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Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Grandchild

SAGE partnered with PFLAG to produce a guide for grandparents and those with younger loved ones who are coming out at LGBTQ+. Learn how sexual orientation differs from gender identity, tips for showing your support, and more.

October 2021 | PFLAG and SAGE

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Apoyando a su nieto LGBTQ+

Es probable que esté leyendo esta publicación porque su nieto o un ser querido (utilizaremos ambos términos indistintamente) ha salido del armario, es decir, ha compartido con usted que es lesbiana, gay, bisexual, transgénero, no binario/a, queer o cuestionándose (LGBTQ+).

October 2021

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Local Community Advocacy: Advocating for the Needs of LGBT Older Adults Receiving Aging Services

This toolkit provides an overview of local aging services and programs, how LGBT advocates and organizations like yourself can get involved, and how Aging Advisory Councils can advance the priorities and address the needs of older LGBT people.

August 2021 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Respaldo a las comunidades locales: Apoyando a los adultos LGBT en los servicios de cuidado para personas mayores

La presente guía busca proporcionar una descripción general de los servicios y programas locales disponibles para los adultos mayores, explicar cómo las organizaciones defensoras LGBT1 y las personas como usted pueden participar en ellos y cómo los Consejos Asesores del Envejecimiento (Aging Advisory Councils) pueden priorizar y abordar las necesidades de las personas mayores LGBT.

August 2021 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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San Francisco LGBTQ Aging Research Partnership, LGBTQ Older Adult Survey

The goal of the survey was to provide the community, the city and foundations with information to best allocate resources to address any unmet needs. The survey was funded by the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services, Horizons Foundation and the Bob Ross Foundation.

August 2021 | San Francisco LGBTQ Aging Research Partnership

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Administration for Community Living: Guidance for Developing State Plans

The guidance within this memorandum reflects changes to the Older Americans Act (OAA) as codified through the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 (P.L. 116-131).

August 2021 | Administration for Community Living

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La Interseccion De Edad, Raza Y Sexualidad

Esta hoja informativa explora cómo la edad, la raza y la sexualidad se entrecruzan y los pasos que uno puede tomar para ayudar a fortalecer los apoyos para LGBT BIPOC (negros, indígenas, personas de color).

July 2021 | Tomme Faust, M.A. for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Consejos De Autodefensa Para Viviendas De Acogida LGBT

La siguiente serie de tres hojas informativas está diseñada para proporcionarle educación, consejos de autodefensa y recursos.

July 2021 | SAGE National Housing Initiative

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Aging in Vermont Resource Guide and Directory

The Aging in Vermont Resource Guide and Directory is a comprehensive collection of information for older Vermonters on several topics including health & wellness, social engagement, policy & advocacy, and more. The Guide also includes a directory that categorizes hundreds of service providers around the Vermont and New Hampshire area.

July 2021 | Community of Vermont Elders

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How to Be an Ally to Transgender Older Adults

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and FORGE are thrilled to share the new toolkit How to Be an Ally to Transgender Older Adults.

July 2021 | FORGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Cómo ser aliado de las personas mayores transgénero

El Centro Nacional de Recursos sobre el Envejecimiento LGBT y FORGE están encantados de compartir el nuevo conjunto de herramientas Cómo ser un aliado de los adultos mayores transgénero.

July 2021 | FORGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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The Intersection of Age, Race, and Sexuality

This fact sheet explores how age, race, and sexuality intersect and steps one can take help strengthen supports for LGBT BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).

June 2021 | Tomme Faust, M.A. for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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LGBT Welcoming Housing Self-Advocacy Tips

The following series of three fact sheet is designed to provide you with education, self-advocacy tips and resources.

June 2021 | SAGE National Housing Initiative

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VOY A SALIR DEL CLOSET: CONSEJOS Y RECURSOS PARA SALIR DEL CLOSET DURANTE UNA EDAD AVANZADA

Independientemente de la edad, el proceso de salir del closet es personal y puede estar lleno de momentos mixtos de alivio, celebración, ansiedad y estrés, a medida que las personas entran en lo que pueden conocer cómo vivir sus vidas auténticas.

June 2021 | SAGE National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Meeting the Needs of People Aging with HIV on the Path to Ending the HIV Epidemic

More than half of people living with HIV in the United States are aged 50 or older, and a growing number of people live and aging with HIV into their 70s and beyond. Concerted action is needed to meet the needs of older people living with HIV. The burdens of HIV, aging, and related health comorbidities, combined with the social and structural challenges that people aging with HIV face, necessitate a focus on HIV-related outcomes and a comprehensive response aimed at treating comorbidities and improving long-term health and quality of life.

May 2021 | Sean E. Bland and Jeffrey S. Crowley, for the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

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I'm Coming Out: Coming Out as LGBT in Later Life

Coming out in later life can be filled with times of joy, celebration, anxiety and stress. Know that you are not alone. This fact sheet provides you with tips and resources as you explore coming out in later life.

May 2021 | SAGE National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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HECHOS ACERCA EL ENVEJECIMIENTO DE PERSONAS LGBT

Una publicación de SAGE y el Centro Nacional de Recursos sobre el Envejecimiento LGBT.

May 2021 | SAGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Resources for Providers: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers Toolkit

Download the Diverse Elders Coalition’s Resources for Providers: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers Toolkit. This toolkit offers topline information on what providers need to know, and key pieces from our comprehensive training curriculum, Caring For Those Who Care: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers.* Whether you’ve already attended one or more of our trainings, or this is your first time looking into what’s available to help you support diverse family caregivers, we think you’ll find these resources to be invaluable in building a more welcoming, supportive practice.

March 2021 | Diverse Elders Coalition

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Facts on LGBT Aging

What do we know about LGBT Aging? This fact sheet provides an overview of topics such as caregiving, cultural competency, discrimination, heatlh care, HIV/AIDS, housing, financial security, social isolation, and wellness.

March 2021 | SAGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Tips for Working with LGBT Older Adults

This fact provides useful tips for working with and supporting LGBT older adults.

March 2021 | FORGE

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Three Ways to Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

See this fact sheet on ways to avoid scams related to the COVID-19 Scam.

February 2021 | Federal Trade Commission

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COVID-19 Consumer Tip Sheet - Tips for Protecting Yourself and Medicare

This tip sheet provides information on scams related to coronavirus and the COVID-19 Vaccine.

January 2021 | Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

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LGBT Aging 2025: Strategies for Achieving a Healthy and Thriving LGBT Older Adult Community in Massachusetts

This guide is part of a visioning project in Massachusetts, seeking to answer the question: If we want to have a thriving, happy and healthy LGBT older adult community in Massachusetts in 2025, what changes in services, health care, and policy should we make now?

December 2020 | The Fenway Institute

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COVID-19 Financial Resources

COVID-19 Financial Resources

December 2020

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The Intersection Between Disability and LGBTQ Discrimination and Marginalization

A research article exploring the intersection of disability and LGBTQ discrimination and marginalization.

December 2020 | Victoria M. Rodríguez-Roldán, National LGBTQ Task Force

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Reimaging Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice

Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice is an international group of dementia activists and allies – health professionals people living with dementia (young and old); carers/care partners; family and community members; advocates, artists, academics, policy makers and others - who share a diverse and humanizing vision of care and support that promotes inclusion, relationality, creativity, joy and the possibility of growth for everyone living with, and impacted by, dementia.

November 2020 | Mary Fridley, Reimaging Dementia

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LGBTQ Aging: The Case for Inclusive Long-term Care Communities

This brief produced the SAGE and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation explores the need for inclusive long-term care residential communities and how the Long-term Care Equality Index supports these efforts.

October 2020 | SAGE and HRC Foundation

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Mistreatment of LGBT Elders (Updated 2020)

This research brief, developed by the National Center on Elder Abuse, Keck School of Medicine and the SAGE National Resource Center on LGBT Aging describes information related to LGBT elder abuse.

