Our Story

Charlotte LGBTQ Elders formed in 2018 to serve as a resource for LGBTQ elders in our community aged 55+, and we received our 501(c)3 status in 2021. Our work focuses on two tracks: (1) To host monthly programs or social events to bring elders together to connect and learn; and (2) To identify and promote programs with aging organizations in our region in an effort to serve as a resource for those organizations providing cultural competency training around LGBTQ elders. We are also working to become a local chapter of the national SAGE organization. 

Our annual budget is less than $10,000. Expenses: state and federal filing and application fees, social media site fees, workshop presenter fees, space rental for larger events, etc. Income from: personal donations, small project grants and ticketed events.

Our People

2022 Steering Committee

Cindy Hostetler, Co-Owner, Care Weavers

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

Chris Rudisill, Owner of artstreet / Director of Charlotte Journalism Collaborative / Digital & Audience Engagement Editor at QnotesCarolinas.com

The Charlotte LGBTQ Elders is currently seeking volunteers to serve on its inaugural Board of Directors, committee members and program chairs. If you are interested, please contact us here.