“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 By Sarina Issenberg Caring for an aging loved one can be immensely rewarding. It is generally also stressful, lonely and isolating. There are 34.2-million Americans currently providing unpaid care to another adult over the age of 50....read more
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