Whether you’re standing up for the rights of LGBT seniors or looking for support in doing so, many organizations in Massachusetts and throughout the U.S. are ready to help. Look here for articles about advocacy groups and information about the causes you care about most.


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It is our goal that this site will provide you with information to help you make good decisions concerning care for the elders of Massachusetts and to help elders find the resources they need to maintain their independence and to improve their quality of care.

AARP’s LGBT page; AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.

Advocacy for LGBT Elders in Western Massachusetts
Our primary mission is to significantly improve services and programs for aging LGBT community members in our region

Cambridge GLBT Commission

Our mission is to advocate for a culture of  respect and to monitor progress toward equality of all persons with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
We are New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.

Gray Pride Parade
A blog about LGBT aging

HIV over Fifty
The New England Association on HIV over 50 expresses the natural affiliation of those coping with the challenges of aging and affected by the spread of HIV among the elderly.

Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

LGBT Aging Project
Provides advocacy and training for services for LGBT seniors

Massachusetts Association of Older Americans
MAOA enriches the lives of all people through education, advocacy, and action on the issues that keep elders economically secure and engaged in life.

Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Aging

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Aging is the first statewide commission in the country to focus on the needs and unique barriers of LGBT seniors.

Massachusetts Senior Legal Helpline

The Helpline provides FREE legal information, advice and referral services for Massachusetts senior citizens (60 years or older) in most areas of civil law.

Movement Advancement Project
An independent think tank that provides rigorous research, insight and analysis that help speed equality for LGBT people.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The Task Force is building a knowledge base to inform mainstream and LGBT service providers about the needs of older LGBT adults.

National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging In Sept 2011, due to its aging membership, ZAMI shifted its mission to become a national organization focusing on black lesbians 40 years and older.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to LGBT older adults.

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change Boston chapter
Support network for lesbians 60+ to confront ageism; for information about Boston chapter contact Alice Fisher ( or Sarah Pearlman (

The Recovery Village
A wonderful organization dedicated to helping individuals struggling with substance abuse into recovery.

The LGBT Aging Issues Network
Works to raise awareness about the concerns of LGBT elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services.

Trans Aging
The Transgender Aging Network (TAN) exists to improve the lives of current and future trans/SOFFA (significant others, friends, family and allies) elders.

Worcester LGBT Elder Network
WLEN is a network of LGBT individuals and their friends and allies, as well as providers and administrators of aging services and long-term care professionals.


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