DC Council: Take Action to Support LGBTQ Older Adults and Long Term Survivors of HIV

DC Council: Take Action to Support LGBTQ Older Adults and Long Term Survivors of HIV

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The DC Center for the LGBT Community started this petition to Council of the District of Columbia Phil Mendelson and

Please sign this petition and support LGBTQ Seniors and Older People Living with HIV.  Send a message to the DC Council right now to pass the Care for LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors with HIV Amendment Act

The bill, modeled after similar efforts in Massachusetts and California, adds LGBT elders and older people with HIV to the list of those older people in the District who are considered to have greatest social need under the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA is the nation’s primary law directing the provision of services and supports (like Meals on Wheels) to older people in the United States. Making this small but important update to how the law is implemented in D.C., ensures that LGBT elders and people living with HIV have equal access to crucial government aging services and programming.

The legislation would also establish a cultural competency training requirement and a bill of rights for LGBT elders and people living with HIV in long-term care. If passed, it would make D.C. the first jurisdiction in the nation to provide these supports and protections to both LGBT older people and older people living with HIV.

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