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NEW The Trans Person's Guide to Get or Change All of the Life Documents

This publication is chock-full of specific steps and how-to’s to help transgender people in New York State manage the process of changing names, gender markers, and identity documents from driver’s licenses to passports. MORE >


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

 
NEW SHE (Strong. Healthy. Energized.) Facilitator's Guide

The SHE Facilitator Guide provides information on the Strong, Healthy, Energized (SHE), a facilitator-led, group-based health and fitness program for older (age 60+) lesbian and bisexual women. The SHE program is designed to help participants develop healthier eating habits and improve their physical fitness, specifically through a walking initiative. SHE also promotes stress management and a caring, engaged, group environment. MORE >


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

 
NEW SHE (Strong. Healthy. Energized.) Participant's Guide

The SHE Participant's Guide provides information on the Strong, Healthy, Energized (SHE), a facilitator-led, group-based health and fitness program for older (age 60+) lesbian and bisexual women. The SHE program is designed to help participants develop healthier eating habits and improve their physical fitness, specifically through a walking initiative. SHE also promotes stress management and a caring, engaged, group environment. MORE >


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

 
NEW Six Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know About Adult Vaccinations

This fact sheet highlights the importance of vaccinations for adults. MORE >


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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 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 & 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

 
NEW Issues Facing Bisexual Americans

This publication provides a summary of the myriad issues facing bisexual people in the US, including around poverty, employment, violence and health as well as recommendations for change. MORE >


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

 
NEW Volunteers for Your SMP Program

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. This tip sheet provides suggestions on how to outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, in order that they become volunteers in the SMP network. MORE >


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

 
NEW LGB Medicare Fraud Prevention

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) developed this handout to be given out to lesbian, gay and bisexual older adultsthat includes the SMP targeted messaging of "Protect, Detect, Report." MORE >


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

 
NEW Providing Services to LGB Older Adults: Tips for SMP Staff and Volunteers

This tip sheet is intended for Senior Medicare Patrol staff and volunteers to provide basic information on the lesbian, gay and bisexual older adult communities. MORE >


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

 
NEW Providing Services to Transgender Older Adults: Tips for SMP Staff and Volunteers

This tip sheet, developed by SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and FORGE Transgender Aging Network, is intended for SMP staff and volunteers to provide basic information on working with transgender older adults. MORE >


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

 
NEW Transgender Older Adults & Medicare Fraud Prevention

SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and FORGE Transgender Aging Network developed this handout to be given out to transgender older adults as part of the Senior Medicare Patrol volunteer program. It provides information about specific issues related to Medicare fraud protection and the transgender community. MORE >


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Policy Recommendations for Improving the Health of Older Adults with HIV

This issue brief describes the need for an expansion of Medicaid coverage offered through the Affordable Care Act and other policy recommendations related to older adults living with HIV. MORE >


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

 
Servicios Inclusivos Para Personas Mayores LGBT

Esta guía se desarrolló para ayudar a los proveedores de servicios a entender las barreras especiales que enfrentan las personas mayores LGBT, así como las muchas maneras para mejorar y ampliar la continuacion de la atención médica y los servicios disponibles. MORE >


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

 
LGBT Older Adults, HIV and the Affordable Care Act

This Issue Brief looks at HIV and aging among LGBT older people and what the ACA has done to support this population. Additionally, this brief offers information to help people with HIV understand their new health options and to support their overall health and wellness. MORE >


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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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Discrimination Against LGBT Workers

This publication provides a series of information including which states have non-discrimination laws and local level non-discrimination ordinances, and which do not. MORE >


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

 
Improving Aging Services for LGBT Veterans

This fact sheet gives information on current (as of April 2014) information on LGBT veterans' benefits and concerns. MORE >


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LGBT Housing Initiative Descriptions

Throughout the United States, several agencies have created or is in the process of developing valuable services for the LGBT senior community. This document lists these organization and give a description of the work they do in serving this population. MORE >


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A Guide for LGBT People Choosing Healthcare Plans

