News from GLAAS

On November 9, Orville Bell gave a presentation on sexual identity. Orville is a resident of SaddleBrooke along with his husband, Joe. He is a member and former board member of GLAAS, with over forty years in the field of education. Orville has an impressive background in LGBT issues, including playing a key role in the establishment of the Harvey Milk High School in New York City, the nation’s first tax-levied school for LGBTQ youth. He was also the Director of Education and After-School Programming at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, also in New York City, a private charity which addressed the needs of LGBTQ youth.

The event was attended by over 60 residents of SaddleBrooke and a lively social hour ensued afterwards.

Upcoming Events

December 14: Annual Holiday Party (Members Only): Come and celebrate with GLAAS! And there is a lot to celebrate and be thankful for! Beverages and delicious appetizers will be served.

Where: SaddleBrooke One Activity Center: 5:30-9:00 p.m.

January 11, 2019: Presentation on Gay History and Identity. Lecture and conversation led by Nell Brownell, Ph.D., American history, Brown University. Bring beverages and appetizers to share, for social hour after the lecture.

GLAAS stands for Gays, Lesbians and Allies at SaddleBrooke. Its mission is to use the “power of community and camaraderie to celebrate the lives of gays, lesbians and their allies.” You do not have to be gay or lesbian to be a member of GLAAS. Many of our members are allies, who have gay and lesbian friends and family. And some of our allies have not known any lesbian or gay people until recently but are interested in being supportive. GLAAS usually meets on the third Friday of the month.

For more information contact us at [email protected].