October 2020 | Keck School of Medicine, National Center on Elder Abuse, and the SAGE National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Developing LGBT-inclusive Long-term Care Services and Supports

This article provides practical tips and resources for developing LGBT-inclusive long-term care services and supports.

June 2020 | Sherrill Wayland, SAGE

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Serving Diverse Elders: Strategies for Meaningful Inclusion in Service Planning and Delivery

This guide will serve as a reference for how to provide culturally affirming and specific services that center diverse elders in every step of your planning process.

May 2020 | Asociación Nacional Pro Personas Mayores, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, National Indian Council on Aging, The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, SAGE National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Inclusive Services for LGBT Older Adults: A Practical Guide to Creating Welcoming Agencies

Updated May 18, 2020 - This publication highlights provides new research, resources, practical tips and suggested actions to help create inclusive and welcoming services for LGBT older adults.

May 2020 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Pennsylvania Council on Aging State of Adults COVID-19 Report

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Pennsylvania Council on Aging (PCoA) released the findings of a statewide survey conducted by PCoA to assess the status, needs and interests of older adults during the COVID-19 outbreak. The survey inquired about food access, public risk factors, and social connection.

May 2020

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Juego de roles: Cómo hacer preguntas sobre la orientación sexual y la identidad de género

Juego de roles: Cómo hacer preguntas sobre la orientación sexual y la identidad de género

April 2020

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Diez consejos para incluir a las personas con discapacidades en la

Diez consejos para incluir a las personas con discapacidades en la

April 2020 | Christie Carter

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Los servicios personalizados y las personas LGBT con discapacidades

Los servicios personalizados y las personas LGBT con discapacidades

April 2020 | Christie Carter

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People

This report provides information regarding concerns, risk, precautions, and resources to assist those living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ people.

April 2020 | Sean Cahill, PhD, Fenway Institute

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COVID-19 & LGBTQ Older People

This brief describes the needs of LGBTQ older people, increased risks associated with COVID-19 and resources.

March 2020 | Human Rights Campaign Foundation and SAGE

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Prepare for COVID-19: Tips and Resources for LGBT Elders and those living with HIV

Because LGBT elders and older people living with HIV are at higher risk for experiencing the COVID-19 virus more acutely, it is important to take steps to make emergency plans that can help reduce your risk of contracting the virus.

March 2020 | SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Person Directed Services and LGBT People with Disabilities

This fact sheet explores ways organizations can provide Person Directed Services in support of LGBT people with disabilities.

March 2020

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10 Tips for Including People with Disabilities in the LGBT Community

Explore 10 tips for the inclusion of people with disabilities in LGBT community events and activities.

March 2020

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San Francisco First in Nation to Fund Services for Transgender Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Press release from San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services announcing funding to start services for Transgender Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities.

February 2020 | San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services

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National Resource Center on LGBT Aging: Celebrating 10 Years of Knowledge

SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, estalished in 2010, celebrates 10 years of supporting LGBT older adult equity.

January 2020 | SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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An Ally's Guide to Terminology 2017 Edition

The guide provide an overview on the words we use to talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and issues.

November 2019 | MAP (Movement Advancement Project)

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Getting the Care You Need - A Guide for People with Disabilities

Tips and resources on getting the health care you need as a person living with disability.

November 2019 | CMS (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

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Building an Organizational Response to Health Disparities

This fact sheet provides resources on how to identify, prioritize, and take action on health disparities by championing the Disparities Action Statement in your organization.

November 2019 | CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

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Introducing the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems

The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) is a new initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that helps States, Tribes, and Territories implement person-centered thinking, planning, and practice in line with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy.

November 2019 | NCAPPS

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Welcome to PRIDE: A Practical Guide to Making Pride Parades, Marches and Festivals Age-Friendly

The goals of Welcome to Pride are: to learn about effective age-friendly features that Pride organizers and elder advocates currently have in place; to share these best practices; and to secure commitments from Pride organizers to maintain or increase the number of age-friendly features of their events.

November 2019 | SAGE

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Conscious Cultivation: A Model for Inclusive, Interactive Programming

As our society ages and diversifies, there emerges the necessity for specialized programs that cater to the needs of diverse populations within the aging community, particularly those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ).

November 2019 | Center on Halsted, Britta Larson, Nina Orlowski, Amanda Vevers, Todd Williams

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LGBTQ Inclusive Services Readiness Checklist: A Self-Assessment for Area Agencies on Aging

This self-assessment aims to help agencies determine how effectively they are supporting LGBTQ individuals and aid in identifying areas of growth. To get started, mark the boxes next to the actions your agency is taking to be more inclusive to the LGBTQ community.

July 2019 | Aging Ahead, St. Louis Area Agency on Aging, National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Preguntas acerca de la orientación sexual y la identidad de género en los servicios para adultos mayores

Algunos estados están obligados por ley a solicitar esta información. En otros estados, algunas agencias toman muchas medidas para obtener tanta información como les sea posible sobre las comunidades a las que sirven.

July 2019 | SAGE National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Agradecemos especialmente a Yuisa Gimeno, del condado de Los Ángeles, Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral, Servicios para Adultos Mayores y Comunitarios (WDACS), Agencia Local para Adultos Mayores (AAA), por su ayuda en la elaboración de esta hoja informativa.

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Definiciones & Términos Comunes

Definiciones & Términos Comunes

July 2019 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Recommendations for Supporting LGBT People Living with Dementia

This fact sheets provides recommendations for you can use in support of LGBT people living with dementia.

July 2019 | SAGE and Alzheimer's Association

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Infographic: LGBT Older Adults and Dementia

Infographic describing key findings on LGBT older adults living with dementia.

July 2019 | Alzheimer's Association and SAGE

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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.

May 2019 | SAGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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

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

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

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Tennessee LGBT+ Affirming Resources: a snapshot of TN affirming programs, services, providers & activities

See this resource guide for a listing of LGBT+ friendly programs and services in Tennessee.

May 2019 | Vicki Stanley, SAGECare Trainer

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Affirming LGBT+ Resources: Especially for Maturing & Older Adults and the Supporting Advocate & Professional Communities

A SNAPSHOT GUIDE to Locating Health, Wellness, & Support Information and Resources Including a Professionals’ Toolkit

May 2019 | Vicki Stanley, SAGECare Trainer

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Enhancing Health, Wealth, and Community for older LGBT adults

This article explores latest research and programs that support LGBT older people.

April 2019 | The Journal of Active Aging, article by Marilynn Larkin, MA

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From Connections to Community: Data-informed lessons for an intergenerational gathering

How would you create an event, at a national scale, to foster connections across generations? What steps would you take, what questions would you ask, and how would you know you’d been successful? Read this article to learn more.

April 2019 | interstitio & SAGE report written by by Eric Gladstone, Pony Knowles, and David C. Thompson

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Questions About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Aging Services

Why am I being asked about my sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity? Is this a question you are being asked during an intake with an older adult? If so then this fact sheet is for you.

March 2019 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Training the Aging Network to Provide Culturally Competent Care for LGBTQ Older Adults

This brief explores the need for LGBT Cultural Competency training in health and aging services.

March 2019 | Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

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Looking for Love? Sweetheart Scam_Updated 2019

Tips on how LGBT older people can avoid the "Sweetheart Scam".

February 2019 | National Center on Elder Abuse and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Older Women & Poverty

This three-part special report takes a closer look at the lives of older women to better understand the challenges they face and how we can address them.

December 2018 | Justice in Aging - Amber Christ, Senior Staff Attorney, and Tracey Gronniger, Directing Attorney

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Advocating for Yourself and Others: Health and Aging Services

This article provides useful information you can use to advocate for yourself and others in health and aging services.