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment deadline was March 31, 2014. There are a number of LGBT-specific resources available for you and your patients or clients to learn more about the ACA and how to get healthcare insurance coverage. This guide will help explain those possibilities. MORE >


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Study of Health Centers and Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Questions

In order to better understand how a diverse group of people would respond when these questions are asked, several hundred patients at four health centers across the United States were surveyed about asking sexual orientation and gender identity questions in their health centers. This publication summarizes the results of this study. MORE >


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UK Care Home Survey

Based on a non-random survey of 189 staff in residential homes for older people in England, this three-page document provides a summary of staff's attitudes, knowledge and practices in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans residents. MORE >


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Opening Doors: An Investigation of Barriers to LGBT Senior Housing

Ten-state testing investigation partnered with SAGE to show adverse treatment toward same-sex couples seeking housing in senior-living facilities. MORE >


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The Freedom to Serve & The Freedom to Work

This report documents disparities for LGBT Service Members and Veterans in the United States. MORE >


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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

 
Southeast Michigan Rainbow Resource Guide

This guide was developed to help LGBT older adults identify providers who have reported being LGBT-friendly. MORE >


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Silver Lining Resource Guide - Colorado

This guide provides an extensive list of resources, subdivided by category, to assist the LGBT elders of Boulder, Colorado in accessing LGBT-friendly services. MORE >


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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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Employment Discrimination & LGBT Seniors

This fact sheet from Lambda Legal details the issues that LGBT older adults face in the workforce. MORE >


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Optimizing LGBT Health Under the Affordable Care Act

This brief explains how the Affordable Care Act will benefit LGBT Americans, particularly through better data collection, stronger nondiscrimination policies, a new essential health benefits standard and other insurance reforms, and coverage expansions. MORE >


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

 
Older Workers' Attitudes on Work and Retirement

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted a national survey of 1,024 adults ages 50 and over. The study does not highlight LGBT workers in particular but gives an illuminating look at older Americans views on working and retirement. MORE >


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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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Residents' Rights and the LGBT Community

In recognition of Residents' Rights Month and National Coming Out Day, the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center released a new consumer fact sheet titled produced by NORC in collaboration with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and Lambda Legal about LGBT residents rights in nursing home. MORE >


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Intimate Partner Violence In LGBTQ 2012

This is the most comprehensive report in the US to date, on IPV and sexual orientation and gender identity. MORE >


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

 
Health Coverage Options

This flyer delineates three easy steps to obtain health insurance under the ACA. It also indicates how LGBT older people will benefit from the ACA. MORE >


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The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS and Aging

This fact sheet gives a snapshot of the HIV epidemic in older adults. It also points to problems they face and provides actions needed to address these challenges. MORE >


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Affordable Housing for LGBT Older Adults

This article from the Summer 2013 issue of SAGEMatters, highlights a variety of LGBT housing projects around the country and the issues facing LGBT older adults and housing security. MORE >


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Supreme Court's DOMA decision and New York

Thinking about getting married in New York now that part of DOMA has been overturned? Read through this article by Thomas Sciacca, Esq. for an overview of different considerations. MORE >


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Needs of LGBT Older Adults in San Francisco

This report examines results of a survey of more than 600 LGBT older adults in San Francisco in 2013. MORE >


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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

 
How Medicare is Affected by DOMA's Overturn

This fact sheet briefly describes how your access to Medicare may be affected if you are in a legal marriage, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act on June 26, 2013. MORE >


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After DOMA: What it Means for You - Medicare

This publication from a number of LGBT legal and advocacy groups addresses the spousal protections of Medicare, the federal health insurance program for adults 65 and older, as well as for certain younger people with disabilities. MORE >


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LGBT Employment Discrimination: MAP Report

This report examines the myriad injustices facing LGBT workers in the American workforce—and highlights how these injustices negatively impact both workers and employers. It outlines how LGBT employees who work just as hard as their non-LGBT counterparts face multiple barriers to fair and equal treatment. MORE >


