GRIOT Circle

A nonprofit organization



GRIOT Circle is a community of proud and powerful older adults of color who have faced and overcome many barriers in their lives. For more than 27 years, we have been a space of belonging, dignity, and justice for our LGBTQ+ elders. We celebrate our diversity and our history every June Pride month and GIVE OUT DAY campaign.  

The Aging and Health Report; Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults, found that LGBT elders of color cope with significant disparities across areas related to physical and mental health, including depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and HIV/AIDS. That same study also found that 39% have acutely thought of suicide and 53% feel isolated from others.  The report went on to reference that LGBT elders of color are seldom offered services in a culturally competent manner and, as such, are more fearful to seeking the services they need.  This, in turn, fosters a culture of isolation.  

We are not alone. We are here for each other. We have created programs and services that nourish our minds, bodies, and souls. We are resilient, we are visionary, we are reborn. This is our motto and our mission.  

We welcome you to join us in our journey of aging with grace and joy. GRIOT Circle is more than a home. It is a family of courage and love. We stand together against racism, sexism, homophobia, and ageism. We shine together in our beauty and wisdom.

You have the power to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ elders of color who find a home at GRIOT Circle. By donating today, you will help them overcome isolation, loneliness, and discrimination and celebrate their identity, culture, and history. Your gift will support vital programs and services that enrich their well-being, such as:

- Social and cultural activities that foster community and connection

- Health and wellness workshops that promote physical and mental health

- Advocacy and education that raise awareness and fight for their rights

- Intergenerational mentoring that bridges the gap between generations

Please join us in honoring and uplifting our LGBTQ elders of color by giving generously to GRIOT Circle today. Thank you for your kindness and compassion!

You are amazing! By supporting the GRIOT Circle family, you are making a huge difference for our LGBTQ elders of color. They are one of our most precious human resources and they deserve all the love and care we can give them. Thank you so much!

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Organization name

GRIOT Circle

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P.O. Box 26451