April 24, 2013 | by Staff reports
Health disparities in older people of color
Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders, Sage, gay news, Washington Blade

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A report released last week from SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) explored the health disparities faced by LGBT older people of color and offers policy solutions in 10 areas to address the findings, the Windy City Times, a gay Chicago paper, reported.

The study, dubbed “Health Equity and LGBT Elders of Color,” found that “LGBT elders of color are historically marginalized on multiple fronts and their needs are often under-addressed in the mainstream aging field and in the popular LGBT rights movement,” according to Michael Adams, SAGE’s executive director.

Among the areas targeted were linguistic competence, federal funding for needs-targeted programming, stronger Social Security, decreasing elder abuse, secure and affordable housing and access to safe and necessary care for transgender seniors.

The full report is available from sageusa.org.

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