and socialize, as well as educate others about the unique needs we have. Social isolation can be as bad for your health as hypertension or diabetes. This group, a first of its kind in this area, seeks to support the unique needs and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors as they age. We have activities four days a week as well as activities in the evenings and weekends.

SPP welcomes all LGBT seniors. We will be hosting a monthly, no cost, dinner and dance to encourage social interaction and group discussions, facilitated by a peer. When possible, guest speakers will be asked to present on topics of interest at the local recreation center. Meet-ups every Monday and Tuesday at Oak Lawn and Grauwyler Library provide older LGBT adults with a positive and safe setting to gather. We share coffee and snacks and speak openly in an atmosphere of trust to encourage discussions that explore issues that are important to us... or just sit back and chill while watching movies. No one should ever have to feel as if there is no one that cares if they exist... WE DO!

We also visit area nursing homes to play Gay Bingo with residents in order to let the real LGBT elders know they have not been forgotten.

If you would like to support this initiative or donate to the cause, we are are a nonprofit organization registered with the state of Texas, as well as a 501(c)3 so your donations are tax deductible.

From all of us at Silver Pride Project - We hope to see you soon!

Portia Cantrell

 

Contact Information

  • Email: Info@silverprideproject.com

  • Phone: 972-793-8352