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NEW Out and Visible (Infographic)

This infographic highlights a few key findings from SAGE's report "Out and Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults." MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Financial Security / Retirement, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
NEW Out and Visible: Executive Summary

The Executive Summary of "Out and Visible" details highlights from SAGE's uniquely comprehensive, nationally representative quantitative study on aging among LGBT people. The study was conducted in March 2014 by Harris Poll. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Financial Security / Retirement, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
NEW Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults, Ages 45-75

This study explores the aging realities of LGBT people, as well as their fears, beliefs, behaviors and aspirations in areas such as healthcare, finance and retirement, support systems, housing and sources of information. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Financial Security / Retirement, Health, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
NEW Creating End-of-Life Documents for Trans Individuals

This publication is a guide to creating end-of-life documents with specific language that protects the interests of transgender individuals in having their gender identity and expression respected. MORE >


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Read more: End of Life Decisions, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Medicare and Transgender-Related Care

On May 30, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Department Appeals Board (DAB), an independent federal appeals board, ruled that Medicare must cover medically necessary care for individuals with gender dysphoria, just as it covers medically necessary care for those with other medical conditions. MORE >


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

 
Dr. Tim R. Johnston Radio Interview

Dr. Tim R. Johnston, Manager of Education and Training for SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, was interviewed on Philadelphia WWDM-AM Talk 860 by Rabbi Richard Address for the show Boomer Generation. MORE >


Read more: Aging / General Issues, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Medicare And Transgender People

This fact sheet outlines the coverage now provided to transgender people under Medicare, as of May 2014. MORE >


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

 
TGI Network of RI

TGI Network of Rhode Island is the only statewide organization providing support and advocacy for the TGI community in Rhode Island and surrounding areas. The mission is to serve the needs of the transgender, gender-variant, and intersex (TGI) communities in Rhode Island and surrounding areas through support, advocacy, and education. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (401) 441-5058

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

 
Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients

Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies is designed to assist hospitals to not only align with the best practices in the field for transgender patients but also to comply with legal and regulatory mandates. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Robyn Sullivan on SAGEWorks

Robyn Sullivan, a recent New York City resident, shares her story on how she found help and a job through SAGEWorks. MORE >


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Read more: Ageism, Employment / Workforce, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBT People: Let's Talk About Ageism

This article was originally written on The Huffington Post by Robert Espinoza, the Senior Director of Public Policy and Communications of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE). MORE >


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

 
A Practical Guide to Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This guide helps service providers learn how to ask questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to older adults in safe and respectful ways. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
FORGE Transgender Aging Network

FORGE is a progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies). MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   414-559-2123

Read more: Elder Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence / Domestic Abuse, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
ACA & Gender Discrimination

This news update describes the clarification that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obama’s Healthcare Reform Law, bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex stereotyping, which may include discrimination based on sexual orientation. MORE >


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

 
Health Care Rights and Transgender People

This document outlines the health care rights of transgender people and how to file complaints of health care discrimination. MORE >


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

 
Trans Aging: We're Still Here!

This fact sheet offers an overview of some of the issues facing transgender older adults and answers some common questions. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Top 10 Ways to Begin Creating LGBT Safety & Inclusivity for Aging Services

A handy list of tips for aging service providers on creating LGBT-affirming programs and agencies. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults

This publication addresses the concerns of transgender older adults on issues such as financial security, health and overall well-being. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Gaining Visibility: The Challenges Facing Transgender Elders

This article examines the realities of various transgender older adults around the country, from North Carolina to Colorado. This article originally appeared in “Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults,” by SAGE and the National Center for Transgender Equality. MORE >


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

 
I Have a Transgender Client

This fact sheet for service providers of older adults provides answers to commonly asked questions regarding transgender clients. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Long-term Services & Supports for Transgender People

This article discusses the policy implications of the growing number of transgender older adults and the need for increased long-term services and support for this marginalized population. MORE >


Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Trans Inclusion in LGBT Orgs

This article addresses how organizations serving LGBT older adults can better serve transgender people. MORE >


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Standards of Care

The goal of this publication is to provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves, in order to maximize their overall health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment. MORE >


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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

 
Transgender 101: Serving Gender Variant Crime Victims

Fast-paced, 90-minute webinar that focuses on basic transgender information. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Intimate Partner Violence / Domestic Abuse, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Driver's License Policies State by State

This interactive map, developed by National Center for Transgender Equality, shows the policies of each state for changing name and gender designation on driver's licenses. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
A Blueprint for Equality

The Blueprint for Equality presents an ambitious agenda for the transgender equality movement through federal policy change. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
A Practical Guide to Creating Welcoming Agencies

This publication highlights practical tips and suggested actions to help create inclusive and welcoming services for LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Health, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Fair Housing and Transgender People

This document outlines the housing rights of transgender people and how to file complaints of housing discrimination. MORE >


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

 
How To Gather Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings

This publication addresses the issue of how to obtain sexual orientation and gender identity data in clinical settings. It provides guidance on how to ask questions on patient registration forms and how clinicians can ask questions during medical visits. This second brief addresses concerns about confidentiality with EHRs and other potential barriers to collecting data on LGBT identity. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Health, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Understanding the New Passport Gender Change Policy

