Gettin' On
Equality Day?
Recently we celebrated Independence Day, marking the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed: July 4, 1776. The Declaration says that, “... all Men are created equal, that they are endo...
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An activist’s pride
In 1972, I went to Trafalgar Square in London with a trans friend to march to Hyde Park with the Gay Liberation Front. At that time, it was illegal for a same-sex couple to kiss in public. Life was...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trans aging made a little easier
The lives of transgender folks can be difficult. But if you are trans, Philadelphia is arguably the place to be. The city, through the Fair Practices Ordinance, provides legal protections that proh...
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Let’s talk about sex, again
In the 1980s and ’90s, we talked a lot about sex. We did this partly because we were young and partly because of HIV/AIDS, but the messages were targeted at younger people throughout. For example, ...
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Social isolation and aging in place
Lifetimes of discrimination and stigmatization put LGBT older adults at risk for social isolation, generally considered to be an involuntary lack of contact with others. It may coexist with lonelin...
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Know the system: long-term care
What comes to mind when you think about long-term care (LTC)? Chances are, you are imagining a nursing home with endless games of bingo, bad food, wheelchairs, bed pans and less-than four-star care...
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Scratching the surface
So much progress, so much yet to be done. We are just scratching the surface of what is necessary to empower LGBT older adults to age successfully. Since its founding in 2010, the LGBT Elder Initia...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 285 285 recommendations | email to a friend
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Room at the inn
The story has been told for thousands of years: A man and a pregnant woman, an unmarried couple, arrive in town and find no room at the inn. Was there a big convention in town? Were they being disc...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 338 338 recommendations | email to a friend
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POZitive living with HIV
Gettin’ On POZitive living with HIV Just 20 short years ago, if you were HIV-positive, you were probably living with a death sentence. Things have certainly changed. Living with HIV is no cakewalk,...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 431 431 recommendations | email to a friend
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To your health: out and insured
It is National Coming Out Month, enrollment opened for the Affordable Care Act and the open-enrollment period for Medicare is in full swing. All three mark a huge step forward in improving the heal...
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