Covid-19 & LGBTQ Older People

Publish date: April 2020
Source: SAGE
Topics: Cultural Competency, Discrimination, Health Care, Social Isolation

Research from the CDC indicates older people are at a greater risk for severe illness due to COVID-19. There are currently 3 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans 50 years of age and older, with over 1.1 million that are 65 years and older. Having undergone a lifetime of systemic discrimination and in turn poorer health outcomes, older LGBT people are especially vulnerable. This brief, co-created by SAGE and HRC, explores these vulnerabilities and the action steps that can be taken to properly support older LGBT people.

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