In San Francisco African American LGBT seniors often face a double jeopardy in terms of discrimination. Within the black community, they struggle to overcome homophobia. In the LGBT community, they encounter race-based prejudices. "We've gotten burdened at both ends of the candle. By the African American community, which until recently tended to be more conservative … Continue reading Black LGBT seniors struggle with bias, housing
Beverly Taylor, 81, and Edie Brown, 77, have been together for 37 years. The same-sex couple married in Canada in 2005. "Everybody hopes to age in place, but when something happens to one of us, it's going to be very difficult to stay here," Brown said of their Ventura double-wide mobile home. They feel certain Brown's sister … Continue reading Aging gays, lesbians find challenges in assisted-living centers
A gay, disabled African American man who has been fighting his foreclosure ran out of time Thursday morning when San Francisco Sheriff's deputies evicted him. Larry Faulk, 59, is now living in his minivan, he told the Bay AreaReporter December 13. "All I did was apply for a loan modification," Faulks said. "And now I'm living … Continue reading Gay senior evicted from longtime home in CA
A substantial city grant could mean a different future for low-income LGBT seniors in San Francisco. According to the Examiner, the city announced a $6.1 million commitment to an effort to convert an empty lot at 55 Laguna Street into 110 affordable housing units specifically targeted at low-income LGBT seniors. Nonprofits Mercy Housing andOpenhouse will oversee that project. Read More.