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LGBT Elders And Caregivers Face Unique Challenges Not Often Talked About. One Organization's Working To Change That.

While lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth culture continues to gain momentum in the spotlight, one group too often falls under the radar — aging LGBT people and LGBT caregivers. But advocacy for this community is more important now than ever. After all, there’s an estimated 1.5 million LGBT people 65 and over in the U.S., and this number is expected to double by 2030. Additionally, 9 percent of caregivers self-identify as LGBT, according to a 2015 report.  This group not only faces the universal emotional and physical pains that come with aging and caregiving, but often deal wi
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Transgender Prejudice And The Belief In A Biological Basis For Gender

As June comes to an end, so do many events associated with Pride Month, a month-long celebration of sexual diversity and gender variance — often geared towards increasing the visibility of the LGBTQIA community, as well as combatting stigma and advocating for equal rights. But the battle to eliminate stigma and achieve these rights will certainly continue, as recent debates about which bathrooms transgender men and women should use illustrate all too well. For years here at 13.7, Barbara J. King has been writing about what she calls the spectrum of gender expression, and "the fact that gender
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Here's What New York's First Official LGBTQ Monument Will Look Like

New York City will have the state's first official monument to LGBT people, and now we know what the planned monument will look like. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that Brooklyn-based artist Anthony Goicolea has been chosen to create the monument. The governor's office also unveiled images of the design, which will be located west of Greenwich Village in the city's Hudson River Park. The design features an arrangement of nine boulders, some of which will refract light to throw rainbow patterns on the surrounding grass. In a statement, Cuomo said the design "complements the lands