Ethical Health Care Practices: Welcoming, Understanding and Affirming Older LGBTQ Adults

A Virtual Event on Friday June 18


Friday, June 18, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM EDT
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Meredith Hochman 
Central Maryland Area Health Education Center

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Ethical Health Care Practices:
Welcoming, Understanding, and Affirming Older LGBTQ Adults

Virtual Event
Friday, June 18, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Welcoming and Affirming LGBTQ Health Care in Aging
and Q & A
Sam McClure, Executive Director The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity- Chase Brexton Health Care

Ethical Practice of Trauma Informed Care for Older
LGBTQ People
Monte Ephraim, Manager of Psychosocial Services and the ELDERPRIDE Program-
Center for LGBTQ Health Equity- Chase Brexton Health Care

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the demographics of older LGBT adults
  • Examine historical context and current ethical impact of Trauma for LGBT Elders 
  • Understand reliance and factors that contribute to ethical resilience in LGBT Elders
  • Formulate ways to offer health care that are affirming, welcoming, and appropriate


Sam McClure serves as the Executive Director of the Center for LGBTQ Health Equity and is a member of the Senior Executive Leadership team at Chase Brexton Health Care. She is a passionate champion of health equity.In her previous role as Senior Vice President of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), McClure led affiliate relations, external affairs, public policy and advocacy, and supplier diversity teams, as well as serving on the organization’s executive leadership team.  

McClure is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, commentator, panelist, and a subject matter expert on LGBTQ Economic Development and Health Equity. An award-winning strategist, she created the LGBT Business Builder initiative (a collaboration between the NGLCC and the US Small Business Administration) and built local collaboration models in thirteen (13) cities. This program ultimately won a “Bright Idea Award” from Harvard University. In June of 2019, McClure was named one of 48 Legacy Leaders by BEQ Magazine in recognition of her impact in Non-Profit and Community Development. She was included in the Daily Record’s 2021 Health care “Power 30” list.

McClure has a wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of: Team Leadership and Training, Resource Development, Program Planning and Development, Equity and Inclusion, Public Policy, Advanced Business Negotiation Skills, Organizational Development, and Entrepreneurship.

Monte Ephraim is the Manager of Psychosocial Services and the ELDERPRIDE Program in the Center for LGBTQ Health Equity at Chase Brexton. She grew up as a resident in Baltimore City and continues to live and work there today. Monte is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Maryland. She has worked in human service for over 30 years from children and adolescents to elder programming with an intergenerational focus. Her work spans from advocacy to direct support.  Monte has been the initiating committee chair of Elder PRIDE for the past 5 years, one of the organizers for National Honor our LGBT Elder Day for the past 6 years, on the HIV Long Term Care Workgroup, is a Facilitator for the Alzheimer’s’ Association, participates on the Maryland Commission on Caregivers and Statewide Victim Services Elder Justice Council. She provides individual clinical services and facilitates a LGBTQ 50 plus LTS, long time HIV survivor group where she encourages thriving beyond surviving.

Monte participates on the LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) Council with the American Society of Aging. She has presented at ASA American Society on Aging, “Beyond Research and Medicine, working with LGBTQ 50 + HIV Survivors” Her focus in this presentation and the daily work she does advocates for all to know that survivors and those not yet diagnosed are “more than a statistic or a suppressed viral load, their shared experience provides a voice individually and/or in a group that promotes resiliency.” and in 2019 “The Trauma of Social Isolation in the Elder LGBTQ Community.”

In 2019 Monte was awarded a Hero Among Us by the Greater Baltimore HIV Health Services Planning Council. Monte has been pivotal in moving the LGBT Older Adult Program at Chase Brexton to the ELDERPRIDE Program that it is today. She continues to speak, present and train in areas of but not limited to aging, trauma and practical skills and competency that build on increasing qualitative care, understanding and engagement. Her efforts and vision have expanded the program beyond lunch and learns to the virtual ELDERPRIDE Connect during COVID in addition to practical resources, strategies and interventions for a community that is often not seen and considered.  

Continuing Education Credits 

CEUs will be available for select professionals. By attending this conference, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, Psychologists, and Certified Senior Advisors  in Maryland can earn 3 CEUs.