“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.
From the Philadelphia Gay News There are stigmas that surround many health conditions that may prevent individuals from seeking care, even when they are experiencing serious symptoms. These delays in seeking care can prevent a timely diagnosis and important medical...read more
From the Philadelphia Gay News By Matt Yarnell, President, Service Employees International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania Most of us hope we will never have to make the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. Yet, many of us will be faced with this challenging...read more
From the Philadelphia Gay News By Mary Groce Just like in “The Wizard of Oz,” when my partner Suz and I arrived in Philly, we landed hard. We definitely weren’t in Kansas anymore (make that Camden, actually). We had been compelled to pack up and move in a hurry. We...read more
By David Griffith, LGBT Elder Initiative From the Philadelphia Gay News With the chaos in Washington and a new presidential election starting to take shape, we hear a lot about different social issues and policy proposals. One that has not received much attention,...read more
From the Philadelphia Gay News By Don Friedman Getting older can certainly be a challenging experience with physical limitations, losses, and changes in accustomed routines. Added to this can be a fear of the unknown, loneliness, and a sense of isolation. These issues...read more