Creating a Safe Harbor for African-American LGBT Elders

June 26, 2012

LGBT elders come from every community. For African-American LGBT elders, racism, homophobia, and transphobia conspire to make welcoming places hard to find.

A new Aging Today article, co-authored by DC-based scholar Dr. Imani Woody and NCLR Elder Law Project Fellow Daniel Redman, discusses the history of the community, the challenges African-American LGBT elders face now, and ways that all service providers can create truly inclusive spaces.

For more on finding inclusive care and other issues affecting LGBT elders, check out our publication Navigating the System: A Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders in California.