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The LGBT aging community crisis

The LGBT aging community crisis

by STEPHANIE ERICKSON
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We are all aging.

The demographics are shifting and resources are lacking to support our seniors. For the LGBT aging community, resources, and particularly those for housing needs, are virtually non-existent. Due to stigma, discrimination, family dynamics and other issues, this aging community is at even greater risk of inadequate support. This week’s guest, Serena Worthington from SAGE, discusses the complexity of this issue and the efforts being made to rectify it. For more information, visit their Facebook site. To read about the study regarding the experience of the LGBT community looking for housing, visit the ERC Documents Discrimination against Older Same-Sex Couples – The Equal Rights Center.

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