LGBTQ+ Aging Research Connections Opportunities

LGBTQ+ Research Particpation Opprotunities

January 2023

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LGBT Adults Aged 50 and Older In The US During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Using data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey (HPS) collected July 21, 2021 to August 8, 2022, we explore the demographics, health, and economic experiences of older LGBT adults during the COVID-19 pandemic as compared with straight/cisgender older adults.

January 2023 | Williams Institute authored by, Lauren J.A. Bouton, Amanda M. Brush, Ilan H. Meyer

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From Planning to Action: LGBTQ+ Inclusive Area Agencies on Aging

On January 17, SAGE and the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging hosted a virtual webinar featuring speakers from ACL and Area Agencies on Aging.

January 2023 | Hosted by SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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Person-centered, Trauma-informed Care of Transgender Older Adults

This guide aims to explain the why and how of providing person-centered and trauma-informed care to transgender older adults in practical language. The concepts shared in this guide are useful for anyone working in health and aging services where a focus on individualized support is optimal for overall health and well-being.

January 2023 | FORGE and SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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Cuidados centrados en la persona y atención informada sobre el trauma para adultos mayores transgénero

La presente guía tiene como objeto explicar por qué y de qué manera brindar Atención Informada sobre el Trauma a los adultos mayores transgénero en términos prácticos

January 2023 | FORGE and SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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The Importance of Brain Health for LGBTQ+ Individuals

This fact sheet describes why LGBTQ+ people should care about brain health and steps we can take to improve brain health.

January 2023 | SAGE and Genetech

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Marriage, Medicare, and Medicaid: What Same-Sex Couples Need to Know

Tips for same-sex couples who are married or thinking about marriage so you can understand how marriage affects Medicare and Medicaid rights.

January 2023 | Justice in Aging, State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Senior Medicare Patrol, and SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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Matrimonio, Medicare y Medicaid: QUÉ DEBEN SABER LAS PAREJAS DEL MISMO SEXO

Claves para comprender de qué manera afecta el matrimonio los derechos a Medicare y Medicaid en las parejas casadas del mismo sexo.

January 2023 | Justice in Aging, State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Senior Medicare Patrol, and SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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Medicare & Transgender Older Adults

Transgender older adults have unique health care needs. Here’s what Medicare is doing to address them.

January 2023 | Justice in Aging, State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Senior Medicare Patrol, and SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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Medicare y los Adultos Mayores Transgénero

Los adultos mayores transgénero poseen necesidades únicas de atención médica. A continuación le explicamos lo que Medicare está haciendo por ellos en la actualidad.

January 2023 | Justice in Aging, State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Senior Medicare Patrol, and SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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Making your State Plans on Aging LGBTQ+ and HIV+ Inclusive: Goals, Objectives, Strategies and Outcomes

This handout is a supplemental update to the resource guide Strengthen Your State and Local Aging Plan: A Practical Guide for Expanding the Inclusion of LGBT Older Adults, published by the National Resource Center on LGBT in 2017.

December 2022 | National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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Language Guidance When Serving LGBTQ+ Populations

The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity (CoE LGBTQ+ BHE) has created this language guidance related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) as a resource for behavioral health practitioners to better understand the most recent language used in LGBTQ+ communities.

December 2022 | Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity

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LGBTQIA+ Behavioral Health Town Hall Resource Guide

Links to non-Federal organizations found on this resource guide are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by HRSA or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. HRSA and HHS are not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web pages found at these links

December 2022 | Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

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Supporting the Behavioral Health Workforce to Implement Best Practices for LGBTQ+ People

This tip sheet outlines actions leaders can take to support their workforce in being more welcoming and inclusive.

December 2022 | Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity

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Key Informant Perspectives on Supporting Health and Well-Being for LGBTQ+ Rural Residents, Policy Brief September 2022

This policy brief presents findings from interviews with national LGBTQ+ support and advocacy organizations regarding challenges to physical and mental health and well-being for LGBTQ+ individuals in rural communities, as well as recommendations for improving the ability to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals living in rural areas.

December 2022 | University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center

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ARE YOU THE SAME-SEX SURVIVING SPOUSE OF A DECEASED VETERAN

In 2022, the Department of Veterans Affairs changed the way it awards benefits for same-sex and LGBTQ+ survivors of lost veterans., expanding the ways that dependents of those who served in the military can qualify for Disability and Indemnity Compensation. This resource discussed eligibility criteria and what to do if you are (or are not sure if you are) eligible!

December 2022 | SAGE, Legal Services Center Harvard Law School, New York Department of Veterans' Services, and Minority Vets

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Rainbow Connections ATX

Rainbow Connections ATX exists to improve the quality and vitality of life for LGBTQIA2+ adults, ages 18 to 110, by providing connections, support, and advocacy in the greater Austin area. Rainbow Connections ATX is a program of Family Eldercare, a local non-profit that has operating in the Austin area for over 40 years.

December 2022

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Finding an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Long-term Care Community Webinar

On November 18, 2022, SAGE joined the HRC Foundation and AARP to present an informational webinar on finding an LGBTQ-inclusive long-term care community.

