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Needs Assessment of Hispanic LGBT Older Adults

This report describes the results of a qualitative needs assessment to better understand the experiences of aging, and the socio-economic and health challenges facing the LGBT Hispanic older adult community. MORE >


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Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBT Health, Racial Disparities and Aging by the Numbers

This infographic shows LGBT health, racial disparities and aging by the numbers. MORE >


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

 
A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers of Color

This report examines how LGBT workers of color face unique challenges related to their race and ethnicity and their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. In particular, LGBT workers of color are hindered by three major barriers: educational barriers; hiring bias and on-the-job discrimination; and unequal pay, benefits, and taxation. As a result, LGBT people of color are some of the most disadvantaged workers in the United States—and face extraordinarily high rates of unemployment and poverty. MORE >


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Read more: Employment / Workforce, Financial Security / Retirement, Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations

 
Health Equity & LGBT Elders of Color

This brief explores 10 policy areas where health and wellness can be improved for LGBT older people of color. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Health, Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
GRIOT Circle

GRIOT (Gay Reunion In Our Time) Circle is a grassroots organization which seeks to address the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens, particularly people of color, though we are open to all races by providing programs and support systems designed to affirm their lives and encourage self-empowerment. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   718-246-2775

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Exploring the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders in Metro Detroit

This article presents the findings of an elder summit help in Detroit in April of 2010. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Health, Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
The SAGE Harlem Community

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) started the SAGE Harlem Program in early 2004 at the request of LGBT older people of color living in Harlem for culturally and linguistically competent services close to home. This article discusses the program's impact. MORE >


Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Racial Equity, 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

 
Q&A with Aisha Young, Founder of African Americans in Gerontology

This Q&A with Aisha Young, the founder of African Americans in Gerontology, discusses the organization's work to provide guidance and professional development opportunities, encourage networking, and promote community activism for African American professionals and students in the field of gerontology. MORE >


Read more: Aging / General Issues, Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
An HIV/AIDS Trainer's Perspective

The top 12 issues trainers, educators and service providers should consider when talking about HIV/AIDS and older adults. MORE >


Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, HIV & Aging, Racial Equity, 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

 
Helena Bushong: In Her Own Words

Helena Bushong, a 60-year-old trans woman who lives with HIV, tells us her story. MORE >


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

 
Q&A with Jesus Ramirez-Valles, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles, a professor of public health at the University of Illinois-Chicago, discusses the health challenges of older gay men of color living with HIV/AIDS. MORE >


Read more: HIV & Aging, Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Injustice at Every Turn

Through a partnership with several organizations, the purpose of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey was to measure the experiences of discrimination within the transgender community. The results show that transgender people faced bias that affects all areas of life. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Racial Equity, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations

 
HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the U.S.

A 2-page fact sheet, published in August 2011, with current statistics. MORE >


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

 
The Age of LGBT Aging

The Age of LGBT Aging was the Keynote address from TransFaith in Color 2011 national conference. The conference was hosted by the Freedom Center for Social Justice. Additionally, this speech was posted on the web site for Southerners on New Ground (SONG). MORE >


Read more: Ageism, Caregiving, Health, HIV & Aging, Racial Equity, Transgender, 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

 
Integrating LGBT Older Adults into Aging Policy and Practice

The National Academy on an Aging Society teamed up with SAGE to publish this edition of the Public Policy and Aging Report discussing a number of different policy areas as they relate to LGBT aging. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Health, HIV & Aging, Racial Equity, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, 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. MORE >


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Read more: Health, Mental Health, Racial Equity, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care

 
2009 Directory of LGBTQ People of Color Organizations and Projects in the U.S.

Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues has updated the directory of organizations listed in “Building Communities: Autonomous LGBTQ People of Color Organizations in the U.S,” and included projects housed in broader-themed organizations that explicitly address LGBTQ people of color. MORE >


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Read more: Bisexuality, Racial Equity, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Out For Change: Racial and Economic Justice Issues in LGBT Communities

This report highlights a number of issues facing LGBT communities, as well as existing organizing efforts among LGBT groups that effectively address racial and economic justice matters. MORE >


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Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Audre Lorde Project

A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, they work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   718-596-0342

Read more: Bisexuality, Racial Equity, Transgender

 
Western States Center

Western States Center is an organization that works to bridge the LGBT communities with communities of color to collectively address racial justice, gender issues, and LGBTQ equality. The center offers trainings, consultation and support, research and analysis, tools and resources, strategic convenings, and works primarily in eight states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (503) 228-8866

