Research on GLBT Senior Needs

Still Out, Still Aging - The MetLife Study of Lesbian and Gay Baby Boomers

The Aging and Health Report: Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults
by Dr. Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, Principal Investigator, and colleagues reveal key aging and health disparities impacting LGBT older adults

Over 2,500 LGBT adults ranging in age from 50 to 95 participated across the nation. This report is from Caring and Aging with Pride, the first national federally-funded project (also sponsored by AARP, The Gerontological Society of America, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and CSWE Gero-Ed Center) examines LGBT aging and health reveals significant health disparities impacting LGBT older adults as they age, including disability, physical and mental distress, victimization, discrimination, and lack of access to supportive aging and health services.

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