November 2018 | Jacqueline Boyd for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Role Play: Asking Questions About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This handout provides Role Play scenarios to assist aging providers in asking and answering questions related to sexual orientation and gender identity during an intake or interview process.

November 2018

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SAGE National LGBT Housing Initiative: Increasing LGBT Cultural Competence

This fact sheet explores ways to increase LGBT cultural competence in housing and long-term care.

November 2018 | SAGE

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Issue Brief: LGBT and Dementia

This paper is divided into three sections including a general overview of LGBT older adults and dementia, intersecting identities, and recommendations.

November 2018 | Alzheimer's Association and SAGE

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Aging While Transgender - Unique Issues

This fact sheet explores unique issues related to being transgender and aging.

November 2018 | SAGE

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Boston ElderINFO LGBTQ Aging Resources

This booklet includes resources that provide programs, services and helpful information to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) aging community in and around Boston. Inclusion into this resource guide does not imply endorsement of an agency’s purpose, method, or quality of service. Consumers and caregivers are encouraged to evaluate and choose appropriate resources.

October 2018 | Boston ElderINFO

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10 Tips on Finding LGBT Affirming Services - Mandarin Translation

10 Tips on Finding LGBT Affirming Services - Mandarin Translation

October 2018 | SAGE

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LGBT Caregiving Fact Sheet - Vietnamese Translation

LGBT Caregiving Fact Sheet - Vietnamese Translation

October 2018 | SAGE

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LGBT Caregiving Fact Sheet - Mandarin Translation

LGBT Caregiving Fact Sheet - Mandarin Translation

October 2018 | SAGE

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Residents’ Rights and the LGBT Community: Know YOUR Rights as a Nursing Home Resident Updated 2018

The rights of all residents should be honored and respected, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

October 2018 | The National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

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Enhancing health, wellness and community for older LGBT adults

This article provides a look at the unique needs of older LGBT people and how communities are responding to these needs.

September 2018 | Marilynn Larkin, M.A. in the Journal of Active Aging

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LGBT Older People Built the LGBT Community

LGBT Older People Built the LGBT Community provides steps LGBT organizations and professionals can take in support of LGBT older people.

September 2018 | National Center for Elder Abuse, SAGE, and FORGE

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Paying it Back: Promoting Justice for LGBT Communities of All Ages

Paying it Back: Promoting Justice for LGBT Communities of All Ages provides information and steps to promote justice and prevent and address social isolation and LGBT specific elder abuse.

September 2018 | National Center on Elder Abuse, SAGE, and FORGE

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My Personal Directions for Quality Living

Use this form to provide paid and unpaid caregivers with your personal directions that will help ensure your quality of living in long-term care and health settings.

August 2018 | The National Consumer Voice and SAGE

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My Persoanl Directions (fillable download)

Use this form to provide paid and unpaid caregivers with your personal directions that will help ensure your quality of living in long-term care and health settings. This form is fillable for completing and printing from your computer.

August 2018

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Question Translations (English, Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese, & Russian)

This document provides examples of demographic questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity in the following languages - English, Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese, & Russian.

July 2018 | Department of Aging and Adult Services, City and County of San Francisco, California

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LGBT Affirming Intake: Sample Questions

Sample questions for LGBT inclusive intake forms.

June 2018 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and SAGECare

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Admisión afirmativa para las personas LGBT: Ejemplos de preguntas

Admisión afirmativa para las personas LGBT: Ejemplos de preguntas (Spanish version of LGBT Affirming Intake Questions).

June 2018 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and SAGECare

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How Can Legal Services Better Meet the Needs of Low-Income LGBT Seniors?

This special report addresses specifically how legal services can best meet the unique legal needs of low-income LGBT older adults.

June 2018 | Justice in Aging

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La expresión de las necesidades emocionales e íntimas como adultos mayores LGBTQ

Spanish version of Intimacy and LGBT Older Adults

June 2018 | Jane Fleishman, Ph.D.

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Intimacy & LGBT Older Adults: Expressing Your Emotional and Intimacy Needs as LGBTQ Older Adults

This article explores the importance of emotional and intimacy needs of LGBT older adults including tips and resources.

May 2018 | Jane Fleishman, Ph.D.

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End-of-Life Perceptions and Preparations of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults

Little is known about what LGBT older adults think of, prepare for, and want for their end-of-life care experience. In order to fill the gap in knowledge, two researchers from Saint Louis University interviewed 17 LGBT individuals, 60 years and older.

May 2018 | Daniel B. Stewart, MSG - School of Social Work, Saint Louis University & SAGE of PROMO Fund and Brandy Fox, MSHCE - Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University

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Maintaining Dignity: Understanding & Responding to the Needs of Older LGBT Americans Infographic

New AARP national survey finds most LGBT adults want but don’t have access to LGBT-sensitive care and services.

March 2018 | AARP, Angela Houghton

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Spiritual Care & Non-Religious Elders: Individualized Spiritual Care

This fact sheets discusses ways chaplains can provide spiritual support and resources to non-religious LGBT older adults.

February 2018 | Judith Sullivan, RN, EdD, MDiv Volunteer Chaplin, Hebrew SeniorLife and Rehabilitation Center

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Spiritual Themes in the Lives of LGBT Elders

This fact sheet explores the spiritual lives of LGBT elders through spiritual themes rooted in a person's search for meaning and purpose in life.

February 2018 | Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow, Hebrew SeniorLife

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The Impact of Trauma History on End of Life for LGBT Elders

This fact sheet provides an understanding of how a history of trauma may impact end of life spiritual support for LGBT elders and suggestions for professional caregivers.

February 2018 | Rev. Mary Martha Thiel, ACPE Certified Education, BCC, APC Director of Clinical Pastoral Education, Hebrew SeniorLife

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Cómo crear su plan de cuidados

Esta guía es una herramienta práctica para adultos mayores LGBT (lesbianas, gay, bisexuales y transgénero) y otros que se van a someter a una cirugía u otro procedimiento médico, y necesitan o quieren tomar control para planificar su propio cuidado.

December 2017 | SAGE

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Dignity Denied: Religious Exemptions and LGBT Elder Services

Ever-growing religious exemption laws put LGBT elders at increased risk for discrimination.

December 2017 | The Movement Advancement Project and SAGE & Public Rights/Private Conscience Project (PRPCP) at Columbia Law School

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Understanding the Affordable Housing Development Process: A Primer for LGBT Aging Providers

This guide to help readers understand the overall development process of LGBT-welcoming housing developments.

December 2017 | SAGE

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The Equality Act: Infographic

Infographic highlighting the importance of the Equality Act for LGBT older adults.

November 2017 | SAGE, National LGBTQ Task Force

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Principles for Person-directed Services and Supports during Serious Illness

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) believe that every person has the right to make choices and to control their own decisions. This right is independent of age or disability or stage of illness. 

October 2017 | Administration for Community Living

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Create Your Care Plan: An LGBT Person's Guide to Preparing for Medical Procedures

This workbook provides a detailed overview of what to expect when undergoing a surgical procedure, and how to plan for a successful recovery. Includes step-by-step instructions to create your own care plan, including worksheets, resources, and tips/encouragement for reaching out to others.

September 2017 | SAGE

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Care Planning Worksheets

Care Planning Worksheets that accompany the Create Your Care Plan workbook.

September 2017

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Caregiving in the LGBT Community: A Guide to Engaging and Supporting LGBT Caregivers through Programming

This guide provides an overview of caregiving in the LGBT community, and specific ideas, lessons learned and best practices for expanding programming to reach and include LGBT caregivers and those caring for LGBT older adults.

September 2017 | SAGE

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Identifying and Referring LGBT Caregivers

This fact sheet is designed to assist providers with identifying and supporting LGBT Caregivers in a medical setting.

