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At a time when more LGBT senior Americans are in need of help than ever before, the Trump Administration is planning to erase them.

Make no mistake, the LGBT community is going gray. With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day, the number of LGBT seniors over 65 in the U.S. will double by 2030. Alarmingly, threats to their health and well-being will increase as well.

LGBT seniors are more likely to live alone and experience isolation and loneliness. They face higher rates of poverty: 1 in 4 did not have enough money for food last year and 52 percent of the Center’s older clients live on less than $2,000 per month. Their fears of being abused, ostracized, or re-traumatized are very real. Already, the Center has seen a 450% increase in the number of LGBT seniors seeking help, assistance, and care in the last five years. That number will continue to grow as older LGBT adults seek the vital safety net services provided by the Center.

The Trump Administration pointed its “killer erasers” directly at LGBT seniors earlier this month when White House staff removed LGBT people from a national survey that’s used to allocate vital resources for seniors, including things like Meals on Wheels, caregiver support, and transportation. If they’re not counted, the needs of LGBT seniors can never be met. And this is just the beginning.

No organization does more for LGBT seniors, from providing basic needs like food and affordable housing to life-sustaining programs and enrichment activities. But the threat of huge funding cuts to the Center’s programs are very real. We’re mounting a strategic defense, advocating in D.C. and in Sacramento with our allies, but we need your help.

Please support the Center’s work to protect and care for some of the most vulnerable in the LGBT community. Help LGBT seniors to not just survive, but thrive.

You can choose from either a one-time or monthly donation for amounts up to $1,499. If you would like to contribute $1,500 or more, please visit our Sustaining Donor page for more information about donation levels and benefits. Will your company or organization match your gift to the Center? Find out now.

Want to do more to help stop the erasing of LGBT seniors? Send your letter now.

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To show our thanks for your extra measure of loyalty and commitment as a monthly contributor to the Center at your selected amount, you’ll receive special benefits including:

  • Recognition as a member of the Advocates in the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s award winning magazine, Vanguard;
  • Invitation to the annual Advocates meet-and-greet hosted by our Chief Executive Officer; and
  • Yearly tax statement summarizing your annual giving.
  • Center Swag: For $10 or more a month, you can get a tote bag. For $25 or more a month, you can get a T-shirt

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