JAMAICA PLAIN, MA (November 21, 2007) – In an effort to reach out to older Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender women, the LGBT Aging Project, the City of Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly and Ethos, a private, nonprofit elder services agency, will be sponsoring a monthly brunch called “Out To Brunch” in Jamaica Plain.
The Brunch will be held the first Saturday of every month starting December 1st at the Ethos office on 555 Amory Street from 11:00am to 1:30pm. In addition to the meal, the event will provide a warm and festive place for the women to gather and socialize and feature monthly entertainment including guest speakers and music programs.
“There are very few organizations that cater to this segment of the Gay and Lesbian community, specifically older LBT women,” states Ethos Executive Director Dale Mitchell. “We are already looking at other viable locations to hold the Brunch within the JP area as we expect that our office will not be able to accommodate the anticipated number of LBT women participating in the Brunch in the next few months.”
The planning for this Brunch began in September as a result of an outreach event for older LBT women, also sponsored by Ethos and the LGBT Aging Project. At the event, attendees overwhelming cited the need for a women’s only social and meal site monthly Brunch in a survey conducted at the outreach event. Over 45 women each over 50 years old attended the outreach event, which was held at Christopher’s in Porter Square, Cambridge.