September 2017 | John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Chase Brexton Health Center, and SAGE

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Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Caregivers in the LGBT Community

A planning guide for caregivers in the LGBT community

September 2017 | AARP and SAGE

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LGBT-Inclusive Example Outreach Materials

Provided by SAGE Detroit and Southeast Michigan Area Agencies on Aging the Caregiver Flyer and Program Rack Card serve as models for LGBT-inclusive outreach.

July 2017 | Southeast Michigan Area Agencies on Aging and SAGE Detroit

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Meals on Wheels Application Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Aging & Disability Resource Connection

This Meals on Wheels Application provided by Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Aging & Disability Resource Connection serves as an example of an application that has LGBT inclusive relationship, sexual orientation and gender identity data and demographic questions.

July 2017 | Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Aging & Disability Resource Connection

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Senior Center Meal Registration Form

This Registration Form provided by Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Aging & Disability Resource Connection serves as an example of a client registration form with LGBT inclusive sexual orientation and gender identity questions.

July 2017 | Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Aging & Disability Resource Connection

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LGBT Needs Assessment Survey City of Los Angeles Department of Aging 2016-2020 Area Plan

This LGBT Needs Assessment Survey provided by the City Los Angeles, Department of Aging serves as a model for assessing the LGBT community as part of preparing area plans.

July 2017 | City of Los Angeles, Department of Aging

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COMPASS – Comprehensive Assessment for Aging Network Community-Based Long Term Care Services - New State Office for the Aging

Provided by the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), the COMPASS is the primary screening tool for NYSOFA and assists in the development of person-centered plans. This tool serves as a model with LGBT inclusive relationship, sexual orientation and gender identity questions.

July 2017 | New York State Office for the Aging

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Area Agency on Aging Community Assessment Survey (English and Spanish Versions)

This community assessment survey, provided by the Pima County Area Agency on Aging - is used for creating the area plan. The survey is an example of using LGBT affirming sexual orientation and gender identity questions in the demographics section. This survey is provided in English and Spanish languages.

July 2017 | Pima County Area Agency on Aging

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LGBT Aging at the Golden Gate: San Francisco Policy Issues & Recommendations (2014)

This report, from 2014, serves as a model for working with LGBT communities to determine needs and recommendations for serving LGBT older adults. The San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Aging Policy Task Force and this final Report are products of a community effort to raise the profile of issues affecting LGBT seniors in San Francisco. The Task Force was established at the urging of LGBT community members following a community-led process that started in the San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission’s LGBT Advisory Committee.

July 2017 | San Francisco LGBT Aging Policy Task Force

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Invitation Letter for LGBT Key Stakeholder Planning Meeting

This letter provided by ElderSource in Jacksonville, FL is provided as a sample for inviting LGBT stakeholders to a meeting as a first step in forming an LGBT task force, committee or working group.

July 2017 | ElderSource

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Special Legislative Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Aging: Report to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

This 2015 report serves as a model for a how a State worked with LGBT stakeholders through an LGBT Aging Commission resulting in recommendations for LGBT older adult data collection, needs assessments, cultural competency training and evaluation, outreach and access, service delivery, complaint resolution and legislation.

July 2017 | Massachusetts LGBT Aging Commission

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Strengthen Your State and Local Aging Plan: A Practical Guide for Expanding the Inclusion of LGBT Older Adults

This guide assists State and Local aging networks and organizations with developing and enhancing LGBT-inclusive plans and services.

July 2017 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Age-Friendly Inclusive Services: A Practical Guide to Creating Welcoming LGBT Organizations

Updated in 2017 to include information and resources on caregiving, this guide is intended to help LGBT centers understand the unique challenges that LGBT people face as they get older, and provide you with some tools and strategies to ensure that LGBT older adults feel more included and safe in LGBT organizations.

June 2017 | SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Invisability: Talking About Bisexuality and Aging

Fact sheet exploring the invisibility of bisexuality and aging with the LGBT community.

June 2017 | Terri Clark for SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Hoja De Datos: Cómo Brindar Cuidados A La Comunidad LGBT (LGBT Caregiving Fact Sheet)

Temas importantes que deben conocer los cuidadores de la comunidad LGBT

June 2017 | Alex Kent, SAGE

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10 Consejos Para Encontrar Servicios Afirmativos Para La Comunidad LGBT

10 Consejos Para Encontrar Servicios Afirmativos Para La Comunidad LGBT

June 2017 | SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults

This report seeks to increase understanding of the unique needs and experiences of LGBT older adults.

June 2017 | Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and SAGE

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Overcoming Barriers to Care for LGBT Elders with Alzheimer's

This article discusses the added stigma for LGBT elders diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and overcoming barriers to care.

May 2017 | Dr. Marcy Adelman - This article was first published in the ASA publication Generations, Summer 2016

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New Guidance from SSA on Spousal & Survivors Benefits for Married LGBT Couples

This guidance can help individuals in same-sex marriages who were denied benefits because their marriage to a spouse of the same sex wasn’t properly recognized.

April 2017 | Justice in Aging

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LGBTQ IPV in Later Life Fact Sheet and Resources

Facts and resources regarding Intimate Partner Violence in later life and the LGBTQ community.

April 2017 | FORGE

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A Closer Look at the Revised Nursing Facility Regulations: Visitation Rights

A review of the revised nursing facility regulations specific to visitation rights and the inclusion of same-sex spouses and domestic partners.

April 2017 | The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, Center for Medicare Advocacy, and Justice in Aging

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Aging Network Planning Tools: LGBT Older Adult Community Assessments & Reports

Designed to provide the Aging Network and LGBT organizations updated links to LGBT Community Assessments and Reports that can help with planning LGBT inclusive services.

March 2017 | SAGE

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Hoja Informativa: Salud Del Seno Y El Envejecimiento En La Comunidad LGBT

Hoja Informativa: Salud Del Seno Y El Envejecimiento En La Comunidad LGBT

March 2017 | Por Elías Grossman, MSW, defensor de la comunidad, Susan G. Komen Pudget Sound

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A Practical Guide to Implementing the National CLAS Standards: For Racial, Ethnic, and Linguistic Minorities, People with Disabilities and Sexual and Gender Minorities

This toolkit is designed for use by health care organizations, including health plans, provider practices and hospitals, states and communities, that have decided to improve health equity and implement the National CLAS Standards.

January 2017 | Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prepared by National Committee for Quality Assurance

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Health and Wellness Needs of the Senior LGBTQ in Sussex County Delaware: A Needs Assessment

This report focuses on the findings uncovered through a Survey Monkey questionnaire returned by 288 people, a focus group of 16 individuals, and a report from the Peer Leader of the Trans-Talk and Transparent discussion and support groups.

December 2016 | Camp Rehoboth Community Center

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Identifying the Transgender Population in the Medicare Program

Research study on how to identify and describe the transgender population in the Medicare program using administrative data. This is an Open Access Article published in Transgender Health by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

December 2016 | Kimberly Proctor, Samuel C. Haffer, Erin Ewald, Carla Hodge, and Cara V. James

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2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Executive Summary

Executive summary of the 2015 Transgender Survey.

December 2016 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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2015 U.S. Transgender Survey

With almost 28,000 respondents, the U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people.

December 2016 | National Center for Transgender Equality: Sandy, E. James, Jody L. Herman, Susan Rankin, Mara Keisling, Lisa Mottet, and Ma'ayan Anafi

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2015 U.S. Transgender Survey - Resumen Ejecutivo

Con casi 28,000 participantes, La Encuesta Estadounidense Trans del 2015 (U.S. Transgender Survey o USTS) es la encuesta más grande jamás realizada de las vidas y experiencias de personas trans.

December 2016 | National Center for Transgender Equality: Sandy, E. James, Jody L. Herman, Susan Rankin, Mara Keisling, Lisa Mottet, and Ma'ayan Anafi

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Inclusive Questions for Older Adults: A Practical Guide to Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Revised in 2016 - This guide helps service providers learn how to ask questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to older adults in safe and respectful ways.

