The Situation at the Federal Level

Across the nation, advocates are working to address one of the most critical issues facing LGBT seniors: housing. Communities are confronting the lack of affordable, LGBT friendly living space for seniors in their communities. While supportive, long-term care facilities for older LGBT people are growing in number, more has to be done. A comprehensive plan to tackle the most salient issues facing seniors in the LGBT community is needed.

In 2011, after completing a study on LGBT seniors, the University of Washington’s Institute for Multigenerational Health published a list of key recommendations and reforms in the areas of policy, services, education, and research that will help address some of these issues.

Read Caring and Aging with Pride for more information and to see the list of specific recommendations.