Topics :: GLBT elders

A Closer Look at Discrimination Within Assisted Living Facilities

By Christiana Lilly | Sunday Aug 24, 2014
Because LGBT seniors are more likely to be single, and without someone to care for them in old age, more are looking to find an assisted living facility to live in. However, many such facilities are not welcoming.

Older Lesbians Gather in Oakland

By Matthew S. Bajko | Friday Jul 25, 2014
A national organization for lesbians age 59 and older is hosting its biennial gathering in Oakland this weekend as it marks its 25th anniversary.

Unemployed LGBT Seniors Face Many Obstacles

By Brian McNaught | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
The people who live these nightmares most often are older workers who, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, have watched the depletion of their savings, and the diminished value of their skills.

As Health Falters, GLBT Seniors Face Stark Choices

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Apr 26, 2014
Having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Bernard Mayes was confronted with a stark choice. Should the fiercely independent gay man move into a senior assisted living facility?

Seniors Lack Affordable Housing Options

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
LGBT seniors in cities across the country are facing a lack of affordable housing options as they age.

Isolation Hampers Well-Being of Gay Seniors

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Apr 13, 2014
Various research studies have found that LGBT seniors are vulnerable to being socially isolated, which can hamper their well-being and elevate their risk for depression, anxiety and other maladies.

San Fran Supes Prepare for LGBT Elder Legislation

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
Drawing upon a report finalized March 25, the two gay members of the Board of Supervisors are preparing to introduce legislation in the coming months focused on LGBT seniors issues.

Affordable Housing For Gay Seniors Opens in Pa.

By Kathy Matheson | Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
Experts say gay seniors are less likely than their straight peers to have the financial and family resources to age in homes of their own. Many fear discrimination at traditional elder housing facilities, leading them back into the closet.

Kate Clinton Teams Up With AARP/SAGE for LGBT Baby Boomers

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Oct 3, 2013
Lesbian comedian Kate Clinton has teamed up with SAGE and the AARP for a session on LGBT Baby Boomers, to be held on Oct. 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

New Study: Lgbt Seniors Struggle With Suicide

By Matthew S. Bajko | Friday Jul 12, 2013
Isolated from family and largely living alone, LGBT seniors in San Francisco contemplate taking their own life at an "alarming" rate, a new study has found.