Disrupting Disparities: Solutions for 50+ LGBTQ Illinoisans

Publish date: October 2021
Source: SAGE & AARP Illinois
Topics: Caregiving, Cultural Competency, Discrimination, Health Care, LGBT 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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