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Lgbt Aging

New Training Programs For Home Care Providers Are Key To Helping LGBT Seniors Age In Place Securely And With Pride

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Marki Flannery

It's absolutely essential that home health care workers receive specialized training designed to ensure they are comfortable -- and knowledgeable -- about caring for LGBT patients, and familiar with the specific needs of this population.

Who Will Care for LGBT Boomers?

David Rae | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

On the one hand, there's a lot of denial going with our emphasis on youth in gay male culture. On the other, there was a whole generation of gay men who perished during the AIDS crisis meaning that today's Boomers and Gen-Xers don't necessarily have a road map to follow from those who came before us.

Here's What It's Like To Grow Old As A Queer Person

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Aging as a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community can be an isolating -- and oftentimes dehumanizing -- experience. A p...

Growing Older and Facing Loss as LGBT People: A Question of Care

Robert Espinoza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Espinoza

I believe the unifying theme for LGBT aging advocates lies in our ability to respond to loss. We must imagine solutions that catch each other when we experience profound loss, and we need stories that account for our unique histories and commonalities.

New National Study: Five Things You Should Know About Aging and LGBT People

Robert Espinoza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Espinoza

Much has been written about the growing number of older people in this country, as well as the incremental shift in favorable policies and attitudes toward certain segments of the LGBT population. However, less public attention has been placed on how LGBT people experience aging, beginning in midlife all the way through later life.

Gay, Black and Aging

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven-Emmanuel Martinez

For me, getting older has always been a welcomed process -- a pattern that allows me to gauge how I'm evolving, but at the same time it's a process that allows me to mature emotionally, psychologically, and professionally.

HIV, Aging and LGBT people: A Metamorphosis

Robert Espinoza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Espinoza

On April 3, 2008, my longtime friend Don (last name withheld) tested positive for HIV, the same day as his mother's 56th birthday. He remembers the da...

I Did It: I Reached Menopause

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Menopause is freedom. It's been 10 years now and I have never looked back. I face forward with a confidence that every day will be the same; that my mood will be stable and nothing will ruin my pants or my plans.

Elder Abuse and Older Americans Month: A Tribute to My Immigrant Mother

Robert Espinoza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Espinoza

Two residents at my mother's nursing home in northern Colorado began overcrowding her table at dinner time, making it uncomfortable for her to sit or eat. And when she complained informally to a staff member, the couple launched a full-on assault.

Midlife Crisis...Or 'Gaylife' Crisis?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

What makes a gay midlife crisis unique? That was the question on a number of media experts' minds during a HuffPost Live segment yesterday. Among t...

The Unmeasured LGBT Life

Robert Espinoza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Espinoza

As we age, each of us will need to ask for support. But if we're LGBT, the type of institutional support we receive will rely largely on questions that have already been asked about us. If we're denied data to craft relevant health interventions, we will perish off-screen in droves, measured only by the shallowest of statistics.

Before You Know It: What We Can Learn From the LGBT Senior Community

PJ Raval | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
PJ Raval

The inspiration behind Before You Know It came in 2008, when I was invited to screen my last film in upstate New York. There was a good LGBT turnout, and they were almost exclusively LGBT seniors. I realized how little I'd seen or heard of them as a community, and I started to question why.

'Golden Gays': They're Gay, They're Gray... Get Out Of Their Way!

Robert Julian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Julian

Regardless of the show's ultimate success, the significance of Golden Gays lies in the fact that it is the first television show in history to focus on the lives of lesbian and gay seniors. By definition, this is groundbreaking television.

We Are Who We Are

Richard C. Milstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard C. Milstein

The Administration on Aging estimates that there are between 1.75 million and 4 million Americans over 60 who are LGBT. But many LGBT seniors are returning to the closet, if they ever came out, in fear of discrimination by the very people who are supposed to assist them in times of need.

Simon Doonan On What The Straight World Can Learn From Gays

Next Avenue | Posted 08.10.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Simon Doonan The secret? It starts with fabulosity -- and youthful, playful creativity Have you ever seen "Ivan t...