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LGBT Older People

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.