Black LGBT seniors struggle with bias, housing

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

Same-sex couples encounter more barriers when seeking senior housing, study finds

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

Walgreens gets top score among drug chains in Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

Index scores companies based on commitment to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender employees and customers DECEMBER 27, 2013 | BY ALARIC DEARMENT DEERFIELD, Ill. — A national gay-rights organization has given Walgreens top marks for its practices related to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. In its 2014 Corporate Equality Index, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation gave the … Continue reading Walgreens gets top score among drug chains in Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index