Elder Pride Act Reintroduced

Elder Pride Act

The Elder Pride Act has been reintroduced in the House by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1), Mark Pocan (WI-2), and Sharice Davids (KS-3). The bill authorizes the Administration on Aging to award grants to state or tribal governments or other eligible organizations (e.g., area agencies on aging and multipurpose senior centers) for providing sexual health and … Read more

Volunteer: Support LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care

Delaware CASA Program: Support Youth in Foster Care

Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs): Help LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care Thrive Navigating the foster care system can be an arduous and daunting experience, particularly for vulnerable youth who identify as LGBTQ+. However, Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are playing a vital role in providing support, guidance, and advocacy to ensure the best possible outcomes for these … Read more

Tobacco Free for Every Delawarean

Tobacco Free Delaware

Members of the LGBTQ+ community have faced a history of oppression and discrimination that directly translates to disproportionate health risks. This includes having higher rates of tobacco use and vaping. About 1 in 5 LGB adults smoke cigarettes, compared with about 1 in 7 straight/cis adults. When looking at trans adults the percentage of cigarette … Read more

Prevent Vaping: Paid Social Media Opportunity for LGBTQ+ Youth

Vaping and LGBTQ+ Youth

The following information is reposted from Project SMART. Please direct any questions to Elaine (elaine.hanby@asc.upenn.edu) or Jiaxi (Jiaxi.wu@upenn.edu). What is Project SMART? Seeking LGBTQ+ youth to create study recruitment videos Who can film videos? Will youth be compensated? Why is this important? Contact Information Contact Elaine (elaine.hanby@asc.upenn.edu) or Jiaxi (Jiaxi.wu@upenn.edu) for more information. We can … Read more

Host Homes and Unhoused LGBTQ+ Youth

Delaware Host Home Programs

Delaware’s LGBTQ+ Community has made significant strides in recent years, but housing instability among LGBTQ+ Youth remains a concern. Host Home programs offer one possible solution our state is exploring. In one national survey of LGBTQ+ Youth aged 13-24 conducted by the Trevor Project, 28% of LGBTQ youth reported experiencing homelessness or housing instability at … Read more

Congratulations Gary Espinas

Gary Espinas

Congratulations to Dr. Gary Espinas. Dr. Espinas has been appointed to serve as an At Large Member of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs (DCVA). The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs provides assistance to Delaware’s veterans, their spouses and dependent children. The Commission, consists of 15 members appointed by the Governor, each for a 4 … Read more

Critical Updates to Title IX Guidelines for LGBTQ+ Students

Title IX and LGBTQ+ Youth

The US Department of Education has passed critical updates to Title IX guidelines, ensuring the protection and inclusivity of LGBTQ youth. The new regulations, implemented on April 19th, 2024, are an important step towards fostering safe and supportive learning environments for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Strengthening Protection Against Discrimination … Read more

Provide Feedback on the State Aging Plan

Delaware State Plan on Aging

DSAAPD (The Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities) invites community members to participate in this feedback session on the State Aging Plan. The State Plan is developed to meet the requirements of the Older Americans Act, which provides funding for a variety of programs and services for older Delawareans and their … Read more