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OPINION: We have groundwork to end the HIV epidemic. Now it’s time to execute

Tez Anderson is founder and executive director of Let’s Kick “ASS”  (AIDS Survivor Syndrome), a nonprofit dedicated to HIV long-term survivors. In 2014, he started HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (HLTSAD), which is marked every year on June 5 On World AIDS Day […]

How the Adams Administration and New City Council Must Uplift LGBTQ Older New Yorkers

Today, too many older New Yorkers remain invisible. Older people in New York City are often cast aside, despite their incredible civic, economic, and political contributions to our communities and the fact that the 60-and-over population is growing five times […]

Nine Truths About the SAGECare Training Course

Today we’re talking to Sadiya Abjani, Director of Learning & Equity at SAGE, the world’s largest and oldest organization focused on advocacy and services for LGBT elders. SAGECare, SAGE’s cultural competency training and credentialing program, provides training and consulting services to elder care […]

Guide helps LGBTQ elders find safe, accepting housing

Seniors who are part of the LGBTQ community now have a new tool for finding a safe, affirming long-term care facility. A new consumer guide from SAGE and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released this month recommends questions LGBTQ elders and their loved […]

LGBTQ elders face ‘caregiving crisis’: Meet 2 women hoping to bring change

In mid-January 2021, Sue Van Zante-Peiser received a call from her friend Ed’s partner. Ed had been hospitalized and the hospital was trying to organize care, but it was tough. Ed’s partner is a decade older and faced his own […]

LGBTQ elder care facilities open nationwide, but discrimination persists

Marsha Wetzel, an out lesbian, shared her life with her partner of 30 years, Judith Kahn, at the couple’s home in Illinois until Kahn died in 2013 of colon cancer. As is the case with some same-sex couples who never […]