The need for LGBTQIA+ senior programing is critical. LGBTQIA+ seniors find themselves confronting the traditional challenges of aging, while at the same time encountering issues particular to the LGBTQIA+ community. Lacking traditional sources of support and caregiving, a greater likelihood of living alone, higher rates of poverty, and pronounced cultural and social isolation are just some of the realities of the LGBTQIA+ Elder community.
Responsive to these critical concerns, Lambda Living offers programs and services to the LGBTQIA+ elder community throughout Miami-Dade County in a variety of ways:
- Train those working in fields such as health care and social service organizations serving the elder LGBTQIA+ community in cultural competency and sensitivity;
- Offer programming that will allow LGBTQIA+ elders the opportunity to gather, make friendships, support each other and learn together; and
- Provide counseling and case management where needed, both individually and in groups; on-site in its offices and in-home.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC)
The largest not-for-profit corporation in the county for gay and lesbian businesses. With membership comprised of close to 600 companies / businesses representing more than 1,200 members, the Chamber’s mission is to promote a unified and thriving, gay and gay-friendly, business and professional community throughout Miami-Dade County.
Our goals are to promote networking within the existing gay and gay-friendly business and professional community, to promote business opportunities for Chamber members, to promote Miami as a year-round, gay and gay-friendly tourist destination, to provide resources for our members, and to provide outreach from our community to other organizations.