Integrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults into Aging Policy and Practice – June 2011

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The National Academy on an Aging Society teamed up with SAGE to publish this edition of the Public Policy and Aging Report. There are a number of articles, with topics including the absence of research devoted to LGBT populations; the higher economic, health, and social risk profile of these individuals; the absence of public policies directed to their specific concerns; the failure of existing broad-based aging policies to incorporate LGBT needs and interests; the lack of cultural competency training among services personnel; the failure of public agencies to address bias-based victimization suffered by LGBT communities; the stealth realization that half of Americans living with HIV will be over the age of 50 by 2015; and the void in the gerontological literature speaking to diversity within the LGBT population. Visit sageusa.org for more information.