Hidden Factors that Impact Financial Planning for LGBTQ+ People

When:  Oct 11, 2022 from 12:00 to 13:00 (ET)
The October 2022 PridePlanners Knowledge Circle will be held on Tuesday, October 11th at 12 pm ET.

Guest speaker Alex Sheldon, will be presenting, "Hidden Factors that Impact Financial Planning for LGBTQ+ People."

We're often asked "how is financial planning different for LGBTQ+ people?" Some of the reasons are readily apparent, others are not, such as the disparities our community sees in health care, elder care (especially housing), and in some ways, our financial systems. Before we can plan, we need to know what obstacles LGBTQ+ people might face.

Our featured speaker will be Alex Sheldon, Interim Director of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association). GLMA is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare professionals. 

Alex Sheldon is a professional researcher, strategist, and advocate with over 15 years of experience in the field of human rights with a concentration in LGBTQ rights. They live in Charlotte, NC with their partner and two dogs, Oatmeal and Coconut. Prior to joining GLMA, Alex was the Head of Research & Social Impact at Daylight, where they specialized in economic inclusion for LGBTQ people. Previously, Alex served as the Deputy Director of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) at the Clinton Foundation, and they held roles at Everytown for Gun Safety, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), and several international nonprofits. They received an MA in International Human Rights with a concentration in Global Health Affairs from the University of Denver, a BA in Psychology from Whittier College in California, and a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. Alex currently serves on the Board of Directors at both the Brooklyn Community Pride Center and the Equality Federation.