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LGBT Employment Discrimination (Condensed Version)

This condensed version of the full report examines the myriad injustices facing LGBT workers in the American workforce. MORE >


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LGBT Employment Discrimination (Executive Summary)

This five-page executive summary of the full report examines the myriad injustices facing LGBT workers in the American workforce. MORE >


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Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People

In collaboration with transgender health care providers, researchers and front-line staff, Fenway Institute of Health created a helpful tool of best practices for front-line health care staff to provide affirmative care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. MORE >


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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

 
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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Diagnoses of HIV Infection among Adults 50+, 2007-1010

This report is intended to guide public health strategies that focus on preventing the spread of HIV among older adults in the United States and U.S. dependent areas as well as to assist with planning for HIV treatment and care needs. MORE >


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LGBT Families and Social Security

This publication highlights the lack of full Social Security benefits that are created by lack of relationship and family recognition. MORE >


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Identifying and Assisting LGBT Elder Abuse Clients: A Guide for Abuse Professionals

This comprehensive article, written for abuse professionals, discusses warning signs for LGBT elder abuse. MORE >


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Preventing, Recognizing, and Addressing LGBT Elder Abuse

This comprehensive article, written for for LGBT older adults and their loved ones, discusses warning signs for LGBT elder abuse. MORE >


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Research Brief about LGBT Elder Abuse

This 4-page research brief, developed by the National Center on Elder Abuse, describes information related to LGBT elder abuse. MORE >


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Providing Quality Care to LGBT Clients with Dementia

A practical guide out of the U.K. for health care providers working with dementia patients to become aware of clients' sexual orientation or transgender identity and how to address the specific needs of these clients. MORE >


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Caught in the Budget Battle

How the 'Fiscal Showdown' Impacts Gay and Transgender Americans MORE >


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LGBT Caregiver Concerns (Alzheimer's)

This brochure is for LGBT caregivers for persons with dementia, helping to navigate community resources and options for support. MORE >


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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

 
Social Security Benefits and DOMA: Can I do Anything Now to Preserve My Rights?

This document summarizes how to preserve seniors' rights to Social Security benefits until the day the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is gone. MORE >


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GLBT Seniors Advocacy Project

The GLBT Seniors Advocacy Project of San Francisco presents its mission, services provided and contact information. MORE >


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Legal Plans (Alzheimer's)

Legal Plans' is a brochure with recommendations for assisting the caregiver and the person with dementia in making legal arrangements. MORE >


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One-Sheet: Social Security Benefits and DOMA

This document, written prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in June 2013 overturning Section 3 of DOMA, summarized how to preserve seniors' rights to Social Security benefits. MORE >


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NRC teaches LGBT cultural competence

This article describes the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging's cultural competency training using a case study in culture shifts from Lexington, Kentucky. MORE >


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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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National Resource Center on LGBT Aging: Informational Flyer

This flyer briefly describes the mission and purpose of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. MORE >


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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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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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NRC's Cultural Competency Training Results

This document highlights results from an evaluation of the trainings delivered between February 2011 and February 2012. MORE >


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Act now! OAA reauthorization

Robert Espinoza, Senior Director of Public Policy and Communications at SAGE, discusses the importance of including LGBT older adults in the Older Americans Act in this article published in Aging Today, the bimonthly newspaper of the American Society on Aging. MORE >


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National LGBT Caregiver Support Group

LGBT Caregiver Telephone Support Group - Program Announcement MORE >


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Welcoming LGBT Elders in Long Term Care

As long as there have been nursing homes, there have been residents living in them who are LGBT. MORE >


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Coming Out Can Be Ageless

This fact sheet answer questions about coming out later in life. MORE >


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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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PlainViews: Special Issue Focuses on the LGBT Health

This newsletter, published by HealthCare Chaplaincy, focuses on LGBT issues from the chaplaincy and palliative care disciplines. MORE >


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Giving Someone a Power of Attorney For Your Health Care

This guide, with an easy to use legal form for all adults, is prepared by the American Bar Association. MORE >


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Aging Bisexuals-What's Your BiQ?

