Trump Administration Rolls Back Data Collection on LGBT Elders

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Last month, SAGE raised the alarm when the Trump administration moved to erase LGBT elders from a government aging survey. The National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants is used to determine what services will be provided to older Americans in need. If this important survey stops gathering information about LGBT elders, our needs won’t be represented. »Learn more in this Center for American Progress article.

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Lillian Faderman, Jim Obergefell and Amy Ellis Nutt

LGBTQ Issues at the Tucson Festival of Books

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, a panel of distinguished authors gathered to discuss their new books: Lillian Faderman on The Gay Revolution; Jim Obergefell on Love Wins, and Amy Ellis Nutt on Becoming Nicole.

»See C-SPAN video of panel discussion
»Post-panel C-SPAN Open Phone interview with Lillian Faderman

Southern Arizona Senior Pride (SASP) volunteers distributed community information at our booth on the University of Arizona mall. SASP was the author sponsor for Lillian Faderman, whose presentation on Sunday, March 12, will soon be available at the Arizona Queer Archives.

SASP also hosted a reception for volunteers and donors and honoring Lillian Faderman on Sunday afternoon, March 12.

March 11, 2017, Amy Ellis Nutt, author of Becoming Nicole, and Jim Obergefell, author of Love Wins, joined LILLIAN FADERMAN on UA panel.

AARP article: Housing for older LGBT adults!

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An ‘LGBT-Welcoming’ Place to Call Home
Recognizing a need, some cities are developing housing options.

“Older adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender often age alone. As the first generation to be open about their sexuality and united around the gay rights movement, many are estranged from family and never had or have lost a partner. Prejudice may have meant fewer work opportunities over their lifetime, resulting in meager, if any, savings. Finding affordable and welcoming senior housing is a challenge…”

»Read article on AARP site…

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Outloud and Proud

91.3 KXCI Community Radio’s mini program, Out Loud and Proud, needs folks in the LGBTS Community to share coming out and related personal stories. Each contributor tells their story for a five minute piece broadcast on KXCI.

»For more info, see our Calling Your Story page

To volunteer your story, contact producer Rick Small by or by phone: (520) 834-7342.

What is the AQA?

The Arizona Queer Archives (AQA) is a collecting archives that receives collections and documents communities. The AQA is directed by Jamie A. Lee, Ph.D., and is housed at the UA Institute for LGBT Studies. The AQA is available as a site of scholarly and community research by appointment. Some collections are available for community display. »LEARN MORE

8 Interviews in Tucson’s Elder LGBT Communities

“Aging with Pride” by Penelope Starr

Death and dying is a taboo subject. Add to that the invisibility of being an elder lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) person and there is a lot to NOT talk about. What are the special problems this marginalized class of people might face and how are their needs being addressed? Penelope Starr has written an excellent paper that includes 8 interviews from Tucson’s LGBT elder community.

»Read “Aging with Pride” by Penelope Starr…