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NEW Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (877) 565-8860

Read more: Mental Health, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Whitman-Walker Health

Whitman-Walker Health is a Washington DC community health center specializing in HIV/AIDS care and lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender care. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   202.745.7000

Read more: Health, HIV & Aging, Legal Resources, Mental Health, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Free, Online Breast Cancer Support Groups

The National LGBT Cancer Network begins online support groups in June 2014. MORE >


Read more: Health, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Upstate New York Bereavement Support

This article describes an LGBT-specific bereavement support group operating currently in Syracuse, New York. MORE >


Read more: Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Friendship a Pillar of Survival for LGBT Elders

This article from Aging Today, the American Society on Aging's bi-monthly publication, highlights the importance of friendship in combating isolation among LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Read more: Ageism, Caregiving, Mental Health, Social Isolation, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Health & Psychosocial Needs of LGBT Older Adults

This research study provides one of the most comprehensive descriptions of the health, well?being and social context of LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Health, HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Improving the Health Care of LGBT People

This document, produced by the National LGBT Health Education Center, offers a brief overview of the major issues relevant to the health and health care of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. MORE >


Read more: Aging / General Issues, Health, Mental Health, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Substance Use in LGBT Older Adults: What We Know and What We Need to Learn

This article begins to explore research needs on substance abuse within LGBT older adults. The author cites facts from recent reports and studies that were conducted within the LGBT older population. MORE >


Read more: Health, Mental Health, LGBT Organizations

 
National LGBT Caregiver Support Group

LGBT Caregiver Telephone Support Group - Program Announcement MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving, Health, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Growing Older and Being Trans

Hawk Stone discusses a series of issues that significantly affect the well-being of older trans people, taking into account not just aging, but long-term effects of transition, coming out as trans in a relative vacuum of peers and resources, and the psychological ramifications of a medical emergency outing someone who’s lived in a community for years where no one knows he or she is transgender. MORE >


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Read more: Mental Health, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Video: Quality of Life of Older Adult Lesbians with Alcoholism

This video describes the aging research by Dr. Noell Rowan, University of Louisville, regarding older adult lesbians with alcoholism with a focus on resiliency and quality of life. The rationale for the study is described along with initial findings. MORE >


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Read more: Health, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Disparities and Resilience among LGBT Older Adults

This publication is the first national federally-funded project to examine LGBT aging and health. It documents significant health disparities impacting LGBT older adults as they age, including disability, physical and mental distress, victimization, discrimination, and lack of access to supportive aging and health services. MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Health, HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Racial Equity, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Executive Summary: The Health Report

This is an executive summary of the full report. MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving, Health, Mental Health, Racial Equity, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Health & Psychsocial Needs of LGBT Older Adults

This research study provides one of the most comprehensive descriptions of the health, well-being, and social context of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) older adults, focusing on the aging LGBT population residing in Chicago, IL. MORE >


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Read more: Health, HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Graying of AIDS

A multimedia piece honoring some of our longterm survivors, produced by The Graying of AIDS in honor of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (September 18, 2011). MORE >


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Read more: Health, HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Tips on Caregiving for HIV+ Loved Ones

Caring for a partner or loved one with advanced HIV/AIDS can be difficult for both patient and caregiver. Here are some tips to ease the difficulty. MORE >


Read more: Caregiving, Culturally Competent Care and Training, HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Q&A with Hutson Inniss

Hutson Inniss, Executive Director of the National Coalition for LGBT Health, talks about the Coalition’s work, LGBT older adults’ health, and HIV/AIDS. MORE >


Read more: Health, HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Racial Equity, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
How to Age with HIV - Gracefully

A personal story, published in POZ Magazine, about the aging process with HIV. MORE >


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Read more: Health, HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Aging POZitively

This short documentary, produced by SAGE at Center on Halsted, highlights three older people living with HIV. MORE >


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Read more: HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Racial Equity

 
Religion, Spirituality, and Older Adults With HIV

This paper presents a model of barriers to successful aging with HIV, along with a discussion of how spirituality and religiousness may help people overcome these barriers. From this synthesis, implications for practice and research to improve the quality of life of this aging population are provided. MORE >


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Read more: HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Spirituality, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations

This guide provides ways to talk about suicide more safely, while advancing vital public discussions about preventing suicide, helping increase acceptance of LGBT people, and supporting their well-being. MORE >


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Read more: Health, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
The Health of LGBT People: Building a Foundation for Understanding

This consensus report assesses current knowledge of the health status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations; identifies research gaps and opportunities; and outlines a research agenda. MORE >


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Read more: Health, Mental Health, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Fear, Discrimination and Abuse: Transgender Elders and the Perils of Long-Term Care

This is a short, basic article on scenarios transgender older adults may face in assisted living or long-term care facilities. It cites FORGE and Loree Cook-Daniels, as well as Improving the Lives and Injustice at Every Turn. MORE >


Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Mental Health, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
The Health of Aging Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults in California

This policy research brief documents the health inequties in LGB adults compared to heterosexual adults in California. MORE >


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Read more: Health, Mental Health, Racial Equity, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Injustice at Every Turn

Study released by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) about the level of discrimination against the transgender population. MORE >


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Read more: Employment / Workforce, Financial Security / Retirement, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Mental Health, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Transgender

 
Housing Related Needs of LGBT Seniors

During the past two years a group of concerned San Diego LGBT community members began meeting regularly at San Diego’s LGBT Community Center (The Center). These individuals shared a common concern regarding the lack of LGBT-affirmative senior housing in San Diego County, particularly affordable housing. This publication describes their process. MORE >


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Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBT Older Adults and Health Disparities

This brief documents the health disparities LGBT older adults face: health care insurance, access to health care, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and chronic conditions, which often results in delayed health care and overall poorer health. MORE >


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Read more: Health, HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care

 
LGBT Needs and New York State

This assessment of LGBT Health and Human Service Needs in New York State was designed to examine existing data sources, identify gaps in data and collect original data in order to establish the most pressing needs and gaps for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) non-HIV health and human services in New York State. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Health, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Mental Health, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
HIV and Older Adults

A publication examining statistics, as well as the challenges of growing older with HIV. MORE >


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Read more: HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Philadelphia's Aging Population in 2015

This publication discusses Philadelphia’s aging population by the year 2015 and beyond, drawn from comprehensive data analysis and research commissioned by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. The picture that emerges is of an increasingly diverse older population – ethnically, racially, economically and in terms of lifestyle, health and well-being. MORE >


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Read more: Employment / Workforce, Health, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Mental Health, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations

 
Gay and Lesbian Seniors: Unique Challenges of Coming Out in Later Life

This article presents the unique challenges faced by LGBT elders when coming out later in life. MORE >


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Read more: Ageism, Coming Out Later in Life, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Seattle Counseling Service

Seattle Counseling Service specializes in helping Seattle's local LGBT community across a variety of needs, including coming out, depression, anxiety, gender transitioning, grief or loss, domestic violence, and aging. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (206) 323-1768

Read more: Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
The Family Partnership

The Family Partnership provides individual, couple, and family therapy to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (612) 728-2061

Read more: Mental Health

 
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