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Group advocates for gay seniors

October 23, 2012
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Group advocates for gay seniors

When Patrick Cronk officially came out of the closet at 28 years old, his mother, father, and six siblings shunned him. Cronk, the secretary of the Visibility Action Team and a lord archbishop, said the hardships didn’t end with his coming out. The now-57-year-old was banned from attending his mother’s funeral, has lived through the…

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First ever gay adult daycare opens

October 23, 2012
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First ever gay adult daycare opens

With the rising rates of LGBT Baby Boomers, groups like South Florida’s SunServe have begun to offer LGBT-specific senior gay care, providing social outlets for seniors to get the care they need without having to go back into the closet. “A large LGBTQ population has…

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Nursing homes can push gay seniors back into closet

October 23, 2012
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Nursing homes can push gay seniors back into closet

Gay and lesbian elders have lived long enough to see amazing changes: marriage rights, the rise of AIDS activism, celebrities coming out. But there is something that may drive some of them back into the closet: long-term care. Afraid of abuse or discrimination, LGBT seniors…

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Tough economy impacting gay retirement communities

October 23, 2012
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Tough economy impacting gay retirement communities

We’ve already reported on the hardships LGBT seniors face when not part of an embracing and supportive environment. But an article in today’s New York Times says gay retirement communities…

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Money Tips for Gay Couples

October 23, 2012
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Money Tips for Gay Couples

Corey Marshall-Steele, 40, enjoys generous benefits as special assistant to the governor of Delaware. But it would be better if his partner, Douglas, were named Spot or Fluffy. “The state…

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Graying and Gay, and finding a home

October 23, 2012
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Graying and Gay, and finding a home

Ellen Webster and Shirlee Bromley, both 73 and currently living in the East Bay, are looking forward to spending their golden years in the wine country of Sonoma County. “We…

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