This fact sheet offers information for and about aging bisexual people. MORE >


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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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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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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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LGBT Americans: What to Know about Affordable Care Act

This fact sheet discusses the top five things that one should know about the Affordable Care Act, a health care law signed into law in March 2010. MORE >


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Freedom to Serve: The Definitive Guide to Military Service

This guide provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender service members with a comprehensive overview of laws and policies that are relevant to their military service, as well as practical information for advocates and friends of gay and transgender service members. MORE >


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Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit

This publication, by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, informs health care providers and prevention specialists about the health experiences of LGBT populations. Understanding the health issues of LGBT individuals is a significant step in improving access to care and the quality of behavioral health services. MORE >


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HIV Ages 50 and Up

A one-page fact sheet by ActionAIDS on HIV in people age 50 and up. MORE >


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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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Ensuring LGBT Access to HUD Housing Programs

This article discusses the new HUD regulations that aim to protect LGBT individuals and couples. In addition, the article overviews what to do if one suspects that housing discrimination is occurring. MORE >


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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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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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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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Why Gather Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings

This publication explains how gathering data on sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings will help understand lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health disparities, and how it is consistent with key recommendations in Healthy People 2020, the 2011 Institute of Medicine report on LGBT health issues and research gaps, and the Affordable Care Act. MORE >


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Hospital to Home: Plan for a Smooth Transition

This publication is designed to address the often unexpected challenges many seniors face when returning home from a hospital stay. Failure to manage medications, make follow-up doctor's appointments, and obtain the physical assistance they need can often lead to seniors' readmission to the hospital. MORE >


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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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LGBT Guidelines for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

This publication includes the hospital guidelines as mandated by the Department of Health & Human Services regarding hospital visitations and designation of a health care representative pertinent to the LGBT population. MORE >


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A Know-Your-Rights Guide for LGBT Elders in California

This publication is designed to inform LGBT older adults of various available services and benefits, including LGBT-friendly housing and service providers and benefits for people with disabilities. It also overviews California's anti-discrimination laws and how to address discrimination or mistreatment. MORE >


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A Guide to LGBT Caregiving

This guide examines the issues that arise in LGBT caregiving, as LGBT individuals may encounter special challenges whether they are acting as caregivers or are the ones in need of care. MORE >


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A Guide to LGBT Caregiving - Chinese Edition

This guide, written in Chinese, examines the issues that arise in LGBT caregiving, as LGBT individuals may encounter special challenges whether they are acting as caregivers or are the ones in need of care. MORE >


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A Guide to LGBT Caregiving - Spanish Edition

Esta guía, escrita en Español, examina las situaciones que surgen a raíz del cuido a personas dentro de la comunidad LGBT. Personas dentro de dícha comunidad encuentran retos especiales ya sea fungiendo como la persona que brinda el cuido o la que lo recibe. MORE >


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A Guide to LGBT Caregiving - Russian Edition

This guide, written in Russian, examines the issues that arise in LGBT caregiving, as LGBT individuals may encounter special challenges whether they are acting as caregivers or are the ones in need of care. MORE >


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CÓMO NAVEGAR EL SISTEMA

Esta publicación está diseñada para informar a los adultos mayores LGBT de los diversos servicios y beneficios disponibles, incluyendo proveedores de vivienda y servicios que simpatizan con las personas LGBT y beneficios para las personas con discapacidades. MORE >


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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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Executive Summary: The Health Report

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


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Protect Your Rights - Fair Housing

This document serves to inform LGBT people on how to protect themselves against housing discrimination. MORE >


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Advancing Effective Communication for LGBT Patients

This guide, published by The Joint Commission, contains a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources, and testimonials designed to assist hospital staff in improving quality of care by enhancing their efforts to provide care that is more welcoming, safe, and inclusive of LGBT patients and families. MORE >


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Intergenerational LGBT Toolkit

This toolkit, developed in the UK, is designed to provide the building blocks to understand the importance and potential of intergenerational working for the LGBT community, but also, provide providers with the foundations to run a project on their own. 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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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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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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The LGBT Senior Population's Risk of Elder Abuse

This short article gives an overview of LGBT elder abuse issues. MORE >


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HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the U.S.

