Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults

Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults

The report examines the unique barriers and disparities faced by LGBT elders and offers practical solutions.

Author: LGBT Movement Advancement Project (MAP), Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE) , American Society on Aging , National Senior Citizens Law Center , Center for American Progress , AARP Source: LGBT Movement Advancement Project (MAP) Website: http://www.lgbtmap.org/file/advancing-equality-for-lgbt-elders.pdf Origin Country: United States Publish Date: 2010 Publication City: Denver Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , , , .Target Audiences: , , , , , . Last Modified: 2018-08-20

A new report from the US on the added challenges LGBT seniors face, Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults, represents the first major collaboration between LGBT advocacy organizations and US mainstream aging organizations to comprehensively examine the issues facing LGBT older adults.  While confronted with the same challenges that face all people as they age, LGBT elders also face an array of unique barriers and inequalities that can stand in the way of a healthy and rewarding later life

The report examines three areas of particular difficulty for LGBT elders. These include: the effects of social stigma, reliance of informal families of choice and their unequal treatment under the law.