Grief might be a universal experience, but different communities have unique struggles. This is especially true with the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ elders have witnessed and undergone such struggles as the Stonewall Riots and the AIDS crisis. They are resilient, but they also need support that recognizes and honors their communal grief. In this session, we will talk about grief and loss -- and also support and comfort -- as they pertain specifically in the LGBTQ community. The support and actions of LGBTQ individuals, allies, health professionals, neighbors and caregivers can continue to ensure the strength of the entire community.
This session will be presented by Reynaldo Mireles, BSW. Reynaldo is the Director of Elder Services at The Center on Colfax. Reynaldo has a deep passion for working with LGBTQ older adults and providing a brave space for those coming out later in life.
This session is just one part of an eight-part series on Navigating Grief and Loss. You can attend as many or as few sessions as you would like. Registration is required for each individual session. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance or have questions. The sessions in the series are:
Understanding Grief -- Friday, December 4 @ 3 PM
Losing a Loved One During COVID: Ritual and Connection When We Can't Be Together -- Friday, December 11 @ 3 PM
Reflective Life Writing Workshop: Making Meaning Out Of Grief -- Friday, December 18 @ 3 PM
Collective Loss and Grief During COVID -- Friday, January 8 @ 3PM
Coping With COVID-Induced Grief and Anxiety -- Thursday, January 14 @ 2 PM
Grief In The LGBTQ Community -- Friday, January 15 @ 3 PM
Sex After Grief: Navigating Your Sexuality After Losing Your Beloved -- January 22 @ 3 PM
The Gift Of Your Presence: Supporting Someone Who Is Grieving -- January 29 @ 3 PM
This series is funded by the NextFifty Initiative.
All virtual programs have automated voice to text captioning available. If the program you are attending is hosted with Google Meet, view these instructions. To request a sign language interpreter or live captions for a program hosted on Zoom or in person, contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or 720-913-8487, with a three (3) business-day notice. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.