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:
The AIDS Institute: HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness
American Society on Aging: LGBT Aging Issues Network
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
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.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Lambda Legal at 212-809-8585, 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005-3904. If you feel you have experienced discrimination, call our Help Desk toll-free at 866-542-8336 or go to www.lambdalegal.org/help.