The LGBT community has stepped up in the past to address coming out, AIDS, and civil rights.
The next wave has to be aging.”

63-year-old gay participant



Welcome to Caring and Aging with Pride

The National Health, Aging, and Sexuality Study: Caring and Aging with Pride over Time, is the first ever on-going national project designed to better understand the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults 50 years of age and older. The findings paint a vivid portrait of the lives of LGBT older adults and their families, documenting strengths and health disparities. With over 2,400 LGBT adults ranging in age from 50 to over 100, this project deepens our understanding of how various life experiences are related to changes and trajectories in health and aging over time. This ground-breaking project is a collaboration between 16 community agencies (see Community Partners) serving LGBT older adults around the nation and the Institute for Multigenerational Health at the University of Washington. The project is funded through a major federal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

of participants
feel positive
about belonging to the
LGBT community