St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (SQSH, affectionately pronounced “squish”) is a grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to providing spaces and support for queer St. Louisans to thrive. Our mission is to strengthen the LGBTQIA+ community in the St. Louis MO-IL Metro Area by providing empathetic listening, safe and reliable connections to identity-affirming resources, as well as education and advocacy for LGBTQIA+ needs.
November 2021Learn More Go to Web Site | 314-380-7774 (toll-free 844-785-7774)
SAGEConnect is a program designed to pull isolated or lonely LGBT older people tighter into our community and make sure they feel safe, loved, and visible despite having to stay indoors. SAGEConnect matches volunteers who can commit to calling their match at least once per week with older LGBT people who are interested in receiving a call.
April 2020Learn More Go to Web Site
SAGE's National LGBT Elder Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can request to speak with someone in English or Spanish by calling 877-360-LGBT.
August 2019Learn More Download PDF | 877-360-LGBT
As a nursing educator, preparing nursing students for care of an aging population is challenging. New nurses entering practice need to understand the complex physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of older adults, while also considering the importance of generational, cultural, and individual differences of older adults and their families. It is also important for new nurses to recognize and advocate for vulnerable and underserved older adult groups, such as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.
July 2019 | Nadine Henriquez, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.Learn More Download PDF
Oklahoma Women Become Brave for Marriage Equality - A Q&A with Sharon Bishop-Baldwin, author of Becoming Brave
Oklahoma Women Become Brave for Marriage Equality is a Q&A with Sharon Bishop-Baldwin, author of Becoming Brave. Sharon tells of the fight for Marriage Equality in Oklahoma and how she and her wife became brave as LGBT advocates along the way.
March 2017 | Sharon Bishop-BaldwinLearn More Download PDF
Article announcing May as Mental Health Month and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging joining with Mental Health America to raise awareness and share resources.
May 2016 | Mental Health America and National Resource Center on LGBT AgingLearn More Go to Web Site
Introducing Support Groups for LGBTQ Cancer Survivors from the National LGBT Cancer Network.
March 2015 | National LGBT Cancer NetworkLearn More
This article describes an LGBT-specific bereavement support group operating currently in Syracuse, New York.
April 2014 | Walter SteinLearn More
This research study provides one of the most comprehensive descriptions of the health, well?being and social context of LGBT older adults.
November 2012 | Mark Brennan-Ing PhD, Stephen E. Karpiak PhD, and Liz Seidel MSW, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)Learn More Download PDF
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.
October 2012 | Kevin L Ard, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvey J Makadon, MD, Director of the National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway InstituteLearn More Download PDF
This article begins to explore research needs on substance abuse within LGBT older adults. The author cites facts from recent reports and studies that were conducted within the LGBT older population.
August 2012 | Laurens G. Van Sluytman, PhD, MA, LCSWLearn More Download PDF
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.
May 2012 | Justin Cascio, TransHealthLearn More Go to Web Site
Seattle Counseling Service specializes in helping Seattle's local LGBT community across a variety of needs, including coming out, depression, anxiety, gender transitioning, grief or loss, domestic violence, and aging.
This video describes the aging research by Dr. Noell Rowan, University of Louisville, regarding older adult lesbians with alcoholism with a focus on resiliency and quality of life. The rationale for the study is described along with initial findings.
February 2012 | Dr. Noell RowanLearn More Go to Web Site
The Aging and Health Report: Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender 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.
November 2011 | Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, PhD, Hyun-Jun Kim, PhD, Charles A. Emlet, PhD, Anna Muraco, PhD, Elena A. Erosheva, PhD, Charles P. Hoy-Ellis, MSW, Jayn Goldsen, BS, Heidi Petry, PhDLearn More Download PDF
This is an executive summary of the full report.
November 2011 | Karen Fredericksen-Goldsen, Hyun-Jun Kim, and Jayn GoldsenLearn More Download PDF
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.
September 2011 | Mark Brennan-Ing; Stephen E. Karpiak; Liz Seidel; AIDS Community Research of America (ACRIA)Learn More Download PDF
A multimedia piece honoring some of our longterm survivors, produced by The Graying of AIDS in honor of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (September 18, 2011).
September 2011 | Graying of AIDSLearn More Go to Web Site
Caring for a partner or loved one with advanced HIV/AIDS can be difficult for both patient and caregiver. Here are some tips to ease the difficulty.
September 2011 | Renata Gelman, RN, BSN, Clinical Manager for Partners in CareLearn More Download PDF
Hutson Inniss, Executive Director of the National Coalition for LGBT Health, talks about the Coalition’s work, LGBT older adults’ health, and HIV/AIDS.
September 2011 | Hutson Inniss, Executive Director of the National Coalition for LGBT HealthLearn More
Religion, Spirituality, and Older Adults With HIV: Critical Personal and Social Resources For An Aging Epidemic
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.
May 2011 | David E. Vance, Mark Brennan, Comfort Enah, Glenda L. Smith, Jaspreet KaurLearn More Download PDF
Supporting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community through Illness, Death and Grief
The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) hosted a webinar, "Supporting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community through Illness, Death and Grief."
April 2011Learn More
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.
April 2011 | Movement Advancement Project (MAP), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), The Trevor Project, GLSEN, Johnson Family FoundationLearn More Download PDF
The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender 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.
March 2011 | Institute of MedicineLearn More Download PDF
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.
March 2011 | Daniel Redman, AgingTodayLearn More
This policy research brief documents the health inequties in LGB adults compared to heterosexual adults in California.
March 2011 | UCLA Center for Health Policy ResearchLearn More Download PDF
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.
February 2011 | The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)Learn More Download PDF
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.
February 2011 | The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community CenterLearn More Download PDF
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.
September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)Learn More Download PDF
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.
January 2009 | Report prepared by Somjen Frazer for the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation and the New York State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health and Human Services NetworkLearn More Download PDF
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.
January 2006 | Philadelphia Corporation on AgingLearn More Download PDF