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Additional Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Aging and Elderly



National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute - Outing Age: Public Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Elders

The hard reality is, many LGBT elders are living in isolation and fear over how they will sustain themselves as they age, and how they will be treated by providers of aging services. While much has been accomplished through the passion, persistence and indomitable energy of LGBT activists on aging over many years, the aging boom is upon us, and the policies and practices essential to meeting the needs of LGBT elders are simply not in place. The scenario of LGBT adults being forced back into the closet for safety in hostile elder environments is alarming and disgraceful.  All of us must work together to compel the federal government, the states, aging agencies and service providers, local communities, and public health and housing programs to step up to the challenge of meeting the vast, unmet needs of LGBT elders.


National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - Issues on Aging

Our country is facing an impending and tremendous challenge as baby boomers start aging into their senior years. If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), the challenge is compounded because of widespread homophobia, transphobia, racial injustice and economic inequity. Currently there are an estimated 3 million LGBT elders in the United States. By 2030, that number will nearly double. Compounding the challenges in addressing these issues is a critical lack of research about LGBT seniors. In addition, older LGBT people increasingly face the unknown dimensions of aging with HIV/AIDS as the first generation of survivors to navigate the impact of HIV on aging. At the Task Force, we see this crisis approaching and we are responding.


LGBT Aging Project - Advocacy, Education and Outreach

A non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions that their heterosexual neighbors take for granted.


National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults. The center is led by Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in partnership with 10 leading organizations from around the country.


LGBT Issues in Aging - American Psychological Association (APA) Division 44 Bibliography

This comprehensive bibliography, compiled by the Division's Aging Task Force, contains up to date resources on this topic.


Transgender Aging Network

The Transgender Aging Network (TAN) exists to improve the lives of current and future trans/SOFFA (significant others, friends, family and allies) elders by: Identifying, promoting communication among, and enhancing the work of researchers, service providers, educators, advocates, elders and others who are interested in trans/SOFFA aging issues; Promoting awareness of concerns, issues, and realities of trans/SOFFA aging among service providers, researchers, advocates, health care professionals, the lesbian/gay/bisexual and trans communities, and other relevant audiences; Advocating for policy changes in public and private institutions, services, organizations, programs, etc. to provide better access for and respectful and appropriate treatment of trans/SOFFA elders; and Providing communication channels through which trans/SOFFA elders can give and receive support and information.


SAGE - Services and Advocacy for Gay Elders

SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. SAGE has pioneered programs and services for the aging LGBT community, provided technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and provided a national voice on LGBT aging issues. In 2005, SAGE became the first official LGBT delegate at the White House Conference on Aging.


Old Lesbians Organizing For Change (OLOC)

We are a national network of old lesbians over age 60 working to confront ageism in our communities and our country. We use education and public discourse as our primary tools. Our national organization is directed by a Steering Committee that works to form and support local groups who will work in their own communities. We hold biennial National Gatherings allowing us to come together to share experiences and ideas and recharge our energies for the tasks at hand. We believe that we have a great deal of wisdom, experience and strength to share with our communities as well as among ourselves. Everyone will have her older life made better by the work we do.


Prime Timers Older Gay and Bi Men - Worldwide

Prime Timers are older gay or bisexual men (and younger men who admire mature men). Our members are men who choose to have their social lives enriched by the diverse activities in which our members engage. No single definition can describe Prime Timers, as they come from all walks of life. Prime Timers involve themselves in their community with volunteerism, politics, gay issues, arts, entertainment, and every other facet of healthy living. Prime Timers are fathers and care givers. They are businessmen and entrepreneurs. They are workers and they are retired. Some are always on the go, and some enjoy the quiet company of others at home. But one thing is true of all Prime Timers: they enjoy the opportunities and friendships that develop with other Prime Timers throughout the world.


Gay And Lesbian Association Of Retiring Persons (GLARP)

The Gay & Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons, Inc. ® or usually called, GLARP® is a non-profit corporation formed in 1996 by co-founders Mary Thorndal and Veronica St. Claire to call attention to the aging issues in the GLBT community. The initial publicity and response to our housing survey was overwhelming as positive feedback poured in encouraging activities specifically slated for elder housing development – a place "just for us".


