Next week, we're moving forward with groundbreaking anti-discrimination legislation to protect LGBT seniors residing in long-term-care facilities in San Francisco -- the first legislation of its kind in the nation.
This proposal is a strong first step to ensure that our LGBT elders -- a growing population that built this community and brought us where we are today -- are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. One of the key findings of the LGBT Aging Task Force, which made policy recommendations last year, was that LGBT seniors residing in these facilities are at increased risk of discrimination, stigmatization, and even being pushed back into the closet. While many senior facilities do excellent and culturally competent work with LGBT seniors, other do not. I look forward to our continuing conversation and work around the needs of seniors.
Read more here.