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Our Story

Charlotte LGBTQ Elders formed in 2018 to serve as a resource for LGBTQ elders in our community aged 55+. In 2019, we expect to follow two tracks: (1) Host a monthly program or social event to bring elders together to connect and learn; and (2) Identify and promote programs with aging organizations in our region, and to become a resource for those organizations providing cultural competency training around LGBTQ elders.


Time Out Youth (EIN #56-1755564) has agreed to serve as our fiscal sponsor while we make application for our own 501(c)3 status. This allows us to collect tax-deductible contributions from the public and apply for grants. Once we have status, we plan to work towards becoming a national SAGE Chapter.

Our 2019 budget is $10,000. Expenses: state and federal filing and application fees, establish website, workshop presenter fees, space rental for larger events, etc. Income from: personal donations, small project grants, ticketed events.

Our Folx

2019 Steering Committee

Cindy Hostetler
, Co-Owner, Care Weavers

Vikki Hunley, Marketing Director, The Ivey

Dan Kirsch, Interim Executive Director, The Choir School

Elisa Gregorich, Aging Specialist, Centralina Area Agency on Aging

Shelly Nudell, Community Member

Bob Nulf, Plein Air Landscape Painter & Muralist

Bob Saylor, Community LGBTQ Activist

Stan Schneider, Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, UNC Charlotte

Brooks Shelley, Director of Marketing & Brand Strategy, Aldersgate

Connie Vetter, LGBT Attorney at Law, PLLC

Lisa Wallace, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration

Rhonda Watlington, Execution & Implementation Specialist, Food Lion