Equality Arizona

Aging

LGBTQ elders face incredible challenges in regard to access to health care, employment, housing, food, poverty, safe communities, and many other areas of life.

Due to both discrimination and the burden on our social networks of caring for baby boomers, LGBTQ elders are far too frequently denied access to competent, safe, and affordable health care.

Learn more about the obstacles that LGBTQ elders face and what we can do as advocates through policy and programs aimed at improving the lives of LGBTQ elders.

Resources from National LGBTQ Organizations

Human Rights Campaign

Health Care Reform and LGBTQ People

Health Equality Index 2017

Lambda Legal

Trans Aging We’re Still Here!

National Center for Transgender Equality

Know Your Rights – Medicare

Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

The Task Force

No Golden Years at the End of the Rainbow

Other Resource Links

https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Food-Insecurity-and-SNAP-Participation-in-the-LGBT-Community.pdf

https://www.ncoa.org/blog/5-tips-increase-lgbt-outreach-inclusiveness-senior-centers/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-espinoza/lgbt-aging-seniors-poverty_b_3378680.html

https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/index.cfm