This resource from the National Center for Transgender Equality provides information about when you need a passport and addresses specific concerns for transgender people, including how to change your name and gender information on your passport, how to apply for a new passport, and more. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, 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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Trans Power and Control Tactics

This short document lists trans-specific power and control tactics that can be used against and by trans people in couple relationships. MORE >


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Read more: Elder Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence / Domestic Abuse, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
FORGE Transgender Aging Network Services and Resources

A list of available services and resources about transgender aging. MORE >


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

 
Selected Transgender Aging Network Publications

A list of various policy briefs, practice tips and other documents available about transgender aging. MORE >


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Q & A About the Veteran's Health Administration Transgender Healthcare Directive

Q & A by National Center for Transgender Equality explaining the transgender healthcare directive issued by the Veterans Health Administration. MORE >


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

 
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

 
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

 
Quick Tips for Caregivers of Transgender Clients

Tips from FORGE/Transgender Aging Network, a partner of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging MORE >


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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

 
Answers to Your Questions about Transgender People

This publication is a fact sheet, written in a Q&A format, about transgender issues, differences between sex and gender, types of discrimination transgender people may face, ways to be supportive of trans friends or family, and a significant listing of resources and places to seek out more information. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Talking About Transgender-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Laws

This short booklet gives the reader talking points when faced with conversations that cite falsehoods or misinformation about transgender inclusion (such as "bathroom panic"). It also highlights non-discrimination policies and ultimately summarizes why transgender people should be protected with regard to employment, housing, and public accommodations. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Letter from SSA to National Center for Transgender Equality

This letter from the Social Security Administration to the National Center for Transgender Equality explains that gender data is optional, and should not be a basis for any adverse action against an employee. The letter recommends that employers not submit gender data to avoid any problems. MORE >


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Read more: Employment / Workforce, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
A Guide to Changing California & Federal Identity Documents to Match Your Gender Identity

This guide provides details on how people can petition to change their name and gender in California on various state and Federal documents, including information regarding the Social Security Administration, U.S. Passport Agency, Department of Motor Vehicles, and birth certificates. MORE >


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Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Overcoming Voting Obstacles

Transgender people may find voting to be an intimidating process for many reasons. This document lays out the issues that transgender people may face when attempting to vote and ways to overcome those issues. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Joint statement by SLDN and National Center for Transgender Equality

This is a joint statement by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and National Center for Transgender Equality explaining what it means to be transgender in the Armed Forces in light of the then-pending repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. MORE >


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

 
State by State Guide to Laws That Prohibit Discrimination Against Transgender People

This fact sheet (from 2010) covers what states specifically have laws against discriminating against transgender people in employment, housing, and public accommodations. States covered include: CA, CO, HI, IL, IA, MD, ME, MN, NJ, NM, NC, OR, RI, VT, WA, and Washington DC. MORE >


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Snapshot Report: Advancing Transgender Equality

In this publication, the Movement Advancement Project discusses the barriers to equality and challenges the transgender population faces. The four major categories covered are: physical and mental health, safety and physical security, legal documentation and relationships, and employment and self-sufficiency. MORE >


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

 
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

 
Sexual Violence, Elder Abuse, and Sexuality of Transgender Adults Age 50+

This article includes information on what transgender older adults view as elder abuse, along with their experiences of sexual violence. MORE >


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Read more: Elder Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence / Domestic Abuse, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Transgender People

This guide will provide practical ideas for how LGBT organizations can take concrete steps to providing a more welcoming environment for transgender people. It will also directly address the challenges and opportunities that arise in this process. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
10 Tips for Working with Transgender Individuals

This tip sheet is intended for health care providers to become more culturally competent in working with transgender individuals. MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Transitioning Our Shelters

Homelessness is a crisis in the United States. With this challenge, it can be hard for shelters to figure out how to make their shelters safe for transgender people. This publication is for shelters that wish to make their shelters safe for all people by making a few minor but important policy adjustments. MORE >


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Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations

 
Transgender Elders and SOFFAS

This paper was originally presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in August 2002. It is an introductory explanation of the issues and concerns of aging transgender people and SOFFAS (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies), to begin the dialogue on what inclusion of trans people will really mean. MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving, Transgender, 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

 
Gender Alliance of the South Sound

The Gender Alliance of the South Sound (GASS) is located in southern Puget Sound region of Washington state that provides support, community outreach, resources, peer counseling, and social activities for individuals who are transgender, crossgendered, intersexed, androgyne, gender variant, cross-dressing or whose expression of gender is different from their assigned gender at birth. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (253) 383-2318

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

 
Tacoma Lesbian Concern

Tacoma Lesbian Concern is a non-profit organization that provides local lesbians with social activities, networking opportunities, and education and political awareness. The organization also offers a monthly calendar of activities and rotating events. MORE >


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

 
Yellowstone AIDS Project

The Yellowstone AIDS Project is a non-profit organization in Billings, MT that offers free and anonymous HIV testing, community outreach that focuses on HIV and STD prevention and education, and programs and services. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (406) 245-2029

Read more: HIV & Aging, Transgender, 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

 
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