This equity self-assessment aims to help agencies determine how effectively they are supporting communities of greatest social need. It also aims to aid in identifying areas of growth. To get started, mark the boxes next to the actions your agency or team is taking to be more inclusive to this range of service recipients.
July 2022 | Older Adults Equity CollaborativeLearn More Download PDF
Diverse Elders Coalition and its members, in partnership with the National Alliance for Caregiving, discuss findings from their recently released report, Family Caregiving for Older Adults from Diverse Communities.
December 2021 | Diverse Elders Coalition and National Alliance for CaregivingLearn More
This factsheet provides a summary of the findings from the Family Caregiving in Diverse Communities full report, which assessed the needs of diverse family caregivers for older adults.
December 2021 | Diverse Elders Coalition, National Alliance for CaregivingLearn More Download PDF
An assessment to discover the specific needs of diverse family caregivers for older adults was performed by the Diverse Aging Coalition and the National Alliance for Caregiving. This report outlines the findings from the assessment.
December 2021Learn More Download PDF
Based on findings from the Two Spirit Elders Resource and Information Guide.
November 2021 | National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative, University of North Dakota, Keck School of Medicine of USC, National Center on Elder Abuse, SAGE National Resoure Center on LGBT AgingLearn More Download PDF
Esta hoja informativa explora cómo la edad, la raza y la sexualidad se entrecruzan y los pasos que uno puede tomar para ayudar a fortalecer los apoyos para LGBT BIPOC (negros, indígenas, personas de color).
July 2021 | Tomme Faust, M.A. for the National Resource Center on LGBT AgingLearn More Download PDF
This fact sheet explores how age, race, and sexuality intersect and steps one can take help strengthen supports for LGBT BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
June 2021 | Tomme Faust, M.A. for the National Resource Center on LGBT AgingLearn More Download PDF
Dr. Jane Fleishman, PhD, provides a Q&A on authoring, The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging.
December 2020 | Dr. Jane Fleishman, PhdLearn More Download PDF
This guide will serve as a reference for how to provide culturally affirming and specific services that center diverse elders in every step of your planning process.
May 2020 | Asociación Nacional Pro Personas Mayores, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, National Indian Council on Aging, The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, SAGE National Resource Center on LGBT AgingLearn More Download PDF
Funded by the Administration on Community Living (ACL), the National Consortium on Aging Resources for Seniors' Equity works to decrease the prevalence of disparities among racial, ethnic minority and LGBT older adults, their families and caregivers, by providing technical assistance to the Aging Network.
March 2017 | Consortium MembersLearn More Download PDF
The time has come for an intersectional approach that takes into full account all of these life experiences. This approach will prove invaluable to practitioners committed to working effectively with vulnerable older adults. It also will fuel policy progress by supporting shared agendas and advocacy based on the intersecting interests of diverse elder communities.
August 2016 | Michael Adams SAGE, CEO Published by Generations - Journal of the American Society on AgingLearn More Download PDF
Understanding Deterrents and Barriers to Supporting African American/Black and other People of Color Aging In the LGBTQ/SGL Community and Finding Solutions
Dr. Imani Woody shares insights regarding barriers faced by people of color aging in the LGBT community and explores solutions LGBT organizations can utilize to support involvement and equity by people of color aging in LGBTQ communities.
February 2016 | Dr. Imani WoodyLearn More
This report describes the results of a qualitative needs assessment to better understand the experiences of aging, and the socio-economic and health challenges facing the LGBT Hispanic older adult community.
February 2014 | National Hispanic Council on Aging, SAGE, and Diverse Elders CoalitionLearn More Download PDF
This infographic shows LGBT health, racial disparities and aging by the numbers.
February 2014 | SAGE and the Diverse Elders CoalitionLearn More Go to Web Site
This report examines how LGBT workers of color face unique challenges related to their race and ethnicity and their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. In particular, LGBT workers of color are hindered by three major barriers: educational barriers; hiring bias and on-the-job discrimination; and unequal pay, benefits, and taxation. As a result, LGBT people of color are some of the most disadvantaged workers in the United States—and face extraordinarily high rates of unemployment and poverty.
