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Monthly Archive (Constituent Group Blog)

posted 01.17.2017
>I am a third-generation Air Force veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, service-connected disabled veteran, and a cisgender gay man. It is because of the courage of those who have gone before me that I am able to say these things publically. Read More
posted 01.17.2017
We knew from our experiences with other LGBT vets that many of them experienced the effects of war and, to a larger degree, institutionalized bigotry and hate. Read More
posted 01.17.2017
LGBT veterans by and large served their country while keeping their true identities to themselves. Such closeting is immensely stressful and set LGBT service members apart from those with whom they served. Read More
posted 01.08.2017
For NEST, this has been the year of co-design. We have tried to introduce ASA members to the idea that environments, services and technologies can be improved and innovated for a better fit with the lifestyles of older adults when older adults themselves are deeply involved with the... Read More
posted 11.14.2016
Given established health disparities between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), as well as non-LGBTQ older adults, it is important to ensure the care provided in long-term-care settings is supportive to sexual and gender minorities, and sensitive to their unique needs and... Read More
posted 10.13.2016
An examination of the impact of participation in community musical groups on the quality of life of older people. Read More
posted 07.28.2016
Much progress has been made in gaining equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States. However, institutionalized discrimination and homophobia the healthcare realm and in senior services remain problematic. Read More
posted 07.28.2016
In the field of aging, how far up the ladder have we come? Have we gotten beyond the “citizen input” stage of public participation? Read More
posted 05.11.2016
To compete in today’s job market, new attorneys must be well versed in both the full range of legal issues facing older LGBTQ adults, as well as the tools and remedies available to them. Read More
posted 05.11.2016
Incorporating content on LGBTQ+ aging populations into the social work curriculum can be challenging, especially when teaching students in a region known for discrimination and prejudice toward LGBTQ+ individuals. Read More

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