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Equality delayed is equality denied

How long must some Americans wait until we are all equal? “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” is a well-known phrase in the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Yet, scores of Americans who identify as LGBTQ+ are denied these Inalienable […]

Les Geller: North Carolina’s LGBTQ+ seniors deserve long-overdue federal protections

At 75, I’m retired from a lifelong career in architecture, and I feel the need to speak out. Our nation recently joined people around the world to honor International Day of Older Persons. For an LGBTQ+ older adult like me, […]

The Takeaway: Aging While Queer

October is LGBTQ+ History month. For some of the members of the LGBTQ+ community, that history is not just an academic exploration to be researched in books but a lifetime of memories of years of discrimination, oppression, invisibility, and fear. […]

National Coming Out Day: Some LGBTQ+ seniors fearing discrimination go back ‘into the closet’

When Don Bell, a 71-year-old gay man, was searching for a senior living facility, he knew one thing for sure: He didn’t want to go “back into the closet” to find a safe place to live. “I had to face […]

LGBTQ+ seniors fear discrimination when searching for housing

Many LGBTQ+ seniors who live in long-term care communities and senior housing are fearful of being mistreated, refused care, neglected, or abused—with some even re-closeting themselves for safety. In many states, it’s still legal to deny access to housing and […]

Report details disparities faced by aging LGBTQ+ Illinoisans

Many aging LGBTQ+ Illinoisans face barriers to health care and financial security and fear discrimination in senior communities, according to a combined report from senior and LGBTQ+ advocacy groups released this week. The Disrupting Disparities: Challenges and Solutions for 50+ […]