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Shades of Yellow (SOY)

Shades of Yellow (SOY) is a Hmong Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) nonprofit organization that works to provide support, education, advocacy, and leadership development to Hmong LGBTQ and allies. SOY is made up of a diverse group of community members, constituents, and allies. It is committed to creating a community that is aware of the issues that Hmong LGBTQ face through peer to peer counseling / group counseling sessions , parent support groups, having available resources and information on Hmong LGBTQ and educating the Hmong and general communities on Hmong queer issues through workshops and seminars. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (651) 309-0037

Read more: Racial Equity

 
Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)

GAPIMNY provides a safe and supportive social, political, and educational forum for gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning Asian and Pacific Islander men in the New York metropolitan area. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   212-802-7423

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)

GAPIMNY provides a safe and supportive social, political, and educational forum for gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning Asian and Pacific Islander men in the New York metropolitan area. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   212-802-7423

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
GRIOT Circle, Inc.

GRIOT (Gay Reunion In Our Times) Circle is a community based organization which seeks to maintain a safe space for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color. We provide emotional support and quality programming in order to counteract the effects of ageism, racism, sexism and homophobia on this fragmented and marginalized population MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   718 246-2775

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
MOCHA

MOCHA strengthens communities of color and their families, as they define them, by providing supportive environments.They seek to promote health and wellness through advocacy, education, prevention, service and community development specializing in LGBTQ programming. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   585-420-1400

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Unity Fellowship Church of Philadelphia

The Unity Fellowship's mission is to offer religious and spiritual services to the GLBTQ community of Philadelphia through worship service and community programs and to combat social injustices such as racism, homophobia and sexism through social justice ministry. MORE >


Send E-mail   |   215-222-3180

Read more: Racial Equity, Spirituality, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
The Brothers Network

A cultural organization that promotes the arts and education to foster a new intellectual voice for gay and straight men of the African Diaspora. MORE >


Send E-mail   |   267-334-4897

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Austin Relay Pride

Austin Relay Pride, formerly Austin Relay 4 Life, is to provide the bridge to the Black gay community to build unity and pride. MORE >


512-925-1179

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Entre Hermanos

Entre Hermanos exists to provide support, develop leadership and strengthen the Latino(a) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community of Seattle and King County. Entre Hermanos provides a cultural, social and emotional environment of safe health, creating a model appropriate to the needs of our GLBT Latino(a) community. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   206-322-7700

Read more: En Español, Racial Equity, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Queer People of Color Liberation Project

QPOC Liberation Project is made up of a group of Seattle-based artists, organizers and activists who have come together to create a series of theatre productions and discussion series. The group strives to be visible and validate themselves by working to create spaces where queer people of color can build community, share stories, and organize to end the multiple intersecting oppressions. MORE >


Send E-mail   |   206-467-9976

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Asian/Pacific Islander Queers United for Action

AQUA is an all-volunteer organization empowering the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning members of the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the metro Washington, DC area focusing on queer API issues and interests. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   aquadc@gmail.com

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Khush DC

An LGBT social and political organization for those of South Asian origin. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   202-237-0981

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Latino GLBT History Project

The mission is to investigate, collect, preserve and educate about the history, culture, heritage, arts, social and rich contributions of the Latino GLBT community in Washington, DC. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   202-588-0067

Read more: En Español, Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Two Spirit Society of Washington, DC

The mission is to empower Indigenous Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Two-Spirit people through social and culture activities. MORE >


Send E-mail   |   202-256-7836

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Sheba, Connexus and Project Able (Projects Of Diverse And Resilient, Inc.)

Diverse and Resilient is committed to the healthy development of LGBT people in Wisconsin through building leadership in individuals and capacity in organizations. SHEBA (Sisters Helping Each other Battle AIDS) is an African American transgender leadership development program. Connexus is an African American LGBT social and educational program. Project ABLE is a CDC-funded program for African American MSM. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   414-390-0444

Read more: HIV & Aging, Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Alaska Native Aurora Society

A support group for Alaska Native Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Men, including American Indians and those whose indigenous roots are from Alaska. MORE >


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Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
NativeOUT

Mission is to educate, gain acceptance, conduct outreach, promote visibility, encourage wellness, build alliances, and advocate for our Native American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Two-Spirit community. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   602-427-8336