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


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How to Age with HIV - Gracefully

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


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Good training, good care

Article on the importance and need for LGBT training for aging services providers. MORE >


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A Timetable Round up of Recent LGBT Research

A recap of the latest LGBT research in the U.S. over the past 2 years. MORE >


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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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An Ally's Guide to Terminology

Designed for new allies who want to support LGBT Americans but often face an array of confusing terminology and language, this short guide offers an overview of essential vocabulary, terms to avoid, and a few key messages for talking about various issues. MORE >


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Language and LGBT Housing

What language will baby boomers use to describe aging, and how will they accept its challenges? Rainbow Vision Santa Fe, a community offering active adult, independent, assisted, transitional and respite living services, has been engaged in re-examining and exploring language that adequately describes stages of aging, and the experience of their member residents, since 2004. MORE >


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FORGE Transgender Aging Network Services and Resources

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


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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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HIV Turns 30 - Audio Transcript

AoA Webinar: Positive Aging: HIV Turns 30 - transcript of the audio taken from the webinar. MORE >


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Nondiscrimination Laws in the U.S.

This document is a detailed, color-coded map of the United States of America that shows which states have laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression. 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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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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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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Lifelines: Documents to Protect Your Family

This publication contains information about essential documents that will help you protect yourself and your loved ones in the event of illness, disability, or death. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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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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LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field

This publication highlights that many LGBT older adults experience regular discrimination in long-term care facilities. MORE >


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Stories from the Field

This excerpt from LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field discusses legal rights and responsibilities of LGBT older adults. MORE >


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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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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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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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R^3 Report

This report emphasizes the importance of communication between a patient and health care provider. It addresses the issue that disclosure of one's sexual orientation can potentially affect quality of health care but also reaffirms that there are several federal laws in place that protect patients from various forms of discrimination. 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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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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Healthcare Equality Index 2011

The Healthcare Equality Index is an annual survey of healthcare policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients and their families. This report details the results of the 2011 survey, outlining the information provided by 87 survey respondents. MORE >


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Guide to Senior Care: Medicare, Home Care and Assisted Living

This publication is designed to help children in deciding how to best support their senior parents. It offers options and tools on how to best be supportive to their loved ones, while still maintaining if independence if possible. MORE >


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Find the Dollars You Deserve

This guide compiles a list of potential grant opportunities for organizations working with LGBT older adults. MORE >


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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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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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Ready to Serve? The Aging Network and Older LGB and T People

This report presents findings from a nationwide survey of Area Agencies on Aging on their current work with LGBT older adults and their capacity to meet the specific needs of LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Supporting Direct Care Workers in Caring for Aging LGBT Individuals

This brief provides a succinct overview of the challenges that LGBT older adults face when attempting to access direct care services, and recommends concrete actions that lawmakers, administrators and direct care workers can take to effect permanent changes in public policies and attitudes that will improve long-term care for LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Take the Power: Tools for Life and Financial Planning

Lambda Legal has prepared this toolkit, with information on creating wills, protecting your medical and end-of-life decisions, and more, so that you can take the power and create a more secure future for yourself and your family. MORE >


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Toma el control: Herramientas de planificación legal y financiera

Lambda Legal ha preparado esta guía para ayudarte a tomar el control, de manera que puedas crear un futuro más seguro para ti y tu familia. MORE >


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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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Keeping Aging LGBT Elders Well-Served

This article features information regarding the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and its director, Hilary Meyer. It describes the need for LGBT aging services, challenges that face LGBT older adults, and Meyer's overall vision for the National Resource Center. MORE >


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Report on Baby Boomers and Older Adults

