Cannon Flowers addressing the LGBT aging summit earlier this year

Councilwoman Tiffinni A. Young has appointed Cannon Flowers to be commissioner of senior affairs representing District 7. City Council confirmed the appointment this morning (Wednesday, Oct. 7).

In February 2015, Flowers visited the White House to attend the National Summit on Elder LGBT Housing. He realized Dallas lacked adequate housing and services for LGBT elderly and created the Coalition for Aging LGBT.  He put together the first Dallas summit to discuss aging in the LGBT community.

Flowers worked for Texas Instruments for 23 years and was assigned to many parts of the world. While living in Singapore, he met his husband RafiQ. During his years of fighting to keep RafiQ in the U.S., Flowers helped create several organizations, including Immigration Equality. He’s served on a number of boards including AIDS Interfaith Network.