Houses of Diversity for isolated LGBT+ and HIV-positive seniors

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Les Audacieux et les Audacieuses
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Why we love it?

Because seniors have the right to their own freedom and autonomy, and because it's important to maintain secure, caring social ties at all ages, the Maison de la Diversité conveys a real message of hope and humanity.

The project

ElderlySolidarity
The challenge is to break down isolation and give seniors back the possibility of making choices, to give them back hope and power so that they can continue to project themselves into the future, while remaining themselves to the end, in a secure and caring environment.
65
%
LGBT+ seniors live alone
90
%
LGBT+ seniors have no children and few caregivers
50
%
LGBT+ seniors do not declare their sexual orientation to healthcare professionals

Solution

La Maison de la Diversité is an inclusive, participatory habitat for isolated, autonomous or slightly frail elderly people without family support; a place and lifestyle chosen to respond to the social isolation associated with old age, where everyone is an actor in their life course and which takes into account the issues of LGBT+ seniors.
 
A habitat made up of:
- unfurnished individual housing for rent;
- shared guest rooms;
- student housing;
- collective living spaces open to the neighborhood.

A place and lifestyle chosen:
- to respond to the social isolation linked to old age in general;
- based on a project of mutual aid and solidarity between neighbors around "aging well";
- where everyone is an actor in their life course.
 
A project built on convictions:
- Social ties: the key to aging well and maintaining autonomy
- Inclusive housing: a supportive, anti-speculative lifestyle, to look after your neighbors and age well at home without remaining isolated 
- Intergenerational solidarity: a mix of ages, a source of inspiration, sharing and wealth 
- Openness to and about the environment: a choice for inclusion in the territory 
- The House of Diversity: a choice for living and preventing loss of autonomy

"PARTÂGEONS NOS VOIX": Charity concert by Camélia Jordana and Ouissem Belgacem for isolated seniors.
The endowment fund PARTÂGES, created two years ago by Michel Simon to support the projects of the association les Audacieux et les Audacieuses, is organizing an exceptional charity concert, featuring an exclusive collaboration between two renowned artists. 

L'association les Audacieux et les Audacieuses works for the healthy aging of LGBT+ seniors and seniors living with HIV who suffer from loneliness and invisibility by funding actions to maintain social ties, combat loss of autonomy, train professionals in the gerontology sector and the Maisons de la Diversité project (inclusive and participative housing for isolated seniors without family support).

On June 4, Camélia Jordana and Ouissem Belgacem will unite their voices to offer you an exceptional musical collaboration during a private concert.

- Camélia Jordana will transport you with her most beautiful songs during an emotional piano-vocal performance.
- Ouissem Belgacem will reveal and perform for the very first time the intimate songs he has composed as part of an as-yet undisclosed project, not to mention surprises and unreleased duets.

Camélia Jordana is a French singer and actress committed to social causes. She has spoken out on issues such as racism and women's rights, and is a staunch ally of the LGBT+ community. Ouissem Belgacem is a French-Tunisian footballer and writer. He came to prominence in 2021 with his first autobiographical novel, Adieu ma honte. He raises awareness above all against homophobia in the soccer world, which he had to abandon to live his sexuality freely.

The event will be held at the prestigious Cercle de l'Union Interalliée, the capital's most eminent club. It will be followed by a cocktail reception for major donors in the presence of the artists, held in the sumptuous gardens of the Cercle.

To take part, make a donation and receive your invitations.
- 𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐯𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐭 𝐚̀ 𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝐝𝐞́𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝐚̀ 𝐡𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐞 𝟔𝟔 %.

Information, contact and partnerships: 
Louis COQUAZ GAROUDET
0616965019
 
Fund website: www.part-age.org
Supported association website: www.audacieusement.org
Link to ticketing: https://bit.ly/3UgH9TS
"PARTÂGEONS NOS VOIX": Charity concert by Camélia Jordana and Ouissem Belgacem for isolated seniors.
Launch of the Maison de la Diversité video clip
🌈 The association Les Audacieuses & les Audacieux fights against the isolation of 
LGBT+seniros.

Lyon's Maison de la Diversité launches its call for applications, inviting future cohabitants with its "Welcome to the Maison de la Diversité" music video! 🏡🎶 
Launch of the Maison de la Diversité video clip

The money will be used for

The donations collected will be used to provide a better living environment for the seniors:
- furnishing the common areas (kitchen, games room, social room...);
- equipping the garden (tools and furniture);
- furnishing the student accommodation.
I support this generation that fought for our rights. When you've suffered rejection and discrimination, when you've fought to advance the rights of individuals like everyone else, LGBT+ people, you don't want to go back into the closet...
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Louis Coquaz-Garoudet
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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Grand Est
Île-de-France
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