Monday, March 30, 2009

Gay Marriage & LGBT Aging Issues...

Produced by Charlotte Robinson


In this exclusive audio interview, David Aronstein, Founder & President of Stonewall Communities, Inc a non-profit org based in Boston, Massachusetts discusses their mission to build a community among older lesbians, gay men & their friends by creating residential, educational & support opportunities. It is estimated that there are as many as 5 million gay men & lesbians who are 55 & older in America today, a number that will continue to grow rapidly as Baby Boomers age. In spite of these numbers, our LGBT community is routinely denied equal access to the economic benefits, services, marriage & other legal rights & social safety nets that other seniors take for granted. Now older LGBT people around the country & around the globe can share information, resources, personal interests & more, while keeping informed on the issues & concerns facing our community. It’s time to put a whole new face on LGBT aging….:)


Anonymous said...

Listeners interested in learning more about LGBT aging issues will find more than 450 annotated listings for useful websites via the LGBT Aging Resources Clearinghouse of the American Society on Aging. The search categories include "Housing & Support Services." Visit http://www.asaging.org/larc.

Gerard Koskovich
Staff Liaison
LGBT Aging Issues Network
American Society on Aging
San Francisco

Anonymous said...

I would like to make sure when we are having these conversations on LGBT Aging that we continue to include people of color in the conversation/discussion. We are not all one monogamous group with all of the same needs and wants, although we support marriage equality, people of color are 4-7 times more likely to die from a chronic illness as compare to our white counterparts.