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Gay & Lesbian Medical Association Provider Directory
A searchable directory of LGBT-friendly medical providers, including general practitioners, dentists, mental health specialists, and OB-GYNs.

Resources for LGBT-friendly care

Other resources

LGBT Aging Project

Mautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization
Aging in Equity
The National Coalition for LGBT Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health

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It Gets Better: Wisdom From Our Gay Elders


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LGBT Advocate Sees Hurdles Ahead
America's older population is growing, and so is the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults who are moving into their later years. In the next several decades, LGBT adults age 65 and above is expected to double, reaching more than 3 million by 2030.

What does transgender mean?
Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.

Picking a culturally sensitive caregiver
Many older people, due to their cultural backgrounds, have firm views on caregiving. These may include:

  • A sense that the family should provide all facets of care for their loved one.
  • Resistance to medical intervention, medical professionals, and any nonfamily caregivers.
  • Wariness about any arrangement that could distance the care recipient from his or her family.
10 Tips for Working with Transgender Patients

AARP LGBT PRIDE

LGBT Elder Initiative