Disrupting Disparities: Solutions for 50+ LGBTQ+ Illinoisans

Publish date: October 2021
Source: SAGE & AARP Illinois
Topics: Caregiving, Cultural Competency, Discrimination, Health Care, LGBTQ+ Aging, Social Isolation

Although a key part of Illinois’ rapidly growing elder population, LGBTQ+ older adults remain largely invisible. Despite their resilience, LGBTQ+ older adults face significant disparities that are rooted in discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, racism, a lack of legal and social recognition, a reliance on chosen family, reduced access to inclusive services, and other social determinants of health and well-being.

This report seeks to:

1) Identify the disparities faced by Illinois’ 50-plus LGBTQ+ population
2) Develop concrete policy solutions to address these disparities

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