Welcoming Life’s Third Act
Aging in rural LGBTQ+ communities poses unique opportunities and challenges. We seek to leverage the power of community by connecting community members and area service partners. We believe that our community is strongest when we stand together.
About Generation Plus
Generation Plus works to leverage the power of the LGBTQ+55+ community through education, advocacy, service, and celebration.
Born between 1946 and 1964, LGBTQ+55+ Baby Boomers played a critical role in advancing the United States gay rights movement. Within one generation, they succeeded in changing social attitudes from seeing homosexuality as a psychiatric condition to winning same-sex marriage rights. Standing on their shoulders we believe that our community is strongest when we stand together.
The LGBTQ+ Boomers are different from others. LGBTQ+55+ Boomers influence the face of aging, not just because theirs is an activist generation, but also because of their increasing visibility and acceptance within the rest of society.
Generation Plus (GenPlus) builds on a legacy created by the WNC LGBTQ Elders and Land of Sky. We work to advance their vision and continue to raise awareness and advocacy for LGBTQ+55+ in the WNC area. Joining us in partnership are many area organizations including Land of Sky, Council on Aging, AARP WNC and more.
GenPlus works to bring new ideas to support the growing and diverse older adult population. We seek to reduce isolation, build social networks, educate and advocate for this community. Join us as we celebrate Aging with Pride. Welcome to life’s third act, the years beyond 55!
Hear their Story. Learn Their Journey. Be Inspired. A series of spotlights on our LGBTQ community leaders and influencers. Join us as we celebrate the strength of our LGBTQ+ elder community.
Sponsored by AARP NC Mountain Region and Blue Ridge Pride, Generation Plus.
Generation Plus hosts a fun and supportive hour of community every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Pride Time gives individuals the opportunity to share stories and information, to crack a joke and find some laughter or simply allow a person to see another LGBTQ+ elder. Your voices matter.
Join us as we converse, laugh, and share with members of the LGBTQ+55+ community from around the region. Register in advance for this meeting.
For more information visit BlueRidgePride.org and join us on Facebook.
Series in Development
- Lunch and Learn: These lunches will cover a variety of topics. Includes lunch. More information coming soon.
- Social Time: These events will be relaxed, and focused on social interaction and light entertainment.