“Gettin’ On” is the LGBT Elder Initiative’s monthly column in the Philadelphia Gay News, examining topics of interest and importance to all members of the LGBT communities as we age.
LGBT older adults have faced lifetimes of discrimination, stigmatization, marginalization, and criminalization. As a result, we face unique issues and challenges to aging successfully.
Gettin’ On focuses on those issues and highlights resources and solutions that will help all members of the communities to age successfully at every age.
“Gettin’ On” is published in the print edition of PGN on the third Friday of each month.
By David Griffith The past year saw several attempts to enact policies and legislation that would negatively impact LGBT older adults. Many of these efforts are set to continue in 2018, requiring us to be vigilant against any attempts to deny civil rights, benefits...read more
By Liane Friedberg With the New Year rolling in, many people are focused on their New Year’s resolutions. Some of us may have already caved and broken some of our resolutions. Others may still be searching for new goals for 2018. No matter how big or small the goal...read more
From the Philadelphia Gay News December 13, 2017 By David Griffith With the first snowfall of the season last weekend in Philadelphia, winter is certainly upon us. While the coming months can be filled with winter fun and holiday cheer, the cold weather and...read more
From the Philadelphia Gay News November 22, 2017 By David Griffith With the holiday season upon us, many of us will be going off to celebrate with friends, families and loved ones. The season can be quite difficult for others, especially for people experiencing...read more
From the Philadelphia Gay News October 18, 2017 By Lauren Wendl Social Security remains one of the most popular federal programs, playing a vital role in ensuring financial security for older adults, people with disabilities and their dependents. As we grow older, it...read more