Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and-Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community
This guide, published by The Joint Commission, contains a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources, and testimonials designed to assist hospital staff in improving quality of care by enhancing their efforts to provide care that is more welcoming, safe, and inclusive of LGBT patients and families.
October 2011 | The Joint CommissionLearn More Download PDF
This guide was created in 2016 and published in 2017 as a collaborative effort of the ACLU of Michigan, SAGE Metro Detroit and the three Area Agencies on Aging serving Southeastern Michigan: Detroit Area Agency on Aging, AAA1-B, and The Senior Alliance.
July 2017 | ACLU of Michigan, in collaboration with AAA1-B, Detroit Area Agency on Aging, SAGE Metro Detroit, and The Senior AllianceLearn More Download PDF
Ever-growing religious exemption laws put LGBT elders at increased risk for discrimination.
December 2017 | The Movement Advancement Project and SAGE & Public Rights/Private Conscience Project (PRPCP) at Columbia Law SchoolLearn More Download PDF
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
What do we know about LGBTQ+ Aging? This fact sheet provides an overview of topics such as caregiving, cultural competency, discrimination, heatlh care, HIV/AIDS, housing, financial security, social isolation, and wellness.
March 2021 | SAGE and National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ AgingLearn More Download PDF
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
This publication addresses the concerns of transgender older adults on issues such as financial security, health and overall well-being.
June 2012 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and the National Center for Transgender EqualityLearn More Download PDF
A research article exploring the intersection of disability and LGBTQ discrimination and marginalization.
December 2020 | Victoria M. Rodríguez-Roldán, National LGBTQ Task ForceLearn More Download PDF
Just Us: The longing and hope of LGBTQ people
May 2023 | Carey Candrian, PhDLearn More Download PDF
Key Informant Perspectives on Supporting Health and Well-Being for LGBTQ+ Rural Residents, Policy Brief September 2022
This policy brief presents findings from interviews with national LGBTQ+ support and advocacy organizations regarding challenges to physical and mental health and well-being for LGBTQ+ individuals in rural communities, as well as recommendations for improving the ability to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals living in rural areas.
December 2022 | University of Minnesota Rural Health Research CenterLearn More Download PDF
The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity (CoE LGBTQ+ BHE) has created this language guidance related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) as a resource for behavioral health practitioners to better understand the most recent language used in LGBTQ+ communities.
December 2022 | Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health EquityLearn More Download PDF
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.
January 2023 | Williams Institute authored by, Lauren J.A. Bouton, Amanda M. Brush, Ilan H. MeyerLearn More Download PDF
LGBT Aging 2025: Strategies for Achieving a Healthy and Thriving LGBT Older Adult Community in Massachusetts
This guide is part of a visioning project in Massachusetts, seeking to answer the question: If we want to have a thriving, happy and healthy LGBT older adult community in Massachusetts in 2025, what changes in services, health care, and policy should we make now?
December 2020 | The Fenway InstituteLearn More Download PDF
This report is a review of existing literature of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults and provides recommendations for future research and policy needs.
September 2016 | Soon Kyu Choi, M.P.P., MSc. and Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D., Williams Institute, UCLA School of LawLearn 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 LGBT Needs Assessment Survey provided by the City Los Angeles, Department of Aging serves as a model for assessing the LGBT community as part of preparing area plans.
July 2017 | City of Los Angeles, Department of AgingLearn More Download PDF
This publication highlights that many LGBT older adults experience regular discrimination in long-term care facilities.
April 2011 | National Senior Citizens Law Center in collaboration with Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)Learn More Download PDF
The goal of the survey was to provide the community, the city and foundations with information to best allocate resources to address any unmet needs. The survey was funded by the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services, Horizons Foundation and the Bob Ross Foundation.
August 2021 | San Francisco LGBTQ Aging Research PartnershipLearn More Download PDF
New AARP national survey finds most LGBT adults want but don’t have access to LGBT-sensitive care and services.
March 2018 | AARP, Angela HoughtonLearn More Download PDF
This publication provides the full needs assessment performed for the LGBT+ community, aged 50+, living with HIV in Puerto Rico.
December 2021 | Waves Ahead Corp and SAGE Puerto Rico, JSI Research & Training Institute, SAGE’s HIV & Aging Policy Action CoalitionLearn More Download PDF
This infographic highlights a few key findings from SAGE's report "Out and Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults."
October 2014 | SAGELearn More Download PDF
The Executive Summary of "Out and Visible" details highlights from SAGE's uniquely comprehensive, nationally representative quantitative study on aging among LGBT people. The study was conducted in March 2014 by Harris Poll.
October 2014 | SAGELearn More Download PDF
Out and Visible explores the aging realities of LGBT people, as well as their fears, beliefs, behaviors and aspirations in areas such as healthcare, finance and retirement, support systems, housing and sources of information.
October 2014 | SAGELearn More Download PDF
Hear from Area Agencies on Aging who have been successful in including LGBT older adults in their programming. Topics covered include how planning has helped with LGBT outreach and services, as well as challenges and lessons learned. This webinar was hosted by n4a and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging with guest speakers from the Administration on Community Living, ElderSource, and Multnomah County Aging, Disability & Veterans Services.
March 2018 | SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT AgingLearn More Go to Web Site
This Q&A explores current research completed by Katie Fasullo, Registered Nurse and doctoral student at Rush University, in the Advanced Public Health Nurse, Doctor of Nursing Practice. Katie's research article is titled, LGBTQ Older Adults in Long-Term Care Settings: An Integrative Review to Inform Best Practices.
September 2021 | Katherine FasulloLearn More
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
This report is a summary of the efforts taken by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, as well as recommendations for future action.
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This research-driven factsheet aims to assist non-LGBTQ+ specific hotlines in working with LGBTQ+ individuals in a crisis response setting. It discusses tips for individual crisis responders in working with LGBTQ+ individuals and also discusses tips for crisis response organizations in supporting LGBTQ+ communities as a whole.
May 2022 | Thomas GodwinLearn More Download PDF