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

Connecticut woman’s complaint seeks benefits for wife

By Associated Press, Published: January 28 HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut physical therapist has filed a sex discrimination complaint against the West Hartford senior living center where she works, saying she is being illegally denied health benefits for her wife. Kerry Considine, 36, of Griswold filed the complaint against Brookdale Senior Living on Jan. 17 with … Continue reading Connecticut woman’s complaint seeks benefits for wife

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

HOPE Fund grants LGBT Older Adult Coalition $50,000 for unique collaborative project with Area Agencies on Aging throughout the Metro Detroit Region

The LGBT Older Adult Coalition is pleased to announce that the HOPE Fund has awarded $50,000 to the coalition for 2014.  A significant portion of the grant will provide support for a cutting-edge collaborative formed between the LGBT Older Adult Coalition and all three Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) serving the Metro Detroit Region.  AAA's … Continue reading HOPE Fund grants LGBT Older Adult Coalition $50,000 for unique collaborative project with Area Agencies on Aging throughout the Metro Detroit Region