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Our Gathering will be held at the Double Tree Hotel and Conference Center in Tempe, AZ.

Lesbians of Color Event:
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Facilitated by María ‘Papusa’ Molina, Ph.D.

More information about events and workshops will be announced soon.

Phyllis Lyon and Del MartinMartin–Lyon Old Lesbian Pride Award

The Martin–Lyon Old Lesbian Pride Award will be presented at the 2023 OLOC National Gathering in Tempe, Arizona (Phoenix area). We are now seeking nominations.

Nominations are now closed.

OLOC Mission Statement

OLOC represents Lesbian Elders in a spirit of inclusiveness to promote Lesbian visibility. We come together to preserve our herstory, to confront social injustice, and to give and receive support for our later years.

OLOC Vision Statement

OLOC is an inclusive, multicultural, rainbow of Lesbian Elders working in community for Social Justice, maintaining a Lesbian focus.

OLOC in Action

We are a national network of Old Lesbians in our 55th year or older, and our supporters, working to confront ageism in our communities and our country. We use education and public discourse as our primary tools.

Our national organization is directed by a Steering Committee that works to keep OLOC thriving and running as smoothly as possible.

OLOC works to form and support local groups that will work in their own communities.

We hold biennial National Gatherings allowing us to come together to share experiences and ideas and recharge our energies for the tasks at hand.

We believe that we have a great deal of wisdom, experience, and strength to share with our communities as well as among ourselves.

We are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Lesbian voice as well as increasing Lesbian visibility in a world that stifles it and threatens to erase it.

OLOC Works for Change by Supporting:

  • comprehensive immigration reform
  • elimination of violence against women
  • enactment of universal single-payer healthcare for all
  • an end to corporate “personhood”
  • an end to any curtailment of voting rights
  • the Black Lives Matter movement
  • the Say Her Name! movement
  • the civil rights of all indigenous people
  • efforts to achieve net zero CO2 emissions
  • efforts to reduce climate crisis impacts that fall disproportionately on the poor and vulnerable

Say Her Name
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change: An International Community of Lesbian Elders stands with #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHerName and all involved in the work for racial, economic, and social justice, including protesters all over the world calling for accountability in every country.