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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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‘Before You Know It’ Documentary on LGBT Elders

The Huffington Post is reporting on a Kickstarter Campaign to bring the a film focusing on the lives of three older gay men to the larger community: “BEFORE YOU KNOW IT” is a feature-length documentary that examines the lives and … Continue reading

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Discrimination and the Aging Woman

Rebecca Richman writes for the online magazine 10 Thousand Couples about the discrimination that women face as they age: When women grow old, gender discrimination is magnified. In a society that focuses on youth, older women face many different types … Continue reading

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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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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 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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