Eliminating barriers for LGBT seniors in our community

Jennifer McQuilkin
ARC623 | Fall 2015

The population of aging adults in the US who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is on the rise.Currently there are 3 million LGBT adults over 55 years of age. By 2030 this number is expected to increase substantially, potentially growing to 7.2 million adults. Many LGBT Seniors are impacted by the effects of social stigma, past and present, in addition to inequitable laws, programs, and services.