Reports & Research

No Golden Years at the End of the Rainbow: How a Lifetime of Discrimination Compounds Economic and Health Disparities for LGBT Older Adults

Report Type: 
Report
Date: 
August 30, 2013
This report explores how health care disparities and economic insecurity are compounded over the course of a lifetime and have devastating effects on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. For many LGBT people, employment discrimination is not a one-time injustice; LGBT people experience discrimination repeatedly throughout their lives. Over the course of a lifetime, disparities and discrimination are continually compounded, without respite. This cyclical relationship devastates our community, as made evident by the outcomes experienced by the ever-expanding population of older LGBT adults.