Did you know that among people over 50 years of age in the U.S., over 2.7 million of them identify as LGBTQ+? As the country’s population ages, there is an increasing need for health care, social support and access to aging-related legal resources. Learn more about issues facing LGBT older adults, opens a new window.
This is especially true for LGBTQ+ communities. People who identify as LGBTQ+ in Colorado , opens a new windowreport more mental and physical health issues, increased stigma around seeking medical help and higher rates of social isolation or depression than heterosexual people.
Denver PrideFest, opens a new window takes place in June. It is a great opportunity to be mindful of the wide range of LGBT+ people in our community, and to share stories and experiences between different generations.
You can start with these local and national LGBTQ+ resources for older adults for social support systems, financial planning, health, advocacy and other issues.
Find more local LGBT+ Resources.