December 2016 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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LGBT Caregiving Fact Sheet

Important tips and resources for LGBT Caregivers.

November 2016 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and SAGECAP Program

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Holiday Hints: Alzheimer's Caregiver Tips

The tips below can help you and the person with Alzheimer’s visit and reconnect with family, friends, and neighbors during holidays. https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/holiday-hints

November 2016 | National Institutes on Aging part of the National Institutes on Health

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Long-Distance Caregiving: Twenty Questions and Answers

Developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, this booklet is a gateway to ideas and resources that can help make long-distance caregiving more manageable and satisfying.

November 2016 | National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/long-distance-caregiving/introduction

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Infographic: LGBT Elders Send Powerful Message to Federal Administration for Community Living

Infographic describing how LGBT older adult and ally community members and organizations advocated for LGBT inclusive aging services.

October 2016 | SAGE

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Social Security: What Same-Sex Couples Need to Know

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all States and have their marriage recognized by other States. We now recognize same-sex couples’ marriages in all States, and some nonmarital legal relationships (such as civil unions and domestic partnerships), for purposes of determining entitlement to Social Security benefits, Medicare entitlement, and eligibility and payment amount for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.

September 2016 | Social Security Administration

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LGBT Aging: A Review of Research Findings, Needs, and Policy Implications

This report is a review of existing literature of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults and provides recommendations for future research and policy needs.

September 2016 | Soon Kyu Choi, M.P.P., MSc. and Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D., Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law

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Dr. Fleishman's Model for Older Adults in Same-Sex Relationships

This model illustrates the correlations between variables for older adults in same-sex relationships.

September 2016 | Dr. Fleishman

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An Intersectional Approach to Services and Care for LGBT Older Adults

The time has come for an intersectional approach that takes into full account all of these life experiences. This approach will prove invaluable to practitioners committed to working effectively with vulnerable older adults. It also will fuel policy progress by supporting shared agendas and advocacy based on the intersecting interests of diverse elder communities.

August 2016 | Michael Adams SAGE, CEO Published by Generations - Journal of the American Society on Aging

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How Does Marriage Change Your Taxes?

SAGE and CitiCommunity Development partnered to create a series of infographics based on the "Talk Before You Walk: Considerations for LGBT Older Couples Before Getting Married" toolkit. Learn about finances at a glance for LGBT older adults.

July 2016 | SAGE and Citi Community Development

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How Does Marriage Change Your Finances?

SAGE and CitiCommunity Development partnered to create a series of infographics based on the "Talk Before You Walk: Considerations for LGBT Older Couples Before Getting Married" toolkit. Learn about finances at a glance for LGBT older adults.

July 2016 | SAGE and Citi Community Development

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Accessing Information on Medicare Benefits for LGBT People

Resource document providing links to organizations that provide information on legal rights and/or Medicare benefits.

July 2016 | SAGE

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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.

July 2016 | SAGE & Justice in Aging

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Medicare Changes for Transgender Older Adults

Until recently, Medicare has not had specific guidance about how to address the unique needs of transgender older adults. That is changing.

July 2016 | SAGE & Justice in Aging

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La salud sexual y el envejecimiento (Aging and Sexual Health)

Una conversación abierta acerca de la salud sexual y el envejecimiento

July 2016 | Por Terri Clark, MPH Coordinadora de Servicios de Prevención ActionAIDS Philadelphia

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LGBT Older Adult Education Resources - FREE of Charge

This document provides a list of "FREE" of charge education resources promoting awareness of LGBT Older Adults.

June 2016 | SAGE's National Resource Center of LGBT Aging

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Marriage and Finances: Planning for the Unexpected

There are many benefits to being an active participant in managing the household finances when you are married. One of those benefits, while not easy to think about, is being better prepared to deal with some of life’s unexpected events.

June 2016 | WISER and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Protecting Your Finances during a Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a very emotional and difficult situation to navigate, which can leave individuals financially vulnerable as well.

June 2016 | WISER and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Managing the Financial Impact of Widowhood

The emotional impact of widowhood can be overwhelming, but the financial impact can hit just as hard. There is often a decline in standard of living for the surviving spouse; household income can decline due to changes in Social Security benefits and the possible loss of the deceased spouse’s retirement income and earnings.

June 2016 | WISER and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Aging & Sexual Health

Honest Talk About Aging & Sexual Health

June 2016 | Terri Clark, MPH

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Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies

Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies (updated May 2016) provides model policies on the following topics.

May 2016 | Lambda Legal, Human Rights Campaign, Hogan Lovells, New York City Bar

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Talking With Your Older Patient, A Clinician's Handbook

Guide for Talking With Your Older Patient, A Clinician's Handbook

May 2016 | National Institute on Aging at NIH

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Life with Depression Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet describes what it feels like to live with depression.

May 2016 | Mental Health America

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Life with Anxiety Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet describes what it feels like for people to live with anxiety.

May 2016 | Mental Health America

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Life with Bipolar Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet describes what it is like for people who live with Bipolar Disorder.

May 2016 | Mental Health America

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Life with Psychosis Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet describes what it is like for people who live with psychosis.

May 2016 | Mental Health America

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Life in Recovery Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet describes what it feels like for people recovering from mental illness.

May 2016 | Mental Health America

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Think Ahead Worksheet

Think Ahead Worksheet to help organize your thoughts.

May 2016 | Mental Health America

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Talk Before You Walk: Considerations for LGBT Older Couples Before Getting Married

When the Supreme Court decided Obergefell, the freedom to marry became the law of the land all across the United States. This victory forever changed financial planning and legal relationships for LGBT families.

April 2016 | SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)

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Reclaiming Our Two-Spirit Bodies: Working Towards Community Healing and Wellness in St. Louis

A qualitative, community-based research project involving individuals who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) & lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer - two-spirit (LGBTQ-TS) in the St. Louis Area.

April 2016 | Matthew Frank - Past MSW Practicum Student with SAGE of PROMO Fund (formerly SAGE Metro St. Louis)

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How to Collect Data About LGBT Communities

Fact sheet about sexual orientation and gender identity data collection.

March 2016 | Kellan Baker, Laura E. Durso, and Aaron Ridings - The Center for American Progress

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Equal Access for Transgender People Supporting Inclusive Housing and Shelters

This guide produced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides guidance on the HUD Equal Access Rule and supporting the inclusion of Transgender people in housing and shelters.

March 2016 | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Looking for Love? First Look Out for You!

Tips on How LGBT Elders Can Avoid the Infamous Sweetheart Scam

February 2016 | National Center on Elder Abuse and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Infographic: Updating the Older Americans Act

Learn why LGBT older adults need to be included in the Older Americans Act (OAA) with this simple infographic.

February 2016 | SAGE

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Federally Supported Services for LGBT Older Adults

This policy paper describes what the Older Americans Act (OAA) is, how LGBT older adults do not directly benefit from this $2 billion-a-year federal program and why the OAA needs to be amended in order to better serve LGBT older Americans.

February 2016 | SAGE

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Resources for LGBT Veterans

A resource document providing information to LGBT Veterans, spouses, caregivers and aging professionals.

November 2015 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Alzheimer's Assocation LGBT Caregiver Concerns - Important Considerations for LGBT Caregivers

LGBT Caregiver Brochure from the Alzheimer's Association.

November 2015 | Alzheimer's Association

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Have you done your Yearly Medicare Plan Review?

Describes the Medicare Open Enrollment process and the need to review your Medicare coverage on a yearly basis.

October 2015 | Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging Concerns

Abstract Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) elders and long-term couples have become more visible and their special concerns about aging are being recognized by gerontologists. LGBT elders are a diverse group with regard to all characteristics. This article focuses on the characteristics, research needs and barriers, service needs and barriers, clinical implications, and suggestions for appropriate treatment to increase awareness of clinical gerontologists who may not be familiar with LGBT seniors or who wish to improve their services to this population. Gerontologists working in long-term care facilities and those working in social and home care services may be especially interested in the special concerns of transgender elders and the recent changes in public policy regarding all LGBT elders.

