Events / Issues in Aging: Anti-LGBTQIA+ Policies and Their Effects on Older Adults

Issues in Aging: Anti-LGBTQIA+ Policies and Their Effects on Older Adults

September 11, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Lounge, Brown Hall

This seminar is part of the monthly Issues in Aging series that highlights current research and perspectives on aging-relevant issues from experts in medicine, social work, psychology, law and more.

This event will be a hybrid event with the option to attend in person on the Washington University Danforth Campus or virtually via Zoom. Registration is required.

If attending virtually, please register to receive your unique Zoom meeting link.

We also ask that those attending in person register due to limited capacity. A light lunch will be provided.

Directions & parking

This event will take place in the Brown Lounge in Brown Hall. Brown Hall is located on the Washington University Danforth Campus. View parking information and directions.


If you have any accessibility needs, please contact Emily Hickner at We need to be notified at least five business days prior to the event to guarantee accommodation for interpretation and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services.

About the Speaker

Elizabeth Fuchs, MSW

(pronouns: she, her, hers)
Field Advisor, Master of Social Policy
Violence Injury Prevention Faculty, Office of Field Education
Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

​Elizabeth Fuchs is passionate about intersectional, anti-racist and anti-settler colonialist policies and deconstructing systems that perpetuate white supremacy culture. 

As a native St. Louisan, Fuchs contributes a local perspective to the social justice movement in the area. Fuchs leverages her intersectional identities and the positions of privilege they afford her – queer, white, cisgender and woman – to advance marginalized voices.  

In her previous role as manager of public policy and lobbyist for PROMO, Missouri’s statewide LGBTQ Advocacy organization, Fuchs learned the value of navigating policy through a theoretical social work lens. By recognizing the importance of relationships in advancing policy, social workers are uniquely trained to relate, to connect, and to empower.