GRIOT Circle is an intergenerational culturally diverse community based organization serving the needs of the community of lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender elders of color over the age of fifty. We provide emotional support and quality programs that affirm the lives of this marginalized population. GRIOT is committed to honoring and preserving our histories and traditions reuniting those parts of ourselves that have been fragmented by racism and homophobia. We maintain a safe space, free of discrimination based on age, gender, race, sexuality, spirituality and ethnic origin. While our policies are exclusive, everyone is welcome.
GRIOT Circle’s mission is to provide programs and services to assist our members in removing the isolation and fear around aging in the LGBT people of color community as well as the larger community and to eliminate discrimination wherever it exists. It is our hope to empower these individuals to be self-sufficient and free to enjoy aging in a safe and supportive environment.