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.
LGBT-Friendly Senior Housing Guide
The culmination of 2+ years of research, collaboration, and expansive LGBT cultural training and process improvements with 17 communities across the 4-county area served by the Coalition for Aging LGBT (Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin counties). This guide details a comprehensive assessment of the 17 communities in the areas of policies, resident procedures and forms, LGBT inclusive programming, marketing, outreach to the LGBT Community, and LGBT Competency training for staff within these communities.
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TODAY you can read our online digital version:
Use this Link: 2018-2019 Housing Guide
*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.