National Conference On Aging to Feature Sessions On Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Adults

The Joint Conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and the National Council on the Aging (NCOA) — taking place March 16-19, 2006, at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. — will include an array of sessions addressing the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people ages 50-plus and of the agencies and professionals serving them. In addition, a number of events are planned for the Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN), one of ASA’s eight constituent groups.

The Needs of Older Trans People

The 519 Church Street Community Centre Older GLBT Programme in Toronto recently reported on a series of “community soundings,” in which member of older GLBT communities were invited to discuss their particular concerns and suggest recommendations. Justin Cascio reports on the findings from the MTF and FTM communities.

Growing Older and Being Trans

What are the issues facing elderly trans people? Listen in on a Q & A session with Hawk Stone, a therapist from Albany, NY who trains health care providers on providing medically correct services that are sensitive to the diverse needs of GLBT people.