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LGBTQ Pride Month kicks off with bias-fueled pushback

In Poulsbo, Washington, 14 Pride banners were slashed. On X, the Colorado Republican Party posted: “Burn all the #pride flags this June.” And in Carlisle, Massachusetts, 200 Pride flags were stolen from the town center. All the attacks on the […]

Using data to make LGBTQ+ elders and their needs visible

Direct services. Advocacy. Training. Technical assistance. For a large organization working in all four areas to improve the lived experiences of a traditionally marginalized population, achieving impact requires the application of evidence-based insights. SAGE (Advocacy and Services for LGBTQ+ Elders) […]

LGBTQ elders are returning to the closet. Affordable housing can keep them out

As rainbow flags hang throughout New York City, I can’t help but wonder how many LGBTQ elders will spend Pride Month worried about housing. According to SAGE, a nonprofit advocating for LGBTQ+ elders, safe, affordable, and consistent housing is a […]

After decades of fear, some transgender elders celebrate freedom and progress

It is hard to imagine 75-year-old Renée Imperato – the tattooed, foul-mouthed New York City trans icon dubbed “Mother” – ever putting on gloves to hide her painted nails out of fear of discrimination. “You know what happens over the […]

LGBTQ+ communities, allies around US taking steps to promote safety at Pride 2024 events

There’s an air of defiance among those organizing or planning to attend Pride events around the country this year, despite underlying fears that occasionally prompt chills eight years after the mass shooting that killed 49 people at Pulse, an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Organizers […]

Inclusion for LGBTQ+ older adults still room for improvement

Linda Marucci, 77, remembers a time when homosexuality was listed as a “sociopathic personality disturbance” in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. When she was 18 and a family member found a love letter to a girlfriend, Linda was […]