October 2015 | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging Concerns Douglas Kimmel Clinical Gerontologist Vol. 37, Iss. 1, 2014

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Trans Sexual Violence Survivors: A Self-Help Guide to Healing and Understanding

Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors: A Self-Help Guide to Healing and Understanding

September 2015 | FORGE

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Question & Answer: Vicki Stanley

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is committed to working with and supporting advocates around the country. Please read this Q&A with Vicki Stanley, an ally working in Kentucky, to learn more about her work and her advice for other advocates trying to make a positive change.

June 2015 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults e-learning: Supplemental Information for Staff

This document is intended as a compendium piece for aging service providers accessing the e-learning tool: Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults.

June 2015 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Health and Access to Care & Coverage for LGBT Individuals in the U.S.

Issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation on LGBT health disparities.

April 2015 | Kaiser Family Foundation

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2015 Healthy LGBT Aging Photo Contest Winners

2015 Healthy LGBT Aging Photo Contest Winners

April 2015 | NRC

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Legal Developments and Practical Considerations: Improving the Quality of Care for Older LGBT Adults in the Long Term Care Setting

Improving the Quality of Care for Older LGBT Adults in the Long Term Care Setting

March 2015 | Tracy Carlson Ivers

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Guide to LGBT Friendly Senior Housing in Oregon : 2015 Edition

Produced by SAGE Metro Portland and Friendly House, this is an LGBT consumer guide covering a broad range of senior living, including multiple levels of care, cost, location and amenities.

February 2015 | SAGE Metro Portland and Friendly House

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LGBT Older Adults: How to Find Affirming Services

Are you an older adult and a member of the LGBT community? If so, getting the proper care and support can be a challenge. This document details a few frequent questions older LGBT adults often ask.

February 2015 | Terri Clark

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Welcome Home: Improving Housing Security for LGBT Older Adults

This brief offers a policy road map with detailed recommendations to make this vision a reality. Through this policy brief and our National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative, SAGE is committed to ensuring that millions of LGBT older people are able to access welcoming LGBT housing in all its forms, regardless of where they live.

February 2015 | SAGE

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LGBT Programming for Older Adults: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide

This guide presents a simple, concrete set of steps that can be used to create an LGBT movie viewing, with the intention of either broadening the agency services to bring in more LGBT people or as a way of introducing LGBT concepts to existing program participants.

January 2015 | SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Ten Things Every Older Adult Should Know About Diabetes

This fact sheet, sponsored by Pfizer and created by SAGE, details 10 facts older adults should know about diabetes.

January 2015 | SAGE

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LGBT Caregiver Concerns & Alzheimer's Brochure

This brochure helps caregivers, who are LGBT or caring for someone who is LGBT, navigate community resources and options for support.

January 2015 | Alzheimer's Association

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Q&A with Cynthia Rangoon Grant, Dept. on Aging in Connecticut

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is committed to working with and supporting advocates around the country. Read this Q&A is with Cynthia Rangoon Grant, an ally working in Connecticut, to learn more about her work and her advice for other advocates trying to make a positive change.

November 2014 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities

Guides health professionals in helping lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people understand health insurance options, particularly mental health and substance abuse benefits and services, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and enroll in plans.

November 2014 | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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Know-How: The Trans Person's Guide to Get or Change All of the Life Documents and Essential Paperwork You'll Need to Make Your Way in the World

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.

October 2014 | Planned Parenthood's Out for Health; Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services

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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.

October 2014 | Lewin Group and SAGE

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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.

October 2014 | Lewin Group and SAGE

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Six Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know About Adult Vaccinations

This fact sheet highlights the importance of vaccinations for adults.

October 2014 | SAGE

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Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults (Infographic)

This infographic highlights a few key findings from SAGE's report "Out and Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults."

October 2014 | SAGE

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Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults (Exec. 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.

October 2014 | SAGE

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Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults, Ages 45-75

Out and Visible 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.

October 2014 | SAGE

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Creating End-of-Life Documents for Trans Individuals: An Advocate's Guide

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.

October 2014 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and Whitman-Walker Health

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Understanding 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.

September 2014 | Movement Advancement Project, BiNetUSA, Bisexual Resource Center

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Best Practices for Asking Questions to Identify Transgender and Other Gender Minority Respondents on Population-Based Surveys

This report assesses current practices in sex and gender-related population research and offers strategies for establishing consistent, scientifically rigorous procedures for gathering information relevant to the needs and experiences of transgender people and other gender minorities.

September 2014 | Williams Institute

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Recruiting LGBT People as 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.

September 2014 | SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders)

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Older Adults & 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."

September 2014 | SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)

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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.

September 2014

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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.

September 2014 | SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders), FORGE Transgender Aging Network

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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.

September 2014 | SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders), FORGE Transgender Aging Network

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Office for Older Americans: Resources & Publications List

A list of a variety of resources and publications for older adults and their caregivers via the Office for Older Americans.

August 2014 | Office for Older Americans

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Ten Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's or Dementia

Fact sheet on Ten Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's or Dementia

June 2014 | SAGE

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Eight Policy Recommendations for Improving the Health and Wellness 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.

June 2014 | Diverse Elders Coalition

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Servicios Inclusivos Para Personas Mayores LGBT: Una guía práctica para crear agencias acogedoras

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.

May 2014 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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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.

May 2014 | SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders)

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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.

May 2014 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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A Broken Bargain - Unchecked 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.

May 2014 | Movement Advancement Project, HRC, Center for American Progress, Freedom to Work

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LBGT-Inclusive Older Adult Affordable Housing

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.

April 2014 | SAGE

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Guide to Benefits Programs for Seniors

This guide is designed to help seniors and their caregivers learn about benefit programs that are available to assist seniors in meeting their costs of daily living.

April 2014 | National Council on Aging and n4a

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Where to Start, What to Ask: 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.

March 2014 | Forward Initiative's Strong Families

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Asking Patients Questions about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings: A Study in Four Health Centers

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.

March 2014 | The Fenway Institute; Center for American Progress

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Care Home Survey: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Concerning LGBT Residents

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.

February 2014 | Dr Kathryn Almack, Senior Research Fellow, Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham; Dr Paul Simpson, Lecturer, Sociology, University of Manchester

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Opening Doors: An Investigation of Barriers to Senior Housing for Same-Sex Couples

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

February 2014 | Equal Rights Center

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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.

February 2014 | Center for American Progress

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In Their Own Words: A 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.

February 2014 | National Hispanic Council on Aging, SAGE, and Diverse Elders Coalition

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LGBT Health, Racial Disparities and Aging by the Numbers

This infographic shows LGBT health, racial disparities and aging by the numbers.

February 2014 | SAGE and the Diverse Elders Coalition

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Southeast Michigan Rainbow Resource Guide for Older Adults

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

January 2014 | LGBT Older Adult Coalition

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Silver Lining Resource Guide for Boulder County LGBT Elders

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

January 2014 | The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging

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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.

January 2014 | Lambda Legal

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Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies

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.

November 2013 | Lambda Legal, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, New York City Bar Association

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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.

November 2013 | Karen Lowey, Lambda Legal

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Optimizing LGBT Health Under the Affordable Care Act: Strategies for Health Centers

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.

November 2013 | National LGBT Health Education Center; Center for American Progress

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Working Longer: Older Americans’ 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.

October 2013 | Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research

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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.

October 2013 | Movement Advancement Project, the Center for American Progress and its FIRE Initiative, Freedom to Work, the Human Rights Campaign, and the National Black Justice Coalition

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Residents' Rights and the LGBT Community: Know YOUR Rights as a Nursing Home Resident

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.

