LGBTQ+ aging facts

Reports estimate that there are around 3 million LGBTQ+ adults over age 50, and that number is expected to grow to around 7 million by 2030. LGBTQ+ older people face unique challenges as we age. LGBTQ+ 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. LGBTQ+ older people are living vibrant, full lives across the U.S. and around the world.

Read our LGBTQ+ aging fact sheet 
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The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging covers 20-plus topics in detail, with best practices guides, fact sheets, and more.

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