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Health status disparities, LGBT, older adults, seniors, sexual and gender minorities, transgender


As the senior population in the United States increases, the aging LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) population should also see comparable growth rates. Health care providers and social service organizations will care for more LGBT seniors with special needs beyond the general population of older adults as they are more at risk for certain conditions. This article identifies some specific health disparities and examines several organizations that work to improve LGBT senior health by providing critical health information to LGBT older adults, caregivers, and health care professionals.


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet on May 15, 2018, available online:



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