Pushing for equality: LGBT elders need discrimination-free access to care in community

May 2019 | American Society on Aging, by Michael Adams (SAGE)

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“Many people were shocked when news first broke in 2016 that Mary Walsh and Bev Nance, an older lesbian couple in St. Louis, Mo., were denied admission to Friendship Village Sunset Hill—a local continuing care retirement community (CCRC)—on the grounds that their 10-year-old marriage and decades-long relationship was not considered a “biblical marriage.” ”

This article describes the need for LGBT equity in and access to care in aging services.

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