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June 2016

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Recent research documents social, health, and economic disparities among LGBT elders. This Summer 2016 issue of Generations showcases cutting-edge practices, programs, policy initiatives, and research designed to better address the unmet needs and lack of access to services for LGBT older adults,... Read More
By Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen Only a few decades ago, the aging of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people was relegated to the shadows. The work of several courageous pioneers began to openly question common misconceptions of “old gays” as... Read More
Interview by Donald Koepke Rev. Daniel Hooper is a retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who spoke with Rev. Donald Koepke, answering questions regarding the LGBT community and religion. Rev. Hooper began his ministry in Southern... Read More
By Charles P. Hoy-Ellis, Michael Ator, Christopher Kerr, and Jessica Milford Recent population-based research indicates that compared to older heterosexual adults, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) older adults have significantly higher levels of psychological distress (Fredriksen-Goldsen et al.,... Read More
By Robert Espinoza In December 2015, the White House Conference on Aging released a final report summarizing its decennial gathering, held earlier that year (White House Conference on Aging, 2015). In previous conferences, this report has mapped policy imperatives for the aging and long-termcare... Read More
By Michael Adams In recent years, LGBT aging issues have started emerging from near uniform invisibility in the LGBT and aging sectors to achieve growing, if modest, levels of attention. Some notable indicators of progress include increased attention to LGBT cultural competence in aging service... Read More
By Karen Fredriksen Goldsen It is with a heavy heart that I join with my community in honoring and mourning the loss of the individual treasured lives that were cut far too short in the senseless massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. As I listen to stories of those we lost, I’m moved... Read More
On June 14, 125 members and stakeholders participated in our new ASA Washington DC Regional Roundtable session on Ageism in America. Presenters were John Feather, PhD, CEO of Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) and former ASA Board Chair, and Bob Blancato, MPA, ASA Board Chair and President of Matz,... Read More
By Lisa Nerenberg, Molly Davies, and Adria E. Navarro The term elder justice suggests that living free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation is a fundamental right that must be assured through public policy, safeguards built into core aging services, access to the justice system, and a robust... Read More
By Betsy Dorsett We at the American Society on Aging were deeply saddened to learn of the tragedy this weekend in Orlando. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time, as well as with the entire LGBT and Latino communities in Florida, and around the country.... Read More

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