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At critical time in aging policy, LGBT voices must be heard

For the past four years, the delivery of aging services in Pennsylvania has been guided by a strategic-planning document published by the Pennsylvania Department...

Protecting LGBT seniors from abuse and exploitation

Every year on June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day highlights the damage caused by the abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults. Pennsylvania,...

Sex, drugs and HIV

Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS crisis, the epidemic has had a direct and reciprocal link to substance use and addiction. While various efforts...

Enjoying as we age: sexual health and sexuality

You’re flat on your back on your doctor’s exam table, feet in the stirrups. Or talking with a potential or longtime lover, wondering how...

Balancing dollars and sense in later life

How do I stretch my resources? What is a reverse mortgage and is it right for me? How am I going to pay for...

Why 2016 matters for LGBT aging

The year 2015 clearly saw tremendous advances for the LGBT community. From marriage equality to representation in politics and the media, the past 12...

Eight tips for being your own health-care advocate

Visiting the doctor can seem like a hassle. It can be nerve-wracking, or it can just be downright unpleasant. It is not unheard of...

We are all long-term survivors

All members of the LGBTQ communities, and our allies, are long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. The roles that each of us has played during the...

Ten ways to love your brain

Given the growing evidence that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline, the Alzheimer’s Association and its experts are sharing tips that may...

Gettin’ On: A changing landscape for LGBT veterans

According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 12-million veterans now over the age of 65, having served...

Caring for our emotional wellness as we age

Emotional wellness is an important aspect of living a healthy life as we age. Unfortunately, many people pay much more attention to their physical...

Knowing the signs of a stroke

The word “stroke” can have many meanings: the fond caress of a loved one or pet; vigorous activity, as in golf, rowing or swimming;...

Upcoming exhibit highlights contributions of Philly’s trans elders

As the media and public start to pay more attention to trans celebrities, it’s important to honor, remember and document the lives of transgender...

Toward a more inclusive Older Americans Act

It has been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Older Americans Act. Enacted as part of Johnson’s “Great Society”...

Still here

At the onset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, people who were diagnosed were expected to live only one to two years after diagnosis. Today, life...

Five ways for men to maintain sexual health past 50

Is it possible to outgrow your sexuality? For some, this may seem like a ridiculous notion but gay, bisexual and transgender men over 50...

Can we talk?

Can we talk? OK, Joan Rivers I’m not. But just as a kernel of raw truth rang out from a Joan poke, so too...

You say you want a resolution

Resolutions are a dime a dozen this time of year — overused, clichéd, often empty. The word “resolution,” however, means “a firm decision to...

Alzheimer’s and the LGBT communities

Dick and Carol and Bruce and Jim have all recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some other cognitive-disease state. They are our spouses, friends,...

The second wave

My friends are getting sick and dying, again. Thirty years ago there was a sudden, unexpected onslaught of the same thing. Back then it...

Summer, 2020, So Far

Summer is usually a time when the world slows down ever so slightly. Many people go on vacation, legislatures and schools take...

Losing allies is not good

Letter to the Editor

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Chad Frame: Wickedly Talented