Resources for TGNC Seniors

Resources for TGNC Seniors

In 2011, Lambda Legal, along with several other organizations, published “Stories From the Field: LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities” (available for download at www.lambdalegal.org/publications/ext_nsclc_stories-from-the-field).

Other organizations offering resources for TGNC seniors include:

AARP Pride
www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/aarp-pride/

The AIDS Institute: HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness
www.theaidsinstitute.org/education/hivaids-and-aging-awareness

American Society on Aging: LGBT Aging Issues Network
www.asaging.org/education/5

FORGE
http://forge-forward.org/

GRIOT Circle
http://griotcircle.org/

Leading Age: LGBT
http://leadingage.org/LGBT.aspx

National Center for Lesbian Rights: Elder Law
www.nclrights.org/site/PageServer?pagename=issue_elderLaw

National Coalition for LGBT Health
http://lgbthealth.webolutionary.com/

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Aging
www.thetaskforce.org/issues/aging

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
http://lgbtagingcenter.org

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
www.oloc.org

SAGE
www.sageusa.org

Transgender Aging Network
www.forge-forward.org/aging

DOCUMENTARY: GEN SILENT

Krysallis Anne Hembrough, the 60-year-old transwoman who dies of lung cancer in the documentary Gen Silent, is without any family in her last days; most of her blood relatives have rejected her transition and refused to see her. In a self-made video that director Stu Maddux incorporates into the film, Hembrough struggles to breathe and talks into the camera about her suffering. She recalls her life’s biggest challenges—fighting in Vietnam, transitioning, family troubles—but says dying alone is the hardest of all.  “This is terrifying,” she gasps. “Don’t let it happen to anyone you know.”

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