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Amber Hollibaugh, senior strategist for the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, on the recent White House Conference on Aging's exclusion of GLBT concerns

Loree Cook-Daniels, founding executive director of the Transgender Aging Network (TAN) and the American Society of Adult Abuse Professionals and Survivors (ASAAPS)

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00:00 Introduction
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18:32 Gender News
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44:43 Question of the Week

"My question involves what resources are available to the GLBT community when it comes to assisted living facilities (rest homes) for our community. Is there anywhere where we will be able to go, at a reasonable cost, we can live in safety? I'm 50 years old and will have no one to look out for me in the future when I will need to be in an assisted living facility. I am Pre-Op TS and dress androgynously now but plan on taking the next step after I retire in 7 years. I am disabled right now as a result of my military service but get along just fine but my future does not look good. I worry about ending up alone without any assistance. I live in fear now and can only imagine when I get older what my life will be like. We, as a group, should have a safe and affordable place to go to enjoy our retirement years. So is there anything out there for us?"
(From: Jayne)

49:52 Every ten years, the federal government holds a "White House Conference on Aging", to provide long-range policy guidance for government work on behalf of seniors. This past week in Washington DC, however, the WHCOA gathering reflected the heavy hand of the Bush administration, excluding all conversation except that advanced by a committee of political appointees. Amber Hollibaugh, senior strategist for the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, talks about the needs of LGBT seniors and other persons of diverse need that were denied any consideration by this vital conference.

Amber has been a community activist working on social justice issues for 30 years. She is author of My Dangerous Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming her Way Home and co-directed a video documentary "Heart of the Matter" that won the Freedom of Expression award at Sundance in 1994.

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90:41 Loree Cook-Daniels is an advocate, trainer, and writer who has been working on aging and LGB(T) for 30 years, adding specializations in elder abuse, trans/SOFFA issues, and domestic violence issues in the last decade-and-a-half. Loree is the founding executive director of both the Transgender Aging Network (TAN) and the American Society of Adult Abuse Professionals and Survivors (ASAAPS). We talked with Loree about trans elder and abuse issues.
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