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Black, Gray and Gay: The Perils of Aging LGBTQ People of Color

Cecelia Hayden Smith, 72, is aware of precisely how she desires to dwell out the rest of her golden years: lounging lazily on the porch of a comfy home tucked alongside a quiet, treelined road in Washington, D.C.

She’d greet her associate every morning with a selfmade nation breakfast, and their afternoons and evenings can be crammed with full of life video games of Spades and Bid Whiz with a dozen or so housemates — all fellow LGBTQ elders.




Image: Research on the aging LGBTQ community is sparse

The sparse analysis obtainable on black LGBTQ elders reveals persistent ranges of discrimination, poverty, social isolation and bodily and psychological well being disparities.