Welcome to Rainbow Elders Calgary!


Rainbow Elders Calgary is an enthusiastic
group of LGBTQ+ senior folk.

We are all proud volunteers dedicated
to advocating for LGBTQ+ seniors,
connecting with and inspiring LGBTQ+ youth
and strengthening our gay community.

We have a powerful vision and believe
passionately that our work is essential.

Watch for us being very active in
Calgary's queer community!



Greetings everyone!

It's time to smile!

During these unprecedented times,
we have created a page of messages
and videos that we hope will brighten your day.

Please click here.

________And now for some good news.....

The wonderful people at Calgary's Spotlight Film and Television
Productions have created an absolutely amazing documentary about us!

Many thanks to the good folks at Telus for your support.
It’s a surprising phenomenon: even after being “out” for decades, seniors feel pressure to hide their sexuality.
A group of aging LGBTQ2+ individuals navigate concerns around housing and inclusion late in life.

__ In the (Kerby)News

We are thrilled to have articles published monthly in the Kerby News.
Here are some for you to peruse:

May 2020 - We Could All Use a Smile These Days by Stephen (pdf)

April 2020 - ReProm 2020 - A Very Grand Affair by Stephen (pdf)

March 2020 - Role Models and GSAs by Stephen (pdf)

February 2020 - The Seven Kinds of Love by Rocky (jpg)

January 2020 - Celebrations of a Rainbow Year by Stephen (pdf)

December 2019 - Allyship by Donna (pdf)

November 2019 - The RuPaul Effect by Donna (pdf)

October 2019 - Why I March by Stephen (pdf)

September 2019 - Role Models and Compassion by Stephen (pdf)

July 2019 - Housing Survey by Rocky (jpg)

June 2019 - Greetings From Rainbow Elders by Stephen (pdf)

  Our Lois on Global TV - August 30, 2019

Lois Szabo is the only surviving member of Calgary’s first underground gay club. It was March 1970 when Szabo, now 84 years old, and a group of friends were pioneering a path to the gay rights movement. They called it Club Carousel.

Click here for a link to the full report and video from Global TV.

Survey Results

Rainbow Elders Calgary was an important partner in a community-led project: Housing and Support Needs for Aging in the LGBTQ+ Community.

The study, published by the SHARP Foundation in partnership with MRU, suggests seniors across the city are worried about being an open member of the LGBTQ community if they have to move to a long-term care or assisted-living facility.

Click here for the results.

Click here for a summary and video from Global News.

  Well, Look Who It Is!

Our Rowena and Donna were interviewed by the Calgary Herald!

Here is an adapted copy of the article.

Here's the link to the Calgary Herald online version, in case you want to forward the article or post it on Facebook or twitter.

Our calendar is best viewed in the "agenda" format.

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Watch out for our Rocky!

Historic Moment: Within just a few months of being created, Rainbow Elders Calgary
members proudly march through downtown Calgary in the city's Pride Parade, September 2, 2018.

In the spirit of respect, truth and reconciliation, Rainbow Elders Calgary would like to acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). This land is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Click here for Treaty 7 information.

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