This report highlights a study done on Baby Boomers and older adults to identify the type of aging-related information they are most interested in receiving, their concerns about aging, their interest in using long-term services and supports, and their preferred ways of getting information about aging topics. MORE >


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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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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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LGBT Older Adults: Rethinking Aging Laws for Today's Older Adults

This brief describes how current federal and state laws are based around the assumption of marriage and thus exclude same-sex couples, widowed men and women—LGBT and heterosexual alike—and those who never married. This brief offers concrete policy recommendations that would increase the breadth of older adults protected under aging policies. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults and Estate Tax and Inheritance

This issue brief details how current estate and inheritance laws fail to recognize LGBT people's relationships, contributing to LGBT older adult's financial insecurity. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults and Exclusion from Aging Programs and Services

This brief details LGBT older adults' reluctance to access mainstream aging service providers and programs, which can increase their sense of social isolation, as well as the delay in seeking medical treatment, ultimately impacting their mental and physical health. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults: Facing Legal Barriers to Taking Care of Loved Ones

This brief discusses the exclusions LGBT people face in caregiving laws, such as the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and the barriers they may face when visiting a partner or making end-of-life or medical decisions. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults: Facts at a Glance

This fact sheet details the discrimination LGBT older adults face in accessing benefits, Social Security, health care, public and private housing, as well as in certain legal situations. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults: Falling Through the Safety Net

This brief documents the unequal treatment LGBT older adults face under three key aspects to successful aging: financial security, good health and health care, and community engagement. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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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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LGBT Older Adults and Inhospitable Health Care Environments

This brief details the hostility or discrimination LGBT older adults might face in professional care settings, and the uneven knowledge and enforcement of Non-Discrimination Acts in public accommodations and housing. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults and Long-Term Care Under Medicaid

This brief focuses on Medicaid—the largest payer of long-term care in the US—and how spousal impoverishment protections and spend-down exemptions exclude LGBT couples or families of choice, often leaving the partner of the Medicaid recipient financially bereft. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults and Pensions

This brief describes how retirement pensions are routinely denied to same-sex partners, and how this lack of pension protection can devastate an LGBT partner. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults and Social Security

This brief details how LGBT adults' ineligibility for Social Security spousal benefits, survivor benefits, and death benefits significantly reduces retirement income, up to 32 percent less than their heterosexual counterparts. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults and Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans

This brief details the unequal treatment and additional tax penalties LGBT older adults face when inheriting or when they are designated as the beneficiary for a tax-qualified retirement plan. MORE >


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Gay and Lesbian Elders: Estate Planning and End-of-Life Decision Making

This one-click download through SSRN will take you to a law review article discussing estate planning for gay and lesbian elders. MORE >


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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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LGBT Older Adults: NYS Nursing Homes

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults have many legal rights while in the care of a nursing home in New York State, including the right to be free from discrimination, neglect and emotional and physical abuse. MORE >


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Planning Tips for LGBT Individuals and Couples

Offers guidance and advice to LGBT Boomers in the areas of legacy planning,employee benefits, health care, financial and retirement planning. MORE >


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Still Out, Still Aging

Expanding on insights gained from its 2006 award-winning Out and Aging study conducted in partnership with the American Society on Aging's LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN), "Still Out, Still Aging" provides both an update and broader scope in looking at the LGBT population in comparison to the general population. MORE >


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Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know about Diabetes

An itemized, easy-to-read health tip sheet that discusses the disease, the most at-risk populations, as well as best-practices for living successfully and comfortably with the disease. MORE >


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Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know about Falls Prevention

An itemized, easy-to-read health tip sheet that discusses the prevalence and dangers of falling, and ways to minimize your risk of falling in and out of the home. MORE >


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Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know about Heart Disease

An itemized, easy-to-read health tip sheet that discusses heart disease, its effects and toll on the body, and ways to age comfortably with the disease. MORE >


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Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know about HIV/AIDS

An itemized, easy-to-read health tip sheet, describing HIV/ AIDS, at-risk populations, and the ways in which it has disproportionately affected LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults: Snapshot Report