October 2013 | Movement Advancement Project, the Center for American Progress and its FIRE Initiative, Freedom to Work, the Human Rights Campaign, and the National Black Justice CoalitionLearn More Download PDF
GRIOT (Gay Reunion In Our Time) Circle is a grassroots organization which seeks to address the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens, particularly people of color, though we are open to all races by providing programs and support systems designed to affirm their lives and encourage self-empowerment.
January 2013Learn More Go to Web Site | 718-246-2775
This article presents the findings of an elder summit help in Detroit in April of 2010.
July 2012 | Curtis Lipscomb, Executive Director of KICK; Kathleen LaTosch, Co-Chair of the LGBT Older Adult CoalitionLearn More Download PDF
The Diverse Elders Coalition and LGBT Aging: Connecting Communities, Issues, and Resources in a Historic Moment
This article, which appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Public Policy and Aging Report, begins with a brief literature review on the socioeconomic conditions facing LGBT elders and elders of color, noting significant disparities across multiple areas related to health and well-being in one's later years. It then describes the formation of the Diverse Elders Coalition, and discusses the Coalition's importance to policy makers concerned with enacting improvements for LGBT elders and elders of color.
July 2012 | Robert EspinozaLearn More Download PDF
Western States Center is an organization that works to bridge the LGBT communities with communities of color to collectively address racial justice, gender issues, and LGBTQ equality. The center offers trainings, consultation and support, research and analysis, tools and resources, strategic convenings, and works primarily in eight states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
March 2012 | email@example.comLearn More Go to Web Site | (503) 228-8866
Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) started the SAGE Harlem Program in early 2004 at the request of LGBT older people of color living in Harlem for culturally and linguistically competent services close to home. This article discusses the program's impact.
November 2011 | Tom Weber, Director Community Services, SAGELearn More
The Aging and Health Report: Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults
This publication is the first national federally-funded project to examine LGBT aging and health. It documents 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.
November 2011 | Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, PhD, Hyun-Jun Kim, PhD, Charles A. Emlet, PhD, Anna Muraco, PhD, Elena A. Erosheva, PhD, Charles P. Hoy-Ellis, MSW, Jayn Goldsen, BS, Heidi Petry, PhDLearn More Download PDF
This is an executive summary of the full report.
November 2011 | Karen Fredericksen-Goldsen, Hyun-Jun Kim, and Jayn GoldsenLearn More Download PDF
This Q&A with Aisha Young, the founder of African Americans in Gerontology, discusses the organization's work to provide guidance and professional development opportunities, encourage networking, and promote community activism for African American professionals and students in the field of gerontology.
October 2011 | Aisha Young, Founder of African Americans in GerontologyLearn More
GAPIMNY provides a safe and supportive social, political, and educational forum for gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning Asian and Pacific Islander men in the New York metropolitan area.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 212-802-7423
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 212-802-7423
GRIOT (Gay Reunion In Our Times) Circle is a community based organization which seeks to maintain a safe space for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color. We provide emotional support and quality programming in order to counteract the effects of ageism, racism, sexism and homophobia on this fragmented and marginalized population
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 718 246-2775
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer) people of color need space to network, socialize and address the various health issues faced around this region. The MOCHA Center exists to meet those needs. The MOCHA Center serves Rochester and Buffalo through our two locations. Our spaces host community events, offer supportive services to those in need, provide a link to PrEP (a life-saving HIV prevention medication), perform free HIV testing and sex education, and distribute free safer sex tools like condoms and lube to the community.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 585-420-1400
The Unity Fellowship's mission is to offer religious and spiritual services to the GLBTQ community of Philadelphia through worship service and community programs and to combat social injustices such as racism, homophobia and sexism through social justice ministry.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 215-222-3180
Entre Hermanos exists to provide support, develop leadership and strengthen the Latino(a) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community of Seattle and King County. Entre Hermanos provides a cultural, social and emotional environment of safe health, creating a model appropriate to the needs of our GLBT Latino(a) community.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 206-322-7700
AQUA is an all-volunteer organization empowering the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning members of the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the metro Washington, DC area focusing on queer API issues and interests.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | firstname.lastname@example.org
