LGBT Older Adults & Allies
Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults paved the way and continue to fight for LGBT rights. Unfortunately, some LGBT elders struggle to find welcoming and appropriate care and services. Many face economic challenges due to discrimination experienced throughout their lives. The programs and organizations listed on this page offer information, support, community, and advocacy for older LGBT adults and allies.
Click on the v-shaped arrow to the right of each program description to view more information.
This is a national coalition of six organizations that represent and advocate for American-Indian and Alaska Native, Asian-American, Pacific-Islander and Native Hawaiian, African-American, Hispanic and Latinx, and LGBT older adults. The organization engages in public education and advocacy around issues affecting diverse elders.
This hotline provides a safe space where LGBT older adults can talk about their concerns and receive support and information.
Cost: no cost
Who Is Eligible: LGBT and questioning adults 50 or older
Address: LGBT National Help Center, 2261 Market Street, #296, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (888) 234-7243
Wisdom Project = LGBT Elders works to build community, encourage social networking, keep the older community informed and engaged, and provide resources that are safe for LGBT older adults in the greater Sacramento area to access. They also provide outreach and education on topics such as cultural competence, sensitivity & LGBT history. These programs are offered through the non-profit organization Servant Hearts.
Cost: no cost
Who Is Eligible: LGBT+ & Supportive Allies (50 years+)
Address: 2362 Ranch Road, Placerville CA 95667 (mailing address only)
Phone: (218) 760-2415 or (218) 760-9268
The center creates a local safe space where LGBT people thrive with community support and connections. Programs specifically for older adults include the Golden Grounds support group.
SAGE seeks to improve the quality of services and supports available to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender older adults as well as their families. The organization offers an online resource library, information and referral, technical assistance to organizations serving older adults, a 24-hour hotline for LGBT elders, and other services.