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LGBTQIA+ Health: LGBT Elders

This guide offers resources on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health.

Books on LGBT Elders & Seniors at the UCSF Library

Organizations and Resources for LGBT Elders & Seniors

LGBT elders have brought about immense social and political changes, but many suffered arrest, firing and eviction, psychiatric mistreatment, being disowned by family, and dishonorable discharge. LGBT elders are more susceptible to poverty due to discrimination, and are more likely to live alone with significantly higher rates of health risk.

Senior care facilities frequently lack training or awareness of LGBT care needs. Overwhelming numbers of LGBT elders report fears of discrimination and harassment in senior facilities, and many feel forced to conceal their sexual orientation or gender identity even if they have previously been out of the closet.