Leading Age - Future of Aging

As baby boomers approach old age, a growing percentage of them will fall into the category commonly known as “LGBT,” which stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.” There are currently an estimated 2.4 million gay, lesbian or bisexual Americans over the age of 55. Of this number, about 416,000 were part of a same-sex couple in 2006, up from 222,000 in 2000. [1] Of all same-sex couples, 11.8 % include one person aged 65 years old or older while 9.4 % include two seniors. Almost a quarter (23.4%) of these same-sex couples includes a partner 55 years old or older while 18.6 % are comprised of two people over 55.

 

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE USA)


Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Our mission is to lead in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging....


National Resource Center on LGBT Aging


Led by SAGE, The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults.....

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force on Aging


Often LGBT older people don't have access to adequate health care, affordable housing and other social services they need.  The Task Force sponsored and produced research to highlight these issues, and by doing that we hope to build the knowledge base of mainstream and LGBT service providers about the needs of older LGBT adults.....

LGBT Aging Project for Sexual & Gender Minorities

The LGBT Aging Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions that their heterosexual neighbors take for granted.

Gay Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons

The Gay & Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons, Inc. or usually called, GLARP is a non-profit corporation formed in 1996 by co-founders Mary Thorndal and Veronica St. Claire to call attention to the aging issues in the GLBT community. The initial publicity and response to our housing survey was overwhelming as positive feedback poured in encouraging activities specifically slated for elder housing development – a place "just for us"...

Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing Mission

The Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing mission is to improve the life experience of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender seniors by developing affordable housing, providing comprehensive care, and ensuring, through advocacy and education, a brighter future for the LGBT elder community....

ASA LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) - LGBT Aging Resource Clearinghouse

The LGBT Aging Resources Clearinghouse of the American Society on Aging opens the door to knowledge about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people ages 50-plus. Whether you're an elder, a young person, a caregiver, a student, a researcher, a policymaker, a journalist, or a helping professional, the clearinghouse offers you the keys to understanding and respect for LGBT elders....
 

Find LGBT Aging Resources in Your Region


Because state laws vary widely, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging has compiled state-by-state resources so you can find the help you need in your community.



Transgender Aging Network (TAN)


The Transgender Aging Network (TAN) exists to improve the lives of current and future trans/SOFFA (significant others, friends, family and allies) elders by: Identifying, promoting communication among, and enhancing the work of researchers, service providers, educators, advocates, elders and others who are interested in trans/SOFFA aging issues...

Transgender Aging Network (TAN) Gray Pride Parade


Gray Pride Parade is about LGBT issues, but it has a very strong emphasis on the (often silent) “T”.  After nine years of blocking my late partner from transitioning female-to-male (FTM), I finally saw the light and moved out of his way.....

Prime Timers Worldwide Older Gay/Bi Mens Network

Prime Timers are older gay or bisexual men (and younger men who admire mature men) who enrich their social lives, engage in diverse activities, and enjoy opportunities and friendships with other Prime Timers throughout the world. Our organization is emerging as a leading force in the gay and bisexual communities with over 80 chapters throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Look for a chapter near you!

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change Advocacy Group

We are a national network of Old Lesbians over age 60 working to confront ageism in our communities and our country. We use education and public discourse as our primary tools.  Our national organization is directed by a Steering Committee that works to form and support local groups who will work in their own communities. We hold biennial National Gatherings allowing us to come together to share experiences and ideas and recharge our energies for the tasks at hand...

Caring and Aging with Pride - The Aging and Health Report

Caring and Aging with Pride released the full report from our ground-breaking national study of LGBT older adults and caregivers: The Aging and Health Report – Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults. Professor Fredriksen-Goldsen and colleagues reveal key aging and health disparities impacting LGBT older adults. Over 2,500 LGBT adults ranging in age from 50 to 95 participated across the nation. This report is sponsored by AARP, The Gerontological Society of America, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and CSWE Gero-Ed Center....
 
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