No Rest at Rest Home: Fighting Bias Against Gays and Lesbians

By November 19, 2016IN THE NEWS

The New York Times: No Rest at Rest Home: Fighting Bias Against Gays and Lesbians (11/19/2016) As aging baby boomers increase demands for community living options, research has shown continued housing discrimination faced by older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults. A report conducted by Justice in Aging highlighted the discrimination and barriers faced by the L.G.B.T. community. One survey revealed that a majority believed that being open about their sexual orientation would result in discrimination from housing staff. Justice in Aging’s Eric Carlson is quoted adding, “You’re in a communal living setting that puts a lot of pressure on people. Imagine how oppressive it is to have to be guarded about who you are or your family and friends.”

About Katrina Cohens

Katrina Cohens is based in Justice in Aging’s Washington, DC office and serves as the Database Manager.