“Our community needs to acknowledge our next stage…

being old…embracing it gracefully.”
63-year-old lesbian

About Us

Dr. Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen is the Principal Investigator on Caring and Aging with Pride, the first national project to study health and wellness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults and their caregivers. She is a Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work, Director of the Institute for Multigenerational Health, Gerontological Society of America Fellow, Hartford Scholar, and Founder of the GSA Rainbow Research Group. Co-Investigators on this pioneering project are Drs. Charles Emlet, Elena Erosheva, Hyun-Jun Kim, Anna Muraco, Karina Walters, and Nancy Hooyman. As part of this ground-breaking project we are building collaborations with community based LGBT agencies across the nation to work together as partners to better understand the health within and across our communities. See Community Partners Page for a list of the agencies involved in this project.






91% engage in wellness activities; 82% engage in moderate physical activities

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