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January 24, 2020 •  7:30 a.m.  –  4:30 p.m 

Lovers Lane United Methodist Church  

9200 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX.

CULTURAL COMPETENCE is about our will and actions to build understanding between people, to be respectful and open to different cultural perspectives, strengthen cultural security and work towards equality in opportunity. Relationship building is fundamental to cultural competence and is based on the foundations of understanding each other’s expectations and attitudes, and subsequently building on the strength of each other’s knowledge, using a wide range of community members and resources to build on their understandings. (source)

EDUCARE addresses the issues faced by older LGBTQ+ adults through cultural competency trainings. Our program guides healthcare professionals how to become more welcoming to the older adult LGBTQ+ community. This program offers continuing education credits for various professions and certificates of attendance.

Thank you, for a beautiful, successful first Becoming Visible Symposium, we will continue our mission on 2021!


Social Work, Nursing,

Certified Senior Advisor,

Licensed Nursing Home Administrator,



"Becoming Visible was an extraordinary event that brought together a wide range of advocates, activists, educators and providers to learn about how to provide person-directed care and services to LGBT older people. Maybe participants were visibly moved throughout the day, and in addition to learning skills and information, they also had the chance to connect with and inspire one another in this important work. The mood in the room was energizing and inspiring, and I am certain this event is the first of many to help make Dallas an amazing places to grow older as an LGBT person."

Tim Johnston, PhD, Senior Director of National Projects

"So many LGBTQ+ seniors express fear when facing the need for long-term care. They question if they will be treated fairly or accepted. Having lived a lifetime of discrimination and stigma, LGBTQ+ older adults may be fearful about their care needs. Educare’s Becoming Visible conference shared not only information about LGBTQ+ older adults but how professionals can take concrete steps to support the community. Everyone deserves to age with dignity and respect regardless of who they are or who they love. Educare is making sure that LGBTQ+ have welcoming and culturally-competent care through this wonderful event.  "

Dan Stewart, MSG, Human Rights Campaign Foundation

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