The Diverse Elders Coalition and LGBT Aging: Connecting Communities, Issues, and Resources in a Historic Moment

Author: Robert Espinoza

This article, which appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Public Policy and Aging Report, begins with a brief literature review on the socioeconomic conditions facing LGBT elders and elders of color, noting significant disparities across multiple areas related to health and well-being in one’s later years. It then describes the formation of the Diverse  Elders Coalition, and discusses the Coalition’s importance to policy makers concerned with enacting improvements for LGBT elders and elders of color.