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Gay Retirement Facts:
Every week 10,000 LGBT Americans reach retirement age. (Source: The LGBT Aging Project of Massachusetts)
There are an estimated three million gays and lesbians over the age of 55 in the US. (Source: US Census Bureau)
By 2020 the number of gays and lesbians over 50 in the US will have gone up to nearly six million. (Source: Packaged Facts)
The number of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans over 65 will more than double in the next 25 years, from an estimated 3 million to 7 million. (Source Gay and Lesbian Task Force)
51 percent of LGBT boomers have yet to complete wills or living wills spelling out their long-term care and end-of-life wishes. (Source: MetLife Mature Market Institute)
67 percent of gay seniors in the US live alone, twice the proportion of their straight and 90 percent have no children. (Source: SAGE)
27 percent of LGBT boomers are concerned about discrimination as they age. (Source: MetLife)• Over 20 gay and lesbian retirement communities are under construction or on the drawing board. (Source: American Society on Aging) Source: Gay Retirement Guide

“Although largely invisible until very recently, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults make up a significant (and growing) share of both the overall LGBT population and the larger 65+ population. While confronted with the same challenges that face all people as they age, LGBT elders also face an array of unique barriers and inequalities that can stand in the way of a healthy and rewarding later life. The additional challenges to successful aging faced by LGBT elders are gaining visibility with the aging of LGBT Baby Boomers, who are the first generation of LGBT people to have lived openly gay or transgender lives in large numbers.” -  SAGEUSA.org



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