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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

Other organizations offering resources for TGNC seniors include:

AARP Pride

The AIDS Institute: HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness

American Society on Aging: LGBT Aging Issues Network


GRIOT Circle

Leading Age: LGBT

National Center for Lesbian Rights: Elder Law

National Coalition for LGBT Health

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Aging

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change


Transgender Aging Network


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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