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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."  From SAGE (Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders).

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.   

NCLR's Elder Law Project.



The Lodge. Pam Walton & Ruth Carranza (Pam Walton Productions, 2021). HQ76.27.O44 L64 2021; Film information. A story about the first-of-its kind LGBTQ retirement community, Fountaingrove Lodge in Santa Rosa, California.

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.) Also available streaming via Alexander Street.

Silent Pioneers: Gay and Lesbian Elders. Patricia Giniger Snyder. (Filmakers Library, 1984). Streaming via Alexander Street, and VHS at Instructional Media Library Stacks (College Library):  VC14264.


LGBT Elders 2020 -

LGBT Elders 2010 - 2019

LGBT Elders 1980 - 2009