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Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows

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Report from Michael Adams and Jeff Krehely discusses solutions for addressing the unique barriers and inequalities faced by LGBT elders.
Report from Michael Adams and Jeff Krehely discusses solutions for addressing the unique barriers and inequalities faced by LGBT elders.

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Published by: Center for American Progress on Apr 11, 2011
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APa
With a oreword by 
Services & Advocacy
for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual& Transgender Elders
ImProvIng the LIves o LgBt oLder AduLts
March 2010
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ti p wa a by:
LgBt m Aac Pjc (mAP)
The LGBT Movement Advancement Project is an independentintellectual resource or the LGBT movement. MAP’s mission isto speed achievement o ull social and political equality orLGBT people by providing strategic inormation, insights, andanalyses that help increase and align resources or highestimpact. For more inormation, go towww.lgbtmap.org.
sic a Acacy  gay, Lbia, Bixal ata el (sAge)
SAGE is the world’s oldest and largest nonprot agencydedicated to serving LGBT older people. Since its inception,SAGE has pioneered programs and services or the agingLGBT community, provided technical assistance and trainingto expand opportunities or LGBT older people across thecountry, and provided a national voice on LGBT aging issues. In2005, SAGE became the rst ocial LGBT delegate at a WhiteHouse Conerence on Aging. In 2010, SAGE was awarded a3-year, $900,000 grant rom the U.S. Department o Health andHuman Services and the Administration on Aging to createthe nation’s only national resource center on LGBT aging. Formore inormation go towww.sageusa.org.
ti p wa lp i paip wi:
Aica sciy  Ai (AsA)
The American Society on Aging is an association o diverseindividuals bound by a common goal: to support thecommitment and enhance the knowledge and skills o thosewho seek to improve the quality o lie o older adults andtheir amilies. The membership o ASA is a multidisciplinaryarray o proessionals who are concerned with the physical,emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects o aging.ASA’s 6000 members are researchers, practitioners, educators,business people and policymakers concerned with thephysical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects o aging. For more inormation go towww.asaging.org.
C  Aica P (CAP)
The Center or American Progress is a think tank dedicatedto improving the lives o Americans through ideas andaction. CAP combines bold policy ideas with a moderncommunications platorm to help shape the national debate.CAP is designed to provide long-term leadership and supportto the progressive movement. CAP’s policy experts cover awide range o issue areas, and oten work across disciplines totackle complex, interrelated issues such as national security,energy, and climate change. For more inormation seewww.americanprogress.org.
naial si Ciiz’ Law C (nsCLC)
The National Senior Citizens Law Center works to promotethe independence and well-being o low-income elderly anddisabled Americans, especially women, people o color, and otherdisadvantaged minorities. NSCLC believes in publicly-undedsaety net programs, and works to preserve and strengthenMedicaid, Medicare, Social Security and Supplemental SecurityIncome. To guarantee air treatment, NSCLS works or greateraccess to ederal courts or citizens and or better enorcemento consumers’ legal rights in saety net programs. NSCLC workstoward an America in which elderly people and people withdisabilities can: live in dignity and saety, ree o the worries andpain o poverty; aord health care to the end o their days; andcontribute to their amilies and societies to the best o theirabilities. For more inormation, seewww.nsclc.org.
Cac Iai
LgBt m Aac Pjc (mAP)
2215 Market StreetDenver, CO 80205720-274-3263
www.lbap.sic a Acacy  gay, Lbia, Bixal ata el (sAge)
305 7th Avenue, 6th FloorNew York, NY 10001212-741-2247
www.aa.mAP ak  llwi , wi wi p wl  a b pibl.
Arcus FoundationDavid Bohnett FoundationDavid DechmanGill FoundationJim HormelJohnson Family FoundationAmy Mandel and Katina RodisWeston MillikenKevin J. Mossier FoundationMona PittengerH. van Ameringen Foundation
 
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oreWord ...................................................................................................................................................................ieXeCutIve summArY ................................................................................................................................................iiIntroduCtIon ............................................................................................................................................................1LgBt ol Al i Pl ...............................................................................................................................2overvIeW: KeY ChALLenges ACIng LgBt eLders.............................................................................................4Call 1 —ec  scial sia a Pjic ...................................................................................4Call 2 —rliac  Ial aili  Cic ................................................................................6Call 3 —uqal ta u Law, Pa a sic ....................................................7hw  t Call Ip LgBt el’ sccl Ai ..............................................................10At Issue: InAnCIAL seCurItY or LgBt eLders ................................................................................................10Ai LgBt el’ iacial WllBi ...................................................................................................11uqal Ipac: g Pa a LgBt el’ iac...........................................................12
Social Security ...................................................................................................................................................................12Medicaid and Long-Term Care .....................................................................................................................................15Tax-Qualied Retirement Plans....................................................................................................................................19Employee Pensions/Dened-Benet Plans ..............................................................................................................19Retiree Health Insurance Benets ...............................................................................................................................20Estate Taxes ........................................................................................................................................................................22Veterans’ Benets .............................................................................................................................................................22Inheritance Laws...............................................................................................................................................................23
rcai: hlpi LgBt el Aci iacial sciy .........................................................24At Issue: heALth And heALth CAre ......................................................................................................................30hw  hal Ca sy ail LgBt el ...............................................................................................30
Inattention to LGBT Elders’ Health Disparities ........................................................................................................30Limited Support or Family-o-Choice Caregivers .................................................................................................33An Oten Inhospitable Health Care Environment ..................................................................................................34Failure o Nursing Homes to Protect LGBT Elders ..................................................................................................35Exclusion o Families o Choice in Visitation and Medical Decision Making .................................................38
rcai: hlpi LgBt el Aci g hal a hal Ca .....................................40At Issue: soCIAL suPPort And CommunItY engAgement ............................................................................48Ky obacl  scial spp a Ciy ea  LgBt el ......................................48
Unwelcoming Mainstream Aging Programs............................................................................................................48Isolation From the Broader LGBT Community ........................................................................................................49Insucient Opportunities to Contribute ..................................................................................................................49Housing Discrimination..................................................................................................................................................50
rcai: hlpi LgBt el sc scial spp a Ciy ea ...........51
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