According to the latest US Census, there are an estimated 194,451 members of the lesbian & gay* community aged 45 to 90+ living in the four largest counties of North Texas (Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, & Denton). Also according to the census, 27% of all people ages 65+ live alone. Many programs have been developed for non-LGBT aging citizens; however, access to these programs for LGBT citizens is a challenge because of continued discrimination and the inability or unwillingness of LGBT persons to live contrary to their orientation, that is, essentially to go back into the closet.
*Because the U.S. Census does not ask questions related to transgender or bi-sexual identities, it is not possible to estimate the number of persons in those communities.
We've been serving the aging LGBT community since 2015. Our mission is to promote personal well-being, dignity and autonomy through the delivery of high quality, affordable and culturally competent home and community-based care from our affiliate organizations. We are working with involved LGBT and Aging Organizations (locally and nationally) to create comprehensive programs to address the unique needs of the LGBT Aging Community.
The challenges facing the aging LGBT individuals are real, and will ultimately affect the vast majority of the LGBT community. We are taking immediate action to create programs and make cultural changes to insure the quality of life and dignity. The improvements we make will benefit the 6 generations currently living in the United States. Explore our site...learn more about the issues and the leadership team working to improve the lives of the LGBT Community in North Texas.
Some of the unique problems/challenges facing the mature LGBT community: