LGBTQ elders are among the most important and rapidly growing segment of our community, and NCLR continues to fight fiercely for their needs. Through litigation, legislative work, and outreach to eldercare professionals, NCLR aims to make sure that LGBTQ elders are treated with dignity, care, and respect in all aspects of their lives.
Cases & Advocacy
On July 25, 2018, Mary Walsh, age 72, and Bev Nance, age 68, a married lesbian couple, filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of Missouri against St. Louis senior housing community Friendship Village Sunset Hills. The complaint alleges that Friendship Village violated the federal Fair Housing Act by discriminating against Walsh and Nance on the basis of sex, denying them a unit because they are a same-sex married couple.
In the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, LGBTQ+ people may be considering how to protect themselves and their families, and what they wish to happen if they become seriously ill or incapacitated. This FAQ provides information about documents and other legal protections LGBTQ+ people can create to reflect their wishes. View FAQ
Asserting Choice: Health Care, Housing, and Property—Planning for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults
This publication explores many pressing issues—such as health care, housing and property rights—of relevance to the LGBTQ older adult community. View publication