Senior LGBT Information and News

Many retirement and health issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and intersex people are unique from their heterosexual counterparts and these populations often have to take extra steps addressing their employment, health, legal and housing concerns to ensure their needs are met.

There are many problems facing elderly LGBT individuals. They tend to have less money, worse health and they are much more likely to be alone in comparison to heterosexual people. There are several reasons for this but the main one is discrimination in the form of shunning from family, friends, and/or coworkers.

LGBTI individuals are also less likely to have strong family support systems in place to have relatives to care for them during aging. They are twice as likely to enter old age living as a single person; and two and a half times more likely to live alone. Because institutionalized homophobia as well as cultural discrimination and harassment still exist, they are less likely to access health care, housing, or social services or when they do, find the experience stressful or demeaning.

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders

Recent News and Information for Elderly LGBT's

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Trump Administration Proposes to End Data Collection on LGBT Elders and People with Disabilities - Proposed removal of sexual orientation question from National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants and sexual orientation and gender identity fields


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