Disrupting Disparities: Solutions for LGBTQ New Yorkers 50+Publish date: January 2021
Source: SAGE, AARP New York & AARP Foundation
Topics: Caregiving, Cultural Competency, Discrimination, Health Care, LGBT Aging, Social Isolation
As of 2021, New York State ranks among the top 10 states in terms of the percentage of its population that is lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBTQ). Of the estimated 800,000 LGBTQ adults in New York State, nearly one-third (28%) are over the age of 50. Although a key part of New York State’s rapidly growing elder population, LGBTQ older people remain largely invisible and face unique challenges in aging.
This report seeks to:
1) identify the disparities faced by New York State’s 50-plus LGBTQ population; and
2) develop concrete policy solutions to address these disparities.