In 1987 Prime Timer’s Founder Woody Baldwin realized that there were few social outlets for older gay men. He wanted something more substantial than mere nightlife, and more socially fulfilling than Sage, whose mission, while still relevant, is LGBT elder advocacy.

His first meeting in Boston has – over the past 23 years – spawned an internation- al organization dedicated to gay seniors.


“At the Fort Lauderdale chapter, orga- nized in June of 2003, we now have about 240 members. Worldwide,” boasts current Fort Lauderdale chapter president Henry Penas, “there are thousands of us.”

In their February newsletter Baldwin stated,“One member said to me once,“I no longer hate growing old.” Wow, what a pow- erful thing that is, when you realize that our organization has had such a significance.” For more information on the Prime Timers please go to