This is a summary of the report Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults, which examines the unique challenges LGBT older adults face as they age. MORE >


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Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults: Full Report

This report examines the unique challenges LGBT older adults face as they age and how these challenges make it harder for LGBT elders to achieve three key elements of successful aging: financial security, good health and health care, and social support and community engagement. MORE >


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Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults: Large Print Version

This report examines the unique challenges LGBT older adults face as they age and how these challenges make it harder for LGBT elders to achieve three key elements of successful aging: financial security, good health and health care, and social support and community engagement. Note: This is the large-print version of the report. MORE >


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Growing Older With The Epidemic

This paper details what we know about HIV among older adults, what we do not yet understand, and what improvements can be made to better prepare the country to care for this population. MORE >


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Outing Age 2010: Public Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders

An update to the groundbreaking Outing Age report issued in 2000, Outing Age 2010 presents an in-depth look at public policy issues and the challenges facing the millions of LGBT older adults in the country. MORE >


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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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Tips for Representing LGBT Victims of Domestic Violence in Court

This is a short tip sheet for attorneys working with LGBT domestic violence cases. MORE >


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LGBTQ Partner Abuse

A short fact sheet on partner abuse in LGBTQ couples. MORE >


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Achieve Magazine: Focus on Aging with HIV

Achieve Magazine is a quarterly journal on HIV prevention, treatment and research. This issue, from Fall 2009, focused on HIV and aging. 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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HIV Risk for Lesbians, Bisexuals & WSW

This 22-page publication by the Women's Institute's at GMHC discusses the risks associated with HIV transmission amongst women who have sex with women. MORE >


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Planning with Purpose: Legal Basics for LGBT Elders

Provides basic information about select areas of the law that are important to LGBT elders, especially individuals and couples who are age 55 and over. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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Medicaid and HIV/AIDS

A 2-page fact sheet describing Medicaid eligibility and HIV/AIDS. MORE >


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Medicare and HIV/AIDS

A 2-page fact sheet describing Medicare eligibility and HIV/AIDS. MORE >


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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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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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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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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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Previniendo el VIH en Adultos Mayores

Este artículo explica qué son el VIH y el SIDA, cómo prevenirlos, cómo el envejecer los hace más peligrosos, consejos para hablar con su médico, los tratamientos disponibles y lo que puede hacer y cómo lidiar si contrae VIH/SIDA. MORE >


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El VIH y los Adultos Mayores

Una publicación que examina las estadísticas, como también las dificultades de envejecer con VIH. MORE >


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HIV and Older Adults

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


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LGBT Community and Domestic Violence: Information and Resources

This is a compilation of information and resources on domestic violence in the LGBT community. MORE >


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Out and Aging: The MetLife Study of Lesbian & Gay Baby Boomers

This study on LGBT Baby Boomers was conducted by MetLife Mature Market Institute in conjunction with the Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LAIN) of the American Society on Aging and Zogby International. MORE >


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Research On Older Adults with HIV (ROAH)

ROAH is a comprehensive research study of 1000 people over the age of 50 living with HIV in New York City. MORE >


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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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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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LGBT Domestic Violence Fact Sheet

This is a short introduction to domestic violence among same-sex couples. MORE >


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The Graying of AIDS

A full-color magazine with stories and pictures of those getting older with HIV. MORE >


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HIV/AIDS Among People Over Age 50

The fact sheet provide information specific to NYC as well as nationally about HIV/AIDS among people over Age 50. MORE >


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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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Why Gay Marriage is an Issue for Abuse Professionals

This article explores how the lack of legal marriage both contributes to LGBT elder abuse and makes it harder for victims to leave. MORE >


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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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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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LGBT Elders: Elder Abuse and Neglect Issues

This is a reprint of one of the earliest (1997) articles on LGBT elder abuse. MORE >


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Power and Control in LGBT Relationships

This "power and control wheel" specifies the tactics that may be used by abusers of LGBT people. MORE >


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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

 
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