When this blog began, it was difficult to find other LGBT folks in the Berkshires, but since our first post, much has changed. We are delighted with the beginnings of a new LGBT group called Rainbow Seniors — a senior citizens program with a special outreach to LGBTQ elders and their friends. They hold monthly potlucks and programs in Williamstown at the First Congregational Church on the third Tuesday of each month, as well as meeting in Pittsfield on the first Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm in the Berkshire Athenaeum conference room.
To learn more, visit their website at rainbowseniors.wordpress.com
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50 years in the arts and entertainment industry. A member of GLECA, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association. Much to the chagrin of his late father, he has spent his life in the arts instead of the lifetime civil service job his parents wanted him to take.
Working for small theater companies taught him to be frugal, while time at larger institutions such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Ballet made him an expert on the inside workings of the nonprofit arts field.
During his long working life, he drew experience and paychecks from Warner Brothers, Universal International, Sweetheart Plastics, TDF, Arts Boston and many other companies.
He says: "Today I admire creative artists more than ever. They give meaning to life."