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GPNYC Press Mentions



Quality Of Life For The Aging LGBTQ+ Population


As the population gets older, organizations are moving to fit their needs. In New York, a group called Gray Panthers NYC is dedicated to improving quality of life for older people, including LGBTQ+ seniors. Queerful spoke with their president, Jack Kupferman, about some of the issues queer seniors face. 


I On Politics, Queens Gazette, March 08, 2023  

The Killing of Seniors in New York is Rising

February 20, 2023, The Independent

Jack Kupferman & Gray Panthers NYC Commentary on 74-Year-Old NY Resident's Murder

Thank you to Maria Cramer and the New York Times for focusing on these horrific events. “This is everybody’s worst nightmare,” said Jack Kupferman, president of the Gray Panthers NYC.


"74-Year-Old’s Killing Underscores Rise in Attacks on Older New Yorkers," By Maria Cramer, New York Times, Feb. 19, 2023


Jack Kupferman on BronxNet - Bronx Social Justice and Anti-Violence Forums

Remembering Maggie Kuhn, the Gray Panthers founder, 27 years after her passing

Germantown Info Hub, April 22, 2022



Weekly Update 9/9 (Transformation Tuesdays)

COVID Newsletter of Manhattan Borough President Gale BrewerSeptember 9, 2021


Gray Panthers NYC Featured on “A New Day” (begins at 24:20 mark)

WBAI RadioAugust 17, 2021


High Level Political Forum 2021 Statement for Stakeholder Group on Aging

Division for Sustainable Development Goals, The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), United Nations, July 14, 2021


Ep. 52 The Gray Panthers with Jack Kupferman

The Healthcare Confidential Podcast (Helium Radio Network), June 21, 2021


Honoring Nursing Home Lives Lost: Age Wave CEO Ken Dychtwald and Author Lynn Casteel-Harper Join A Free Virtual Event

GPNYC Press ReleaseMay 20, 2021 


In Search of a Place to Cry: The Gray Panthers COVID Memorial

CounterPunch, May 17, 2021


The Life & Times of a Tireless Champion for the Aging, April 26, 2021

Gray Panthers to Host National Day of Remembrance Honoring Nursing Home Lives Lost

Broadway World, April 26, 2021

Episode 110: Women Make History: Maggie Kuhn and the Gray Panthers

Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health Podcast, March 30, 2021



The Forgotten History of the Radical ‘Elders of the Tribe’

The New York Times, September 8, 2020

Let’s Get Real About Aging: COVID-19 and Ageism

WestView News, June 3, 2020



Ageism Has No Place in the Presidential Election

In These Times, October 23, 2019

Who Was Maggie Kuhn, Co-Founder of the Elder Activist Group the Gray Panthers?

TeenVogue, August 2, 2019

Older Activists Are Sick of Hearing Concerns About Joe Biden’s Age

Daily Beast, August 26, 2019

Faces of Resistance

Good Trouble Magazine, February 2, 2019


The Spirit of Gray Panthers Stirs to Life

Herald-Tribune, November 20, 2018

What’s Fueling the Anti-Ageism Movement?, November 12, 2018

Gray Panthers – A Movement Based On A Struggle Against

NectarNews, August 2, 2018


Opinion | In Search of a Word That Won’t Offend “Old” People

The Washington Post, December 29, 2017

Beyond Slogans – Good Practice to Count Us All In

United Nations Social Development Network, July 10, 2017


Remembering Maggie Kuhn, Firebrand of the Aged

The Epoch Times, December 1, 2016

Health Department Took up to Six Years to Fine Nursing Homes for Violations

United Nations Social Development Network, July 10, 2017


Seniors Need a Safer Queens Boulevard

Queens News, October 2, 2015


Where does your country stand in the global discussion on older persons?

IFA 12th Global Conference on Ageing, June 2, 2014


Gray Panthers Call PPW Bike Lane Battle 'Ageist'

Patch, June 8, 2011


Judy Lear, Activist, Gray Panthers NYC

Gothamist, March 7, 2008


Elder Rights

Catching the Wave, 2005


New York Post, March 21, 2005


Maggie Kuhn, 89, the Founder Of the Gray Panthers, Is Dead

April 23, 1995, The New York Times



Gray Panther Founder and a Family of Choice

The New York TimesJune 22, 1981



Organization for Elderly Fighting Bias

The New York Times, May 25, 1980



The Old-Age Lobby Has a Loud Voice in Washington

The New York Times, October 30, 1977

Gray Panthers Fighting Society's Treatment of the Elderly

The New York Times, October 29, 1977



Gray Panthers Out to Liberate Aged

The New York Times, May 21, 1972

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