Category Archives: LGBT Seniors

‘Bill of Rights Ordinance’ Passed for LGBT Seniors In San Francisco

From KCBS: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A city ordinance prohibiting discrimination against senior lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender San Franciscans by long-term care facilities and nursing homes was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: Lesbian and Gay Seniors Tell Us Via Video

From the website Queerty.com, comes this little gem of Lesbian and Gay seniors explaining what life was like for them when they were young; their thoughts on the world today for LGBTs; and advice for young LGBT folks. Just the emotional … Continue reading

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Nurses the ‘Front Line’ of Caring for LGBT Elders

From UAB news: More than 2 million older adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and they have specific physical and mental health needs of which nurses need to be aware, according to a recent publication in the Journal … Continue reading

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Affordable LGBT Senior Home set to open in Chicago September 2014

From ChicagoPride.com: Chicago, IL — One of America’s first affordable LGBT senior homes is set to open in Boystown by end of August or early September 2014. Heartland Housing, a nonprofit specializing in affordable housing, and Center on Halsted have … Continue reading

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A Minority within a Minority: African American LGBT Seniors and ‘Double Jeopardy’ Discrimination

From the Bay Area Reporter: In San Francisco African American LGBT seniors often face a double jeopardy in terms of discrimination. Within the black community, they struggle to overcome homophobia. In the LGBT community, they encounter race-based prejudices. “We’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Stable Housing is ‘Number One Problem’ for San Francisco’s LGBT Elders

From The Bay Area Reporter: A San Francisco panel reviewing LGBT aging issues has zeroed in on housing as the number one concern in its report it is preparing to send to city leaders at the end of March. According … Continue reading

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LGBT Senior Housing Project to Open January 2014 in Philly, Pa.

From CBSPhilly: PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An apartment building in center city Philadelphia will be the nation’s second housing community geared specifically toward the needs of LGBT senior citizens. Residents are expected to begin moving into the $19-million building at 13th … Continue reading

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