What Initiatives Would You Like to See Come Out of Washington?

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I would ask that Washington dedicate more funding and more resources that are specifically targeted at LGBT older people and this can mean that major legislation like the Older Americans Act put is the largest vehicle for funding and delivering services to older people in this country that is to specify LGBT older population.

LGBT older people as a population create social need. If we were to do that, it would mean that it you're an LGBT older person in a part the country that isn't as accepting as some parts of the country are you're more likely to be able to access those services in those funding support.

I need we need to increase research that helps us better understand what it means to age in an LGBT person there isn't enough research on issues like NANO Health or the care giving support or HIV and aging. I think we will also look at how does health reform interact with other forums of health supports in different states.