Diverse Elders Coalition, SAGE || Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders, National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)

In Their Own Words: a Needs Assessment of Hispanic LGBT Older Adults

From their respective experiences working with LGBT Hispanic older adults, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) have long known that this elder population faces specialized challenges and is particularly vulnerable. Until now, however, that knowledge was limited to individual anecdotes; no research had intensively examined the needs of and interests of LGBT Hispanic older adults from around the country. With the release of this path-breaking report, NHCOA has changed that landscape and made a critically important – in fact, foundational — contribution to building a body of knowledge on diverse older adults, including Hispanic elders who are LGBT.

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