Following a very successful pride month in the Western Connecticut region, we want to circle back and highlight some helpful resources for members of the LGBT community, both in our region and nationally.
LGBT Moveable Senior Center
Come Out and Connect! LGBT adults and allies of the LGBT community throughout Connecticut are invited to join the LGBT Moveable Senior Center (MSC). The LGBT MSC is a partnership among Senior Centers to provide a welcoming pathway for the LGBT senior community to Senior Centers and their programs and resources. The MSC program focuses on the health, social connections, and engagement of LGBT seniors. While we are beginning in Senior Centers located in the Greater Hartford Area, the programs are open regardless of your zip code. Come Out and Connect!
LGBT Mentoring Program
LGBT and straight adults that are 24 and older, are paired with individuals in the LGBT community ages 12-22 for mentoring. Throughout the program, the paired groups will take part in group meetings, field trips, and other various activities.
Legal Services for LGBT Community Members
Low-income LGBT older adults face distinct legal problems that others do not. Many LGBT community members face discrimination in housing and healthcare, have trouble with name and gender changes, and other problems such as same-sex marriage laws.
SAGE is a national social service agency dedicated to LGBT seniors. It has a free, confidential hotline: 888-234-7243.
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Understand healthcare laws for LGBT seniors. Also, search for medical providers in your area.
CenterLink is the Community of LGBT Centers. It allows people to locate the nearest gay community center nearest you.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
WPATH promotes evidence-based care, education, research advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.
Understand the discrimination LGBT community members face in the workforce. Learn how to recognize discrimination and tips on how to manage it.
Marriage, Medicare, and Medicaid for LGBT older adults
Tips for same-sex couples who are considering marriage. Learn how marriage affects Medicare and Medicaid rights.
LGBT Older Adults with Alzheimer’s
Read some suggestions and helpful information about caring for LGBT older adult members with Alzheimer’s. Learn how to provide a welcoming and safe environment for your loved ones.
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
From healthcare to support groups, this website has many great resources for older adults in the LGBT community.