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.

While we’ve come a long way in this country, there are still many injustices facing the LGBTQ+ community especially among the aging population. Older LGBTQ+ people are more likely to deal with isolation, depression, and discrimination than cis, heterosexual seniors.

This content was originally published on WNYC Studios a on October 11, 2021.

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