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Honoring the Silver in the Rainbow

Seattle, USA - June 29, 2014: The famous Seattle Space Needle flying the rainbow flag mid day during the Seattle Pride Parade.

While we honor and celebrate older LGBTQ+ adults in our region on this day, let’s recognize that the fight is not over. King County LGBTQ+ older adults encounter disproportionately high barriers to healthy aging, including housing affordability, social isolation, and a lack of LGBTQ+-affirming healthcare and senior services. 

For close to a decade, GenPride has provided programming to address these service gaps, for and with the many diverse intersectionalities in our community. GenPride’s 3rd Annual Pillars of Pride Awards is a time to celebrate and honor this generation of elders who fought—and won—many of the rights we enjoy today. Without their tremendous courage in the face of hatred, discrimination and violence, our community would be very different. This year’s honorees include:

May 16 is Honor Our LGBT Elders Day. Join us in honoring the thousands of people in the LGBTQ+ community who have paved the way for access and social acceptance.

Judy KinneyContributor Judi Kinney is executive director of GenPride, Seattle and King County’s resource for LGBTQIA+ aging. For information about programs and services, visit, call GenPride’s resource and referral line at 206-393-3400, or e-mail

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