SAGE Releases Comprehensive Research Report on Aging Concerns among LGBT Older People
On October 6, SAGE released a new report, Out and Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults, Ages, 45-75, which details findings from a uniquely comprehensive, nationally representative quantitative study on aging among older LGBT people. The report is based on a national survey of 1,857 LGBT people and 519 non-LGBT people, conducted in March 2014 by Harris Poll on behalf of SAGE. Some of the key findings include:

  • 1 in 2 (51%) LGBT older people is very or extremely concerned about “having enough money to live on,” as compared to 36% of non-LGBT people
  • Two-thirds of transgender adults (65%) in the study feel that there will be limited access to healthcare providers as they grow older
  • 1 in 3 (32%) LGBT older people is very or extremely concerned about “being lonely and growing old alone,” as compared to 19% of non-LGBT people

You’ll find the full report, executive summary, infographic and a downloadable poster online here.

Want to learn more? Read an article about the report from Robert Espinoza, SAGE’s Senior Director of Policy & Communications, on The Huffington Post.

Also, if you want to take part in a webinar on this report in November, please email sworthington@sageusa.org. Details to follow.