LGBT Adults Aged 50 and Older In The US During the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 2023 | Williams Institute authored by, Lauren J.A. Bouton, Amanda M. Brush, Ilan H. Meyer

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“Research has shown that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased economic and social instability for LGBT people of all ages. However, precarity is not new for LGBT older adults and COVID-19 may be viewed as part of a continuum of disruptive events that impact the aging experiences of LGBT older adults.”

Using data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey (HPS) collected July 21, 2021 to August 8, 2022, we explore the demographics, health, and economic experiences of older LGBT adults during the COVID-19 pandemic as compared with straight/cisgender older adults.