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LGBTQ Aging

Monthly Archive (LGBTQ Aging)

posted 06.14.2017
To comprehend the status of older women, minorities and LGBTQ people in the United States, it is essential to understand the evolution of civil rights in this country. Read More
posted 06.05.2017
In a society where transgender identities are still heavily stigmatized, losing family members, being threatened in a traditional place of acceptance and being denied access to a social venue can all be life-altering losses for a transgender elder. Read More
posted 06.05.2017
Unfortunately, shameful stories of discrimination and abuse of LGBT elders are too common. Fearing how they may be treated, many LGBT elders needing long-term care and services have felt the need to deny who they are. Read More
posted 06.05.2017
For lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered older adults, who are more likely than the general population to live alone and without family support, there are compounded layers of vulnerability to abuse to consider. Read More
posted 05.15.2017
In recent years, significant progress has been made in identifying and scaling best practices to support a population having increasing rates of chronic conditions and frailty. The widespread focus on care coordination and collaborations between healthcare and social services is driving reductions... Read More
posted 01.18.2017
The Winter 2016–17 issue of Generations includes 15 articles that lay out actionable policy plans for the new Administration regarding the economic impact of aging, protecting retirement income, ensuring affordable healthcare, and finding realistic ways to pay for long-term care. Read More
posted 01.17.2017
I am a third-generation Air Force veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, service-connected disabled veteran, and a cisgender gay man. It is because of the courage of those who have gone before me that I am able to say these things publically. Read More
posted 01.17.2017
We knew from our experiences with other LGBT vets that many of them experienced the effects of war and, to a larger degree, institutionalized bigotry and hate. Read More
posted 01.17.2017
LGBT veterans by and large served their country while keeping their true identities to themselves. Such closeting is immensely stressful and set LGBT service members apart from those with whom they served. Read More
posted 11.14.2016
Given established health disparities between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), as well as non-LGBTQ older adults, it is important to ensure the care provided in long-term-care settings is supportive to sexual and gender minorities, and sensitive to their unique needs and... Read More

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