Logo.newnownext published an article, "Fighting Isolation Helps LGBTQ Elders Thrive, Study Finds."

"It’s no secret LGBTQ elders face unique struggles within the community. But when these elders live in rural areas, the challenges are even harder to manage without community support. National group SAGE—Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders—hosts a monthly discussion group for all-ages. In a recent report for The John A. Hartford FoundationNextAvenue detailed the necessity of community building for LGBTQ elders living in rural areas. Though these men and women have learned to overcome or navigate discrimination without the support systems of LGBTQ members in urban areas, there is an increase of vulnerability in terms of isolation....To offset some of these specific challenges, improving the ease with which LGBTQ elders can connect to one another has been found to have a positive effect on their overall livelihood."

To read the article, click here.
To go to the Next Avenue article, click here.
To go to Next Avenue's special report on rural aging, click here.
To read "Comparing supports for LGBT aging in rural versus urban areas" abstract, click here.