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
by Nina Martin ProPublica, Oct. 22, 2013, 10:13 a.m Last spring, Jennifer Blair, a 62-year-old aspiring therapist who lives in Denver, noticed the kind of changes in her breast tissue — rapid, abnormal growth on one side of her chest — that would frighten any woman and alarm any physician. Blair didn’t have health insurance, … Continue reading For Transgender Patients, a Growing Fight Over Health Coverage
by Winnie McCroy EDGE Editor Friday Mar 7, 2014 On March 5, nearly 500 New Yorkers came together to honor 84-year-old LGBT trailblazer Edie Windsor, who was among those celebrated at Jewish Home Lifecare’s "Eight Over Eighty" gala in New York City, held at the Mandarin Oriental New York. "With 30 percent of the U.S. population … Continue reading Edie Windsor Honored at “Eight Over Eighty” Gala
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
On Saturday, March 8th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, Affirmations, along with Advantage Health Centers, MichUHCAN, and Jamison & Green Associates present an Obamacare Education and Enrollment Event. This event will be part of a larger effort to encourage the LGBT community to get Out2Enroll. Health care reform through Obamacare ensures equal access to health care coverage for … Continue reading Health reform is finally here! You have a right to equal access to health care. Get covered today!