Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Angela Stringfellow These days, more people can openly say, “I”m gay,” without fear of ridicule or outright rejection. Society as a whole tends to feel that the world has become more open to differences in sexual orientation and lifestyles that were once considered strictly taboo. But to those in the … Continue reading Modern Senior Living for LGBT Seniors
By Tara Bahrampour, Published: February 25 | Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 12:01 AM Gay, lesbian and bisexual couples seeking senior housing receive less favorable quotes on pricing, availability, and amenities than heterosexual couples, according to a report released Wednesday by the Equal Rights Center in Washington. In a model similar to studies involving people of different racial and ethnic origins, testers posing last year … Continue reading Same-sex couples encounter more barriers when seeking senior housing, study finds
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults are pioneers who bravely pushed open the doors to coming out. It is unconscionable that many of these leaders of social justice are forced to retreat into the closet as they age. The troubling reality is that the U.S. lacks a complete understanding of the LGBT senior community … Continue reading Help Prevent LGBT Older Adults From Aging Back Into the Closet.
Older LGBT people are four times less likely to have children and grandchildren and twice as likely to live alone as their straight counterparts, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. Many became estranged from their families when they came out, and many also saw their social support systems decimated by … Continue reading Gay men, lesbians struggle to find caregivers and old-age facilities that don’t discriminate
For LGBT people and those who love and care about them, it was a day that will long be remembered and celebrated. On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states that permit … Continue reading Making Communities LGBT Aging Friendly