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In Their Own Words: A Needs Assessment of Hispanic LGBT Older Adults

February 2014 | National Hispanic Council on Aging, SAGE, and Diverse Elders Coalition

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NHCOA’s report makes clear that facing multiple forms of discrimination and living in social isolation can have devastating effects on the lives and well-being of LGBT Hispanic older adults, and that we need multiple responses to support this marginalized community.

National Hispanic Council on Aging conducted a qualitative needs assessment in order to better understand the experiences of aging, and the socio-economic and health challenges facing the LGBT Hispanic older adult community. This report focuse on understanding LGBT Hispanic older adults’ perceptions of the aging experience; identifying their unique health  and socio-economic challenges; exploring the culturally appropriate strategies to better serve this population; and determining gaps in knowledge requiring further research. 


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