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Lgbt Elders

The W.H. Must Do More for Older LGBT Cancer Survivors

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

The single biggest risk factor for developing cancer is age and older LGBTQ people are more likely to be living alone when cancer strikes. While we might wish that a lifetime of family rejection would be reversed upon hearing of a cancer diagnosis, sadly that is not always the case.

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

Robert Espinoza | Posted 05.23.2015 | Gay 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 12.06.2014 | Gay 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.

The Growing, Neglected Challenges of LGBT Latino Elders

Robert Espinoza | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

Latino elders who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender face additional challenges as they age, compounded by barriers rooted in their racial and ethnic identities, as well as LGBT stigma and discrimination.

LGBT People: Our Longing for Home, Our Right to Housing

Robert Espinoza | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

As two recent reports demonstrate, for many LGBT people -- specifically LGBT people of color and elders -- the quest for home routinely comes up against a housing supply that's dilapidated, stretched thin, too expensive and far removed from the cities and neighborhoods we deserve to inhabit.

The Unmeasured LGBT Life

Robert Espinoza | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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.

LGBT People: Let's Talk About Ageism

Robert Espinoza | Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

Mainstream culture and various sub-cultures often conflate beauty with youth, and self-worth with appearance, which leaves many people -- not just gay men -- feeling unattractive, insecure and potentially depressed as they age.

LGBT Elders: Poverty's Challenges Worsen With Age

Robert Espinoza | Posted 08.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

For many, the recession has made salient the economic vulnerability of low-income families, including elders. Now let's name how poverty and discrimination interrelate to complicate aging for millions of LGBT elders.

Health Equity For Older LGBT People Of Color

Robert Espinoza | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

Helena Bushong and Ty Martin are LGBT and people of color. Both combat the health disparities and socioeconomic challenges associated with aging as people who are marginalized on multiple fronts.

We Are Who We Are

Richard C. Milstein | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay 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.

WATCH: Gay Grandpa Recounts Being Confronted By Wife: 'Dean, Your Boys Want to Know If Richard's Your Lover'

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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