October 2013 | National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center; National Resource Center on LGBT Aging; Lambda Legal

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Intimate Partner Violence In LGBTQ and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States - 2012

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

October 2013 | National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

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Why New Health Coverage Options Matter to Me

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.

September 2013 | Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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Older Americans: The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS and Aging in America: Fact Sheet

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.

September 2013 | SAGE, ACRIA

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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.

September 2013 | SAGE

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How does the Supreme Court's decision in the marriage equality cases affect same-sex couple in 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.

July 2013 | Thomas Sciacca, Esq.

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Addressing the Needs of LGBT Older Adults in San Francisco: Recommendations for the Future

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

July 2013 | San Francisco Human Rights Commission and Department of Aging and Adult Services

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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.

July 2013 | Robert Espinoza, SAGE

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How Medicare is Affected by the Overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

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.

June 2013 | The Medicare Rights Center

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After DOMA: What it Means for You - Medicare Spousal Protections

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.

June 2013 | National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

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A Broken Bargain: Discrimination, Fewer Benefits and More Taxes for LGBT Workers

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.

June 2013 | Movement Advancement Project; Center for American Progress; Human Rights Campaign

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A Broken Bargain: Discrimination, Fewer Benefits and More Taxes for LGBT Workers (Condensed Version)

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

June 2013 | Movement Advancement Project; Center for American Progress; Human Rights Campaign

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A Broken Bargain: Discrimination, Fewer Benefits and More Taxes for LGBT Workers (Executive Summary)

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

June 2013

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Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People: Best Practices for Front-line Health Care Staff

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.

April 2013 | The National LGBT Health Education Center

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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.

April 2013 | SAGE

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Diagnoses of HIV Infection among Adults Aged 50 Years and Older in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2007–2010

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.

February 2013 | Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Living Outside the Safety Net: 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.

February 2013 | Human Rights Campaign, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation

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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.

January 2013 | FORGE Transgender Aging Network; National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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A Self-Help Guide for LGBT Older Adults and their Caregivers and Loved Ones: Preventing, Recognizing, and Addressing Elder Abuse

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

January 2013 | FORGE Transgender Aging Network; National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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MISTREATMENT OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) ELDERS

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

January 2013 | National Center on Elder Abuse

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Providing Quality Care to LGBT Clients with Dementia in Suffolk: A Guide for Practitioners

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.

December 2012 | Suffolk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network (UK)

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Caught in the Budget Battle: How the 'Fiscal Showdown' Impacts Gay & Transgender Americans

How the 'Fiscal Showdown' Impacts Gay and Transgender Americans

November 2012 | Center for American Progress and The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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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.

November 2012 | Alzheimer's Association

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Health and 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.

November 2012 | Mark Brennan-Ing PhD, Stephen E. Karpiak PhD, and Liz Seidel MSW, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)

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Improving the Health Care of LGBT People: Understanding and Eliminating Health Disparities

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 Institute

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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.

October 2012 | GLAD Equal Justice Under the Law

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GLBT Seniors Advocacy Project

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

October 2012 | Bay Area Legal Aid

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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.

October 2012 | Alzheimer's Association

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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.

October 2012 | GLAD Equal Justice Under the Law

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Training day: National Resource Center 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.

September 2012 | Hilary Meyer

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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.

August 2012 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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National Resource Center on LGBT Aging: Info Flyer

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

July 2012 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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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.

July 2012 | Lamda Legal

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Exploring the Needs of LGBT Elders in Metro Detroit

This article presents the findings of an elder summit help in Detroit in April of 2010.

July 2012 | Curtis Lipscomb, Executive Director of KICK; Kathleen LaTosch, Co-Chair of the LGBT Older Adult Coalition

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NRC's Cultural Competency Training Results: February 2011 - February 2012

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

July 2012 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Act now! OAA reauthorization must include services for LGBT elders

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.

July 2012 | Robert Espinoza

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Gay and Gray: 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.

July 2012 | Alzheimer's Association New York City Chapter

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Safer Sex 4 Seniors: Coming Out Can Be Ageless

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

July 2012 | Terri Clark, MPH, CHES

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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.

June 2012 | SAGE/National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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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.

June 2012 | HealthCare Chaplaincy

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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.

June 2012 | Commission on Law and Aging, American Bar Association

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Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

This publication addresses the concerns of transgender older adults on issues such as financial security, health and overall well-being.

June 2012 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and the National Center for Transgender Equality

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Safer Sex 4 Seniors: Aging Bisexuals-What's Your BiQ?

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

June 2012 | Terri Clark, MPH, CHES

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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.

May 2012 | Sean Kennedy

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I have a Transgender Client…Now What?

This fact sheet for service providers of older adults provides answers to commonly asked questions regarding transgender clients.

May 2012 | Loree Cook-Daniels, Policy Director, FORGE Transgender Aging Network

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans: The top five things you kneed to know about the 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.

May 2012 | Healthcare.gov

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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.

May 2012 | Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)

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Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations

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.

May 2012 | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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Health Care, Housing, and Property - Planning Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults

Article from the Journal of Poverty Law and Policy describing the planning needs of LGBT older adults related to health care, housing and poverty.

April 2012 | Lambda Legal, Center for Medical Advocacy, William Mitchell College of Law, National Center for Lesbian Rights

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HIV Ages 50 and Up

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

April 2012 | ActionAIDS

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A Blueprint for Equality: A Federal Agenda for Transgender People

The Blueprint for Equality presents an ambitious agenda for the transgender equality movement through federal policy change.

March 2012 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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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.

March 2012 | American Civil Liberties Union

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Know Your Rights: Fair Housing and Transgender People

This document outlines the housing rights of transgender people and how to file complaints of housing discrimination.

March 2012 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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Gathering 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.

February 2012 | The Fenway Institute

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Why Gather Data on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

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.

February 2012 | The Fenway Institute

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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.

January 2012 | U.S. Administration on Aging, Eldercare Locator and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

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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.

January 2012 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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Revised Appendix A, Interpretive Guidelines for Hospitals, and Appendix W, Interpretive Guidelines for 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.

December 2011 | Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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Navigating the System: A Know-Your-Rights Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender 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.

December 2011 | National Center for Lesbian Rights; Lavender Seniors of the East Bay; Transgender Law Center; Openhouse; Planning for Elders

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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.

December 2011 | Next Step in Care, United Hospital Fund and SAGE

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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.

December 2011 | Next Step in Care, United Hospital Fund and SAGE

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A Guide to LGBT Caregiving - Spanish Edition (Una guía para el cuidado de personas LGBT )

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.

December 2011 | Next Step in Care, United Hospital Fund and SAGE

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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.

December 2011 | Next Step in Care, United Hospital Fund and SAGE

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Una guía para conocer sus derechos diseñada para las personas lesbianas, gay, bisexual y transgénera

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.

December 2011 | National Center for Lesbian Rights; Lavender Seniors of the East Bay; Transgender Law Center; Openhouse; Planning for Elders

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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, PhD

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Executive Summary: The Health Report: Resilience and Disparities among LGBT Older Adults

This is an executive summary of the full report.

November 2011 | Karen Fredericksen-Goldsen, Hyun-Jun Kim, and Jayn Goldsen

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The Equal Rights Center: Protect Your Rights - Fair Housing

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

October 2011 | The Equal Rights Center

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Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and-Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community

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.

October 2011 | The Joint Commission

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Intergenerational projects for the LGBT community: A toolkit to inspire and inform

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.

October 2011 | The Intergenerational Longevity Centre

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Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People

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.

October 2011 | The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

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Health and 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.

September 2011 | Mark Brennan-Ing; Stephen E. Karpiak; Liz Seidel; AIDS Community Research of America (ACRIA)

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Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

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.

