Category Archives: LGBT Seniors

Call for LGBT Elders to Share Their Stories

From Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE): SAGE Story today launched a nationwide contest to gather stories that relate how LGBT older people combat and conquer isolation, building the support systems we all need to age well. Enter now … Continue reading

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LGBT History: LGBT Elders Tell Their Story Though ‘Gen Silent’ Documentary

Gen Silent explores the issues of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) elders in their ability to seek care comfortably as they age. Many of these seniors are estranged from friends and family or may have had their friends or … Continue reading

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Rochester, N.Y. Home Health Agency Educates Workers In Cultural Competency for LGBT Population

From democratandchronicle.com: A dinner conversation has ended up putting a new resource on the menu of health care options for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals who need home care in the Rochester region. HCR Home Care, working with the … Continue reading

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Hearing Held In Mass. on Creation of LGBT Elder Commission

boston.com reports that MassEquality and the LGBT Aging Project met with lawmakers on Boston’s Beacon Hill April 9, 2013 to lobby for the creation of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Elder Commission: “Last year, the Patrick Administration issued … Continue reading

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Gay Comic Christmas Episode Includes LGBT Senior

While I am still want for the gay senior character (who, thus far, has appeared so infrequently that I have now forgotten his name) from Kyle’s Bed and Breakfast to have more of storyline, I did think that the annual … Continue reading

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Gay Comic Strip Loses Gay Senior Character

Looks like the age of gay invisibility applies to cartoon characters as well. Back at the end of August I posted about Greg Fox’s bi-weekly cartoon, ‘Kyle’s Bed and Breakfast.’ In that cartoon we were introduced to Uncle Ray, who … Continue reading

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Gay Comic Strip adds a Gay Senior Character

One of the complaints that I have with Greg Fox’s gay themed comic, Kyle’s Bed and Breakfast, is the hyper-buff way that he draws all the characters–save for Nick Ferrelli. I feel like its an innacurate reflection of all the … Continue reading

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Planning Commission Approves LGBT Senior Housing Plan

Good news for those who were fighting for our rights before us from The San Francisco Appeal: San Francisco’s first affordable housing development and activities center created specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors was approved Thursday in a … Continue reading

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New Guidebook for and about Transgender Seniors

From phillymag.com: Thanks to Sage (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), transgender men and women have a new guidebook on what to anticipate as they get older. Improving the Lives of Transgender … Continue reading

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The Injustice of Social Security for LGBT Seniors

The Washington Blade is reporting on a new bill making its way through congress, HR 4609, The Social Security Equality Act introduced by Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.). The Bill would help to give same-sex couples greater access to their spouses social security benefits … Continue reading

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