November 2022 | AARP, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and SAGE

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Webinar Resources - Finding an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Long-term Care Community

Resources provided during the webinar, Finding LGBTQ+ Inclusive Long-term Care Communities. View the webinar here:

November 2022

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LGBTQ+ Veteran Resources

The following resource links are available to assist LGBTQ+ Veteran. This list includes U.S. Department of Veterans Affiars (VA) resources and non-VA resources.

September 2022 | National Resource Center of LGBTQ+ Aging

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What To Do If You Suspect Monkeypox

Early detection can help stop the spread of monkeypox. Know what to look for and what to do if you suspect monkeypox.

August 2022 | CDC

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Monkeypox and Safer Sex

This fact sheet is provided by the CDC and discuss safer sex and Monkeypox.

August 2022 | CDC

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Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Bust Common Myths and the Learn the Facts

August 2022 | CDC

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Overview of COVID-19 Vaccines

A facts sheet provided by the CDC on COVID-19 Vaccines.

August 2022 | CDC

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Equity Assessment Checklist

This equity self-assessment aims to help agencies determine how effectively they are supporting communities of greatest social need. It also aims to aid in identifying areas of growth. To get started, mark the boxes next to the actions your agency or team is taking to be more inclusive to this range of service recipients.

July 2022 | Older Adults Equity Collaborative

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Cómo usar pronombres de género

Esta hoja informativa describe la importancia de los pronombres de género y cómo preguntar sobre los pronombres que usa una persona.

July 2022 | SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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Envejecimiento rural para adultos mayores LGBTQ+

Esta hoja informativa explora el envejecimiento LGBTQ+ en las comunidades rurales, un segmento que a menudo se pasa por alto dentro de las comunidades LGBTQ+.

July 2022 | SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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Trastornos por uso de sustancias y adultos mayores LGBTQ+

Esta hoja informativa nos presenta información relacionada con los trastornos de sustancias y el uso excesivo dentro de las comunidades de adultos mayores LGBTQ+.

July 2022

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Monkeypox and Gay and Bisexual Men

This fact sheet discusses emerging data regarding Monkeypox including how it is spread, symptoms, self-protective measures, discussion of why a focus on gay, bisexual, and other MSM, and much more.

June 2022 | The Fenway Institute

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Survivors Benefits for Same-sex Partners and Spouses

This fact sheet from the Social Security Administration discusses new updates regarding Survivor Benefits for Same-sex Partners and Spouses.

June 2022 | Social Security Administration

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Making your State Plan on Aging LGBTQ+ and HIV+ Inclusive: New Older Americans Act & ACL Guidelines

There is new OAA language and ACL guidance on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) and HIV+ inclusion in your State Plan. This fact sheet reviews the new guidance.

June 2022 | SAGE

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Safety Planning for LGBTQI+ Survivors

This fact sheet provides resources on safety planning LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

June 2022 | New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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Working with LGBTQ+ Individuals: A Factsheet for Crisis Hotline Responders

This research-driven factsheet aims to assist non-LGBTQ+ specific hotlines in working with LGBTQ+ individuals in a crisis response setting. It discusses tips for individual crisis responders in working with LGBTQ+ individuals and also discusses tips for crisis response organizations in supporting LGBTQ+ communities as a whole.

May 2022 | Thomas Godwin

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Working with LGBTQ+ Individuals: A Brief FactSheet for Crisis Hotline Responders

This brief fact sheet aims to assist hotlines in working with LGBTQ+ individuals in a crisis response setting. It provides some context for the importance of being LGBTQ+ inclusive on hotlines and then discusses tips for crisis responders in working with LGBTQ+ individuals.

May 2022 | Thomas Godwin

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Supporting LGBTQ+ People with Parkinson's: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Community Centers and Health Centers

The Parkinson’s Foundation and SAGE co-created this guide to highlight things you can do right now to support LGBTQ+ people living with Parkinson's disease (PD) in your community.

May 2022 | Parkinson's Foundation and SAGE

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National Honor LGBTQ+ Elder Day Resource Guide

May 16 is National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day, a time to pay tribute to those who have paved the way for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community to obtain and continue to seek important legislation and rights. We have numerous elders to thank for the strides made over the last several decades towards equality.

May 2022 | National Center on Elder Abuse and SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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How to Use Gender Pronouns

This fact sheet describes the importance of gender pronouns and how to ask about the pronouns a person uses.

April 2022 | National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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Rural Aging for LGBTQ+ Older Adults

This fact sheet explores LGBTQ+ Aging in rural communities, an often-overlooked segment within LGBTQ+ communities.

April 2022 | National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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Substance Use Disorders and LGBTQ+ Older Adults

This fact sheet introduces us to information related to substance disorders and overuse within LGBTQ+ older adult communities.

April 2022 | National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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Common Terms & Definitions

This document provides a list of common terms and definitions used in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, health, and relationships. Updated on 4/26/2022

April 2022 | SAGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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COVID & Beyond: Aging and Disability Resources for Diverse Communities

We have seen the challenges of the COVID pandemic experienced by minority communities including the impact on physical and mental health, economic and food security and social supports. Panelists will introduce and discuss national programs and services that support diverse aging and disability communities during the ongoing pandemic and recovery.

April 2022 | SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging and Older Adults' Equity Collaborative

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COVID and Beyond - Resource Guide and Panelist Contacts

This Resource Guide highlights the organizations who presented on the COVID and Beyond: Aging and Disability Services for Diverse Communities webinar held on March of 2022.

March 2022 | SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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