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Disparities For LGBT Elders of Color

By Charlotte Robinson, April 18, 2013

A new report “Health Equity & LGBT Elders of Color” has been released by SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) that examines health disparities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) older people of color & offers policy solutions in 10 areas to address these challenges. The report’s release coincides with April being the National Minority Health Month, an initiative of the federal Office of Minority Health to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial & ethnic minorities—among them a rapidly growing population of LGBT elders of color who are often underserved & largely rendered invisibly in public policy discussions. Michael Adams, SAGE Executive Director stated, “SAGE is proud to release the new policy report Health Equity & LGBT Elders of Color during National Minority Health Month. As a national organization working with constituents who are both LGBT identified & older adults, we understand that individuals & communities have unique needs because of the intersections of identities. LGBT elders of color are historically marginalized on multiple fronts & their needs are often under addressed in the mainstream aging field & in the popular LGBT rights movement. This groundbreaking report sheds light on the health disparities of LGBT elders of color & how to address them.” Read Report & More Info: sageusa.org 
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