Stop Trump’s Erasure of LGBTQ Elders and LGBTQ People with Disabilities
The Trump Administration has decided to stop counting LGBTQ people with disabilities and LGBTQ older Americans in two surveys that help the government decide how to spend federal dollars: the National Survey on Older Americans Act Participants and the Centers for Independent Living Annual Performance Report. Please sign our petition below to demand that LGBTQ people with disabilities and LGBTQ elders are not erased from these surveys.
LGBTQ older people are more likely to be living in poverty, and are more likely to experience poor physical and mental health outcomes. Nearly half of LGBTQ older people are living with a disability, and transgender older adults report particularly high rates of disabilities. At the same time, LGB people are more likely to be living with a disability than non-LGB people, and experience disabilities at younger ages.
We will be holding a day of action in DC and online in the near future when we deliver the petitions to the Trump Administration. When you sign the petition, please indicate if you are interested in joining the day of action, and we will follow up with date, location, and tools to take action!
Petition to the Trump Administration:
We the undersigned strongly oppose the Trump Administration’s decision to remove sexual orientation and gender identity data collection measures from the National Survey on Older Americans Act Participants and the Centers for Independent Living Annual Performance Report. Refusing to collect information about LGBTQ older adults and LGBTQ people living with disabilities makes it more difficult for the administration to provide services and support to these vulnerable groups. Please reverse your decision not to collect this crucial information.
100 people have signed this petition so far.