The GAY ELDER CIRCLE plans over time to implement the following activities and projects.

Conferences and Symposia

Dealing with topics of importance to the gay community and the GAY ELDER CIRCLE. Several CIRCLE members were central to the organizing of the pioneering 2003 conference in Los Angeles titled Standing On The Bones Of Our Ancestors: Exploring the Role of the Gay and Lesbian Elder—a highly successful day of intergenerational dialogue.

Weekend and One-Day Retreats

Aimed at supporting the role of gay adults and youth in the community.

Periodic Weekend and One-Day Retreats

By members of the GAY ELDER CIRCLE in order to strengthen community among ourselves and to tell each other our stories.

Convening Of Periodic Gatherings

Of youth, adults and elders representing the widest possible diversity of community.

The Formation Of On-Going Special Interest and Support Groups.

Providing Mediation Services By Trained Mediators

Aimed at reducing conflict and resolving problems between and within organizations and individuals.


Both one-on-one and within groups.

Identifying and Honoring

Positive work/events/actions in the gay community.

Providing Time For Reflection

And intentional personal growth experiences.

Developing An Awareness and Taking Action

Regarding the less affluent and less fortunate members of the community.

Maintaining a sense of humor.

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