Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) 
SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. SAGE has pioneered programs and services for the aging LGBT community, provided technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and provided a national voice on LGBT aging issues.
SAGE USA Website: www.sageusa.org

 American Society on Aging (ASA) 
The LGBT Aging Resources Clearinghouse of the American Society on Aging opens the door to knowledge about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people ages 50-plus. Whether you're an elder, a young person, a caregiver, a student, a researcher, a policymaker, a journalist, or a helping professional, the clearinghouse offers you the keys to understanding and respect for LGBT elders.
To learn more about LGBT Aging Resources Clearinghouse at ASA.
​Visit  www.asaging.org

Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN)
 a constituent group of the American Society on Aging. The LGBT Aging Issues Network works to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services. To learn more about LGAIN
Visit   www.asaging.org/lain 

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation
The Task Force works on several fronts to ensure that the needs of LGBT elders are not ignored. LGBT people face a number of particular challenges as they age. They often do not have access to adequate health care, affordable housing and other social services that they need due to institutionalized heterosexism and transphobia. Mainstream senior providers have limited information or training in how to appropriately work with and serve our diverse communities. Existing regulations and proposed policy changes in programs like Social Security or Medicare, which impact millions of LGBT elders, are discussed without our views and interests as part of the debate. Learn more about the Task Force
Visit  www.thetaskforce.org/issues/aging 

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC)
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change is a national network of Old Lesbians over age 60 working to make life better for Old Lesbians through support networks and by confronting ageism in our communities and our country using education and public discourse as primary tools.
Visit   www.oloc.org 

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
 LGBT Caring Community Online Support Group, Family Caregiver Alliance seeks to improve the quality of life for caregivers through education, services, research and advocacy. The LGBT Caring Community Online Support Group offers a place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender caregivers of adults with chronic health problems to discuss the unique issues of caring for their loved ones.
Visit www.caregiver.org 

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults. The center is led by Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in partnership with 10 leading organizations from around the country.
Visit  www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/index.cfm 

GRIOT (Gay Reunion In Our Time)
 Circle is a grassroots organization which seeks to address the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens, particularly people of color, though we are open to all races. It is their mission to counteract conditions damaging to members of the LGBT community by maintaining a safe space for these Elders, alleviating their feelings of isolation and fear, and providing programs and support systems designed to affirm their lives and encourage self-empowerment.
Visit  www.griotcircle.org 

LGBT Aging Project
The LGBT Aging Project a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions. The LGBT Aging Project’s work is focused in Massachusetts, but they are also founding members of the National Roundtable on LGBT Aging, hosted by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF – The Task Force) which allows them to collaborate with colleagues throughout the country and address national policy issues together.
Visit   www.lgbtagingproject.org 


Caring and Aging with Pride
Caring and Aging with Pride is a ground-breaking project designed to better understand the aging and health needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults 50 years of age and older. Their goal is to understand the wellness and health needs of these communities so they have information and are prepared to address the aging needs of LGBT elders now and for generations to come. The project is funded through a major federal grant through the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and will generate new knowledge on health and aging across these diverse communities.
Visit www.caringandaging.org .

Forge/Transgender Aging Network (TAN)
The Transgender Aging Network (TAN) work primarily to improve the lives of current and future trans/SOFFA (significant others, friends, family and allies) elders.
Visit www.forge-forward.org/aging/ 


Gray Pride Parade (Blog About LGBT Aging)
Caring and Aging with Pride is a ground-breaking project designed to better understand the aging and health needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults 50 years of age and older. Their goal is to understand the wellness and health needs of these communities so they have information and are prepared to address the aging needs of LGBT elders now and for generations to come. The project is funded through a major federal grant through the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and will generate new knowledge on health and aging across these diverse communities.
Visit www.grayprideparade.com 

Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families. Originally called the Gay Fathers Coalition, in 1986 this fathers’ group expanded to include lesbian moms, prompting a name change to the Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalition International (GLPCI). In 2007, in order to better capture the full breadth and scope of their work and their collective vision of a world that treats all loving families equally, the name was changed to Family Equality Council.
Visit www.familyequality.org

Arcus Foundation
The Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation advancing pressing social justice issues. Specifically, Arcus works to advance LGBT equality through five program areas: International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights, National LGBT Rights, Michigan LGBT Rights, Religion and Values, and Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity.
Visit www.arcusfoundation.org/socialjustice 

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health care professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981 as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights with the mission of ensuring equality in health care for LGBT individuals and health care professionals.
Visit www.glma.org/index

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Lambda Southern Regional Office:
Address: 1447 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1004 Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-897-1880
www.lambdalegal.org/issues/seniors

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm which litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT legal issues.
Visit www.nclrights.org .

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
New Guidelines to Support LGBT Health
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2011 recommended actions to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as recommendations for future action. The recommendations were developed in response to the Presidential Memorandum on Hospital Visitation, which, in addition to addressing the rights of patients to designate visitors regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, directed the Secretary to explore additional steps HHS could take to improve the lives of LGBT people.
Visit www.hhs.gov/secretary/about/lgbthealth.html 


Resources for Older LGBT Persons -Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender
Gay Asheville Nc has compiled a resource list of valuable website links we hope will provide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults and their families
with the knowledge needed to help navigate the maze of LGBT information available 
today. We hope that this information will help interested individuals find community
 products and services needed to assist in successful aging.

Please note that this resource list is meant only for information purposes and it is not exhaustive or all-inclusive.

"Growing older as a Gay and Lesbian should be a
 time of joy, reflection and enlightment
not one full of stress and worry."