LGBT Older Adults: Facts at a Glance
September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)
In addition to the everyday challenges of aging, LGBT older people face an array of unique barriers and inequalities that can stand in the way of a healthy and rewarding later life. The additional challenges to successful aging faced by LGBT elders are gaining visibility with the aging of LGBT Baby Boomers, who are the first generation of LGBT people to have lived openly gay or transgender lives in large numbers. This brief provides a quick overview of these challenges.