The American Association of Retired Persons launched a new section of their website today dedicated to aging members of the LGBT community. The new portal, entitled "Pride Comes in All Ages," launched this week in honor of Pride month, and it's designed to provide information about the unique challenges that aging LGBT people face.
Right now the site is a mix of interesting feature stories, like this piece about educating older people about the risks of HIV/AIDS, and informational bulletins about issues that specifically affect this population. This piece, filed by the executive director of SAGE, is a basic breakdown of some of the most pressing issues facing retired LGBT people.
The elderly have long been considered an "invisible" subset of the LGBT community, so it's great to see AARP prominently focusing on them. Their struggles, like the challenge of receiving social security benefits, often go unreported or unconsidered, so AARP's decision to build the web portal is an important step in the right direction.