On Thursday, July 26th, NCLR’s Elder Law Project and the San Francisco Human Rights Commission organized a groundbreaking meeting that brought together representatives from nearly two-dozen government agencies and organizations to discuss key issues and obstacles that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders of color face each day.
LGBT elders of color not only face the ageism, homophobia, and transphobia that all LGBT elders face, but also discrimination based on race, religion, and national origin. San Francisco Supervisors Christine Olague and Scott Wiener opened the meeting and shared important information about the newly formed San Francisco LGBT Elder Task Force, which is now accepting applications.
For more on the particular issues facing African-American LGBT elders, check out this article from Aging Today co-written by NCLR attorney Daniel Redman and DC-based scholar and activist Imani Woody.
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