Diverse and Resilient is committed to the healthy development of LGBT people in Wisconsin through building leadership in individuals and capacity in organizations. SHEBA (Sisters Helping Each other Battle AIDS) is an African American transgender leadership development program. Connexus is an African American LGBT social and educational program. Project ABLE is a CDC-funded program for African American MSM.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 414-390-0444
AGUILAS is dedicated to creating a supportive, culturally sensitive environment for gay and bisexual Latinos. AGUILAS is committed to developing programs that promote health, well being and community building to foster positive self-identities, healthy relationships and leadership skills.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 415-558-8403
The mission of Asian and Pacific Islander Family Pride is to end the isolation of Asian and Pacific Islander families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through support, education, and dialogue.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 510-818-0887
BIENESTAR is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of the Latino community and other underserved communities. BIENESTAR accomplishes this through community education, prevention, mobilization, advocacy and the provision of direct social support services.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 323-727-7896 x123
The Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project's mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/gender queer and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 415-252-1444
ZAMI NOBLA (National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging) is a national organization of black lesbians based in Atlanta, Georgia. ZAMI NOBLA's mission is to promote positive aging through a social justice framework. They support black lesbians 40 and older through education, social networking, academic scholarships, training, advocacy, public policy, research and needs based community programming.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 404 647-4754
Amigas Latinas is a support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, bisexual and questioning women of Latina heritage that provide a safe environment and offers opportunities to gather, celebrate and explore their identities and potential as women who love women.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 773-661-0940
MAP is a community-based organization whose mission is to improve Asian health—particularly sexual and reproductive health—by linking people to services and promoting safer sex. Queer & Asian's line-up includes performance events, community celebrations, and Boston Pride Day.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 617-426-6755
QAPA, formerly AMALGM, is the oldest Asian queer organization in the United States. QAPA is committed to providing a supportive social, political, and educational environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage (this is inclusive of A/PIs, A/PI Americans and those who are of mixed A/PI heritage) in the Boston and New England area.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 617-335-3907
A human services organization established for support, socialization and awareness in the LGBTQ Middle Eastern Community.
September 2011Learn More Go to Web Site | 313-729-7515
Hutson Inniss, Executive Director of the National Coalition for LGBT Health, talks about the Coalition’s work, LGBT older adults’ health, and HIV/AIDS.
September 2011 | Hutson Inniss, Executive Director of the National Coalition for LGBT HealthLearn More
Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey
Through a partnership with several organizations, the purpose of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey was to measure the experiences of discrimination within the transgender community. The results show that transgender people faced bias that affects all areas of life.
September 2011 | National Black Justice Coalition, National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task ForceLearn More Download PDF
The Age of LGBT Aging was the Keynote address from TransFaith in Color 2011 national conference. The conference was hosted by the Freedom Center for Social Justice. Additionally, this speech was posted on the web site for Southerners on New Ground (SONG).
July 2011 | Robert EspinozaLearn More Download PDF
The National Academy on an Aging Society teamed up with SAGE to publish this edition of the Public Policy and Aging Report discussing a number of different policy areas as they relate to LGBT aging.
June 2011 | National Academy on an Aging Society; SAGELearn More Download PDF
This policy research brief documents the health inequties in LGB adults compared to heterosexual adults in California.
March 2011 | UCLA Center for Health Policy ResearchLearn More Download PDF
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues has updated the directory of organizations listed in “Building Communities: Autonomous LGBTQ People of Color Organizations in the U.S,” and included projects housed in broader-themed organizations that explicitly address LGBTQ people of color.
January 2009 | Funders for LGBTQ IssuesLearn More Download PDF
Out For Change: Racial and Economic Justice Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities
This report highlights a number of issues facing LGBT communities, as well as existing organizing efforts among LGBT groups that effectively address racial and economic justice matters.
January 2005 | Funders for LGBTQ IssuesLearn More Download PDF
A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, they work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.
September 2000Learn More Go to Web Site | 718-596-0342