September 2011 | National Black Justice Coalition, National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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The LGBT Senior Population's Risk of Elder Abuse

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

August 2011 | Hilary Meyer, Director, National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States

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

August 2011 | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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How to Age with HIV - Gracefully

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

August 2011 | Mark Leydorf, originally published in POZ Magazine

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Good Training, Good Care: Center kickstarts curricula in LGBT aging

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

July 2011 | Hilary Meyer

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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.

July 2011 | Robert Espinoza

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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.

July 2011 | FORGE

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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.

July 2011 | Movement Advancement Project and GLAAD

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Language and LGBT Housing: Making Models that Fit All Communities

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.

July 2011 | Joy Silver

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FORGE Transgender Aging Network Services and Resources

A list of available services and resources about transgender aging.

June 2011 | FORGE Transgender Aging Network

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Selected Transgender Aging Network Publications

A list of various policy briefs, practice tips and other documents available about transgender aging.

June 2011 | FORGE Transgender Aging Network

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AoA Webinar: Positive Aging: HIV Turns 30 - Audio Transcript

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

June 2011 | Administration on Aging

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State 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.

June 2011 | National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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Integrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender 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.

June 2011 | National Academy on an Aging Society; SAGE

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Veterans Health Administration Transgender Healthcare Directive

Q & A by National Center for Transgender Equality explaining the transgender healthcare directive issued by the Veterans Health Administration.

June 2011 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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How Health Care Reform Will Help LGBT Elders

This article, written by Kellen Baker and Jeff Krehely (Center for American Progress), examines how health care reform will help LGBT older adults.

May 2011 | Kellen Baker and Jeff Krehely

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Safe Spaces? The Need for LGBT Cultural Competency in Aging Services

This article describes the need for aging services that are LGBT culturally competent and formation of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.

May 2011 | Hilary Meyer, SAGE

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The Policy Issues and Social Concerns Facing Older Adults with HIV

This article describes policy issues of concern for people aging with HIV.

May 2011 | Daniel Tietz and Nathan Schaefer

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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 Kaur

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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.

May 2011 | National Center for Lesbian Rights

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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.

April 2011 | Movement Advancement Project (MAP), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), The Trevor Project, GLSEN, Johnson Family Foundation

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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.

April 2011 | National Senior Citizens Law Center in collaboration with Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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Excerpt from: LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: 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.

April 2011 | National Senior Citizens Law Center in collaboration with Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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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 Medicine

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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.

March 2011 | UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

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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

March 2011 | FORGE/Transgender Aging Network

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R^3 Report (Requirement, Rationale, Reference)

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.

February 2011 | The Joint Commission

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Injustice at Every Turn: Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

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)

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LGBT San Diego's Trailblazing Generation: 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.

February 2011 | The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

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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.

January 2011 | Human Rights Campaign Foundation

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Find the Dollars You Deserve - A Road Map to Federal Funding For Aging Services: Navigating the Federal Government for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations

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

January 2011 | National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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Answers to Your Questions about Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

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.

January 2011 | American Psychological Association

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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.

January 2011 | Movement Advancement Project

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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.

December 2010 | Kelly Abel Knochel, MSW, LGSW; Catherine F. Croghan, MS, MPH, RN; Rajean P. Moone, Ph.D., LNHA; Jean K. Quam, Ph.D., L.I.C.S.W.

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Supporting Direct Care Workers in Caring for Aging Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender 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.

November 2010 | Direct Care Alliance

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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.

November 2010 | Lambda Legal

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Letter from Social Security Administration to National Center for Transgender Equality Explaining Gender Data as Optional

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.

November 2010 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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New Resource Center's Director Aims to Keep Aging LGBT Elders Well-Served - and Out of the Closet

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.

November 2010 | Betsy Dorsett

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Homophobia or Expedience? Sonoma County Goes on Trial

This is an in-depth discussion of allegations of abuse of a gay couple by a California Adult Protective Serivces agency.

September 2010 | Loree Cook-Daniels

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Report on Baby Boomers and Older Adults: Information and Service Needs

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.

September 2010 | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and Eldercare Locator

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ID Please: A Guide to Changing California and 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.

September 2010 | Transgender Law Center

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Overcoming Voting Obstacles: A Resource From the National Transgender Equality Council

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.

September 2010 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

August 2010 | Nancy J. Knauer

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Joint statement by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and National Center for Transgender Equality About Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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.

July 2010 | National Center for Transgender Equality and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)

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LGBT Older Adults: Know Your Rights in New York State 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.

July 2010 | Lamda Legal and SAGE

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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.

June 2010 | MetLife Mature Market Institute, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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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.

June 2010 | MetLife Mature Market Institute, American Society on Aging

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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.

June 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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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.

June 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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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.

June 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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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.

June 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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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.

April 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

March 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

March 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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Growing Older With The Epidemic: HIV and Aging

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.

February 2010 | GMHC

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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.

January 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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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.

January 2010 | National Center for Lesbian Rights

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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.

January 2010 | Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Center

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LGBTQ Partner Abuse

A short fact sheet on partner abuse in LGBTQ couples.

January 2010 | The Network/La Red

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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.

September 2009 | ACRIA and GMHC

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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.

August 2009 | Movement Advancement Project

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HIV Risk for Lesbians, Bisexuals & Other Women Who Have Sex With Women

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.

June 2009 | Women's Institute at GMHC

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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.

June 2009 | National Center for Lesbian Rights, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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Medicaid and HIV/AIDS

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

February 2009 | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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Medicare and HIV/AIDS

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

February 2009 | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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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.

January 2009 | Funders for LGBTQ Issues

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LGBT Health and Human Services 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.

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 Network

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Sexual Violence, Elder Abuse, and Sexuality of Transgender Adults Age 50+: Results of Three Surveys

This article includes information on what transgender older adults view as elder abuse, along with their experiences of sexual violence.

June 2008 | Loree Cook-Daniels and Michael Munson

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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.

January 2008 | Lisa Mottet; Justin Tanis

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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.

January 2008 | ACRIA

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El VIH y los Adultos Mayores

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

January 2008 | ACRIA

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HIV and Older Adults

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

January 2008 | ACRIA

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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.

June 2007 | Mary Allen, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

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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.

November 2006 | MetLife Mature Market Institute, American Society on Aging and Zogby International

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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.

January 2006 | ACRIA

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Looking Ahead: 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.

January 2006 | Philadelphia Corporation on Aging

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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.

October 2005 | Transgender Law Center

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LGBT Domestic Violence Fact Sheet

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

January 2005 | Center for American Progress

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The Graying of AIDS Stories of an Aging Epidemic

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

January 2005 | Katja Heinemann and Naomi Schegloff, MPH

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HIV/AIDS Among People Over Age 50: A Fact Sheet

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

January 2005 | Department for the Aging: The City of New York

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Out For Change: Racial and Economic Justice Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender 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.

January 2005 | Funders for LGBTQ Issues

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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.

July 2004 | Loree Cook-Daniels

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Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People

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.

January 2003 | National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Coalition for the Homeless

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Transgender Elders and SOFFAS: A primer

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.

August 2002 | Loree Cook-Daniels

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Lesbian, Gay Male, Bisexual and Transgendered Elders: Elder Abuse and Neglect Issues

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

January 2002 | Loree Cook-Daniels

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Power and Control in Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual Relationships

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

January 2000 | New York Anti-Violence Project

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Unique Challenges of Coming Out in Later Life

This article presents the unique challenges faced by LGBT elders when coming out later in life.

February 1999 | Carolyn Altman, C.S.W.

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The HIV and Aging Consensus Project: Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV

This project started over two years ago when the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America gave a presentation to the American Academy of HIV Medicine staff on their comprehensive study Research on Older Adults with HIV (ROAH) of 1000 New York City older adults living with HIV. It was the first time we learned that the HIV epidemic was now aging as a function of the enormous improvements in HIV treatment over the past 30 years.

| Sponsored by American Academy of HIV Medicine

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