“As gay rights advance across the US, there is one group that feels it has long been neglected and isolated – the elderly. But that may now be changing, with a series of retirement housing projects opening to serve the gay community.”

This short clip from the BBC shows one group of LGBTQ folks who are living in a housing complex for the rainbow community. Similar issues exist in Nova Scotia. In 2010 NSRAP held a community meeting to discuss the issues facing the aging LGBTQ population, including safe and inclusive housing and social events.

At this time, they formed a group called the Elderberries, a social group for LGBT folks over 50 from around the province.

Interested in this topic? Why not join us at the Nova Scotia Association for Sexual Health’s conference? Two of the streams are LGBTQ issues and issues related to aging and sex.

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