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
(A)EROMESTIZA

(a)eromestiza creates dynamic live performances that incorporate complex theatrical, sound, movement and video components. These innovative productions, have been presented to national and international audiences. The productions challenge stereotypes by interpreting identity, race, sexuality and community from a queer, female and mixed-race point of view. To email the organization, please click here. MORE >


Send E-mail   |   415-558-9021

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
AGUILAS

AGUILAS is dedicated to creating a supportive, culturally sensitive environment for gay and bisexual Latinos. AGUILAS is committed to developing programs that promote health, well being and community building to foster positive self-identities, healthy relationships and leadership skills. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   415-558-8403

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
API (Asian & Pacific Islander) Family Pride

The mission of Asian and Pacific Islander Family Pride is to end the isolation of Asian and Pacific Islander families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through support, education, and dialogue. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   510-818-0887

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
BIENESTAR

BIENESTAR is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of the Latino community and other underserved communities. BIENESTAR accomplishes this through community education, prevention, mobilization, advocacy and the provision of direct social support services. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   323-727-7896 x123

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Black Gay Letters & Arts Movement (BGLAM)

BGLAM uses the arts as a vehicle both to build community between Black gay/same gender loving men and to highlight our creativity to the broader community. MORE >


415-282-2975

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
The Ark of Refuge, Inc.

The Ark of Refuge, Inc. seeks to identify, challenge and overcome the individual, social, cultural and institutional barriers, which discourage or prevent underserved populations from accessing vital services. The agency designs, implements and administers culturally sensitive programs which holistically address the complex life circumstances of individuals who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, very low income or otherwise in need of basic health and human services. MORE >


Send E-mail   |   415-861-1060 x1800

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project

The Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project's mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/gender queer and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   415-252-1444

Read more: Racial Equity, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Trikone

Trikone offers a supportive, empowering and non-judgmental environment, where LGBT South Asians can meet, make connections and proudly promote awareness and acceptance of their sexuality in society. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   trikone@trikone.org

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Zuna Institute

Zuna Institute is a national advocacy organization for Black Lesbians that addresses issues such as health, economic development, education and public policy. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   916-207-1037

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
World Pride & Power Organization

The World Pride Organization mission addresses community issues in the following areas: social justice, media education, health education, collective empowerment, cultural affirmation and community bridge building. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   303-523-3303

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

 
ZAMI, Inc.

ZAMI, Inc. is a not-for-profit collective for lesbians of African descent residing in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. ZAMI’s primary mission is to empower and affirm the lives of lesbians of color through advocacy, leadership development, support/discussion groups, social/cultural activities, drum performances, outreach and education. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   404-370-0920

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Amigas Latinas

Amigas Latinas is a support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, bisexual and questioning women of Latina heritage that provide a safe environment and offers opportunities to gather, celebrate and explore their identities and potential as women who love women. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   773-661-0940

Read more: En Español, Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Queer & Asian Series – Community Spaces (A Program Of Map For Health)

MAP is a community-based organization whose mission is to improve Asian health—particularly sexual and reproductive health—by linking people to services and promoting safer sex. Queer & Asian's line-up includes performance events, community celebrations, and Boston Pride Day. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   617-426-6755

Read more: Health, Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
QAPA

QAPA, formerly AMALGM, is the oldest Asian queer organization in the United States. QAPA is committed to providing a supportive social, political, and educational environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage (this is inclusive of A/PIs, A/PI Americans and those who are of mixed A/PI heritage) in the Boston and New England area. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   617-335-3907

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Somos Latino/as LGBT Coalition of Massachusetts

Somos Latino/as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Coalition is a non-profit organization that represents and serves the LGBT Latino/a population in Massachusetts. MORE >


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

 
Karibu House

Karibu House is a non-profit, multi-service community center that exists to promote the positive mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being and identities for lesbians, gay men, bi-attracted, and transgender (LGBT) persons of color. MORE >


Send E-mail   |   313-865-2170 x3

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
KICK – The Agency For LGBT African-Americans

KICK's mission is to increase awareness of and support to Detroit’s dynamic LGBT culture through education and advocacy with integrity and pride. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   313-438-2222

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
The GLBT Association Of Middle Eastern Americans (Al GAMEA)

A human services organization established for support, socialization and awareness in the LGBTQ Middle Eastern Community. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   313-729-7515

Read more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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