The landmark study Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study
is the first federally-funded longitudinal national project designed to better understand the aging, health, and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults and their families. With over 2,400 LGBTQ adults ranging in age from 50 to over 100, this project deepens our understanding of how various life experiences are related to changes in aging, health, and well-being over time. The findings paint a vivid portrait of the lives of LGBTQ midlife and older adults, documenting the interplay of risk and resilience to further understand those reaching their full aging and health potential and those most at risk of health, social and economic disparities. This project is a collaboration with 17 community agencies (see Community Partners
) serving LGBTQ older adults in every census division throughout the U.S. The project is funded through a federal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Generations, the journal of the American Society on Aging, released their first issue on LGBT aging this summer, featuring innovative work occurring across the nation to better serve LGBT older adults. Many Aging with Pride community partners contributed to this issue. Click here
to visit their website and see this special issue.