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Williams Institute Reading Room: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Law and Public Policy: LGBT Elders

A guide to resources in the Williams Institute Reading Room, part of the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law.


National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. "Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults."

No Golden Years at the End of the Rainbow: How a Lifetime of Discrimination Compounds Economic and Health Disparities for LGBT Older Adults. Erin Fitzgerald. (National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, August 2013).

LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field. (NCLR, National Senior Citizens Law Center, Lambda Legal, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force & Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), April 5, 2011).  

The Health of Aging Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults in California.  Steven P. Wallace, Susan D. Cochran, Eva M. Durazo & Chandra L. Ford. (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, March 2011).

Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults (March, 2010),  a report by the LGBT Movement Advancement Project, Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders.   

Outing Age 2010: Public Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Elders. Jaime M. Grant. (National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, November 23, 2009). See also the overview page.

Planning with Purpose: Legal Basics for LGBT Elders. National Center For Lesbian Rights (NCLR) (June 2009).

NCLR's Elder Law Project.



Our Stories, Our Voices: the Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project. David Coon (Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, 2016). HQ75.5 .O92 2016; Film information.

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House. "Lesbian Jewish grandmothers." Deborah Dickson (Donald Goldmacher Productions, 2014). DVD HQ75.4.B484 R87 2014; Film website. Also streaming via Kanopy (UCLA only).

Gen Silent. Stu Maddux (Interrobang Productions, 2011; Kanopy Streaming, 2015). Streaming via Kanopy (UCLA only). *Discrimination against LGBT elders. *Movie trailer

The Forever Home: Going Green. Pam Walton (Harrell Remodeling, Inc.; Pam Walton Productions, 2009).  DVD TH880 .F67 2009; Film website.  Couple Iris and Ann remodel their home and celebrate their marriage after 28 years together!

Ten More Good Years. Directed and produced by Michael Jacoby (LookOutFilms, 2008) DVD HQ76.27.O44 T46 2008 (available for use only by UCLA Law School students, faculty and staff.)

Silent Pioneers: Gay and Lesbian Elders. Patricia Giniger Snyder. (Filmakers Library, 1984). *Instructional Media Library Stacks VHS (College Library):  VC14264.


LGBT Elders 2010 - 2019

LGBT Elders 1980 - 2009