Vickie, Marion and Bea_2014How to Support OLOC:

We invite your participation in OLOC in several ways AND we want the process to be user-friendly for everyone. Please explore the many options below.

Join OLOC as an Affiliate

Sign up to be an affiliate of OLOC. Affiliates (formerly called members) are Lesbians who have reached their 55th year.

If you would like to join us in our common struggle to fight ageism, to share mutual interests, and to experience the joy and warmth of playing and working together, start by becoming an affiliate. 

Affiliates may receive access to: the quarterly Reporter and monthly E-News, Zoom Events, Zoom Support or Small Discussion Groups, the Email Discussion forum on, and the Media Library. Find out more about the benefits by visiting Benefits of Support.

To join, renew, or give an affiliation (formerly known as membership) as a gift:
  • Use the online form (and payment)
  • To download the form in PDF (to print and mail)

USE ONLINE FORM   Download Form to Mail   Descargar formulario para enviar por correo

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If you would like your affiliation to be a recurring payment, please use the Donate Button in the sidebar on the right. You can use the dropdown menu for Affiliation or simply put a memo in the Additional Comments box. If you have questions, please contact us:
  • Email us at
  • Call us at our toll-free number (888-706-7506)
  • Write to us at: OLOC P. O. Box 100129
    Cranston, RI 02910

Please join us in our common struggle to eliminate the oppression of ageism and to stand in solidarity against all oppressions.

We welcome donations from Future Old Lesbians and General Supporters who want to sustain the work and mission of OLOC.

Supporters receive the quarterly Reporter and monthly E-News for one year.

To Be a Supporter


Dear Lesbians and Supporters of Lesbian Lives,

I came out as Lesbian in 1979. Since then, I’ve been an OUT and PROUD feminist Lesbian and social justice activist.

I heard about OLOC in the late 1990s when they held the National Gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the  time, I was working at Amazon Feminist Bookstore (the one true Amazon). I was too young to join OLOC and had to be given special permission (because of my age) to sell books at the Gathering. I so longed to join this organization of feisty Old Dykes! I waited and waited. When I “came of age” (60 in 2015), the first thing I did was join OLOC. In 2018, I started a chapter in Rhode Island. Since 2019, when I was able to attend my first Gathering, I’ve been an active volunteer.

There are many ways in which being connected to OLOC has supported me, especially during these COVID-19 times. Through regularly meeting with our chapter, participating in Zoom events, reading the OLOC publications and the forum, and working with the Steering Committee on the Strategic Plan, I’ve been able to keep my radical feminist Lesbian strength and vitality.

OLOC helps me—and I know many others—to fight isolation and stay connected with other Old/Elder Lesbians. I remain hopeful for my future as an old woman fighting ageism in the midst of (and in spite of) this time of war, violence against women, on-going racism, and environmental and political crisis.

This is Give Out Month! From June 1 to June 30, please consider giving to OLOC and sharing this with all your friends and family. The funds raised from Give Out Day will be designated to translation services so that Spanish-speaking Old/Elder Lesbians can take fuller advantage of all that OLOC has to offer.

With gratitude for your generosity,

Mev Miller, 1955


Honor those you love or who have inspired you. We welcome memorial and honorary gifts as well as one-time and recurring donations. We appreciate your generosity.


OLOC is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

OLOC runs on volunteers. Do you have skills or time to share? The work of OLOC depends on the skills and creativity of affiliates and supporters who generously donate their time and talents. Whether it’s a short-term task or a longer time commitment...


Watch this space for more information coming soon.

Nava and Leslye at a GatheringIf you have questions, please contact us directly:

  • Email us at
  • Call us at our toll-free number
  • Write to us at:
    P. O. Box 100129

    Cranston, RI 02910