LGBT aging facts

Reports estimate that there are around 3 million LGBT adults over age 50, and that number is expected to grow to around 7 million by 2030. LGBT older people face unique challenges as we age. LGBT elders are:

  • Twice as likely to be single and live alone
  • Four times less likely to have children
  • Far more likely to have faced discrimination and social stigma
  • More likely, therefore, to face poverty and homelessness, and to have poor health

But even as we face these challenges, we are resilient. LGBT older people are living vibrant, full lives across the U.S. and around the world.

Read our LGBT aging fact sheet 
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Publications and media

  Find out more at the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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In-depth learning

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging covers 20-plus topics in detail, with best practices guides, fact sheets, and more.