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The Growing, Neglected Challenges of LGBT Latino Elders

Robert Espinoza | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | 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.

A Groundbreaking New Complex For LGBT Seniors In Philadelphia

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jerry Zeft was so excited to move into his new apartment that he slept on an air mattress for nearly a week while he waited for ...

Why Growing Old In Isolation Isn't An Option For These LGBT Seniors

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lucretia Kirby was on her own for the first time in years after her partner's death. She felt stranded in a church-affiliated ass...

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.

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

PJ Raval | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay 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.

Act Now to Help Prevent LGBT Older Adults From Aging Back Into the Closet

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Claire Pomeroy

Many LGBT seniors fear that the health-care system is judgmental and have experienced discriminatory care or lack access to culturally competent aging services. To address this crisis, the U.S. must adopt a new perspective that emphasizes health, rather than just health care.

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.

Hella Coachella

Robert Julian | Posted 06.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Julian

What did he expect? Nubian slaves waving ostrich feather fans above an open bar? Maybe it was just the Manhattan effect, that inexplicable yearning for Alice Tully Hall.

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.

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

Robert Julian | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay 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.

Abandoned Hospital Could Be Re-Purposed For LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.08.2013 | Gay Voices

The elderly are often forgotten about, but there may soon be a place of commemoration and refuge in the windy city. As DNA Info is reporting, Chic...

VICTORY: Huge News For LGBT Seniors

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.05.2012 | San Francisco

A substantial city grant could mean a different future for low-income LGBT seniors in San Francisco. According to the Examiner, the city announced...

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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Our Spinster Aunts And Uncles: Why LGBT Seniors Need Us

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 02.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Kelly Cogswell

As much as young queers, our aging and disabled people need our help and attention right now, including our physical presence. This is a simple enough matter. You don't have to change the world first, just put your coat on and go.

'Stonewall' Generation Struggles With Old Age

Posted 11.17.2011 | Fifty

A recent study released by the University of Washington's School of Social Work is turning attention toward a group of seniors who face unique (and ig...

Curtis M. Wong

First LGBT Senior Center Planned For New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.19.2011 | Fifty

New York City will soon be home to the nation’s first full-time center for elderly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents, which is schedu...

Why We Need the First National POC LBGT Convening

Glen-Michael Francis | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices
Glen-Michael Francis

Aging Americans have been affected on all fronts by the economic crisis, not only in housing but in cuts to health care, and the continued marginalization and lack of integration of people of color and, more so, LGBT elders of color into this dialogue.

Harvey Milk Lives -- in Albany

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

Handsome, dedicated, and driven, Micah is the disabled with cerebral palsy, Jewish progressive, openly bisexual, who represents a swath of Manhattan's Upper East Side.