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AARP Maryland Honors LGBTQ Elders

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AARP supports the LGBTQ community, advocating equality in housing, long-term care, retirement and other areas. AARP Maryland encourages residents to show pride and support on Monday, May 16, National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day. 

The LGBTQ community and allies can help celebrate with events such as an LGBTQ movie night with a post-screening discussion, or encouraging college students to “adopt” an LGBTQ grandparent. Find your LGBT Elders Day celebration tool kit at lgbteldersday.org.

In an AARP survey of LGBTQ adults age 45 and older, released in 2021, 84 percent of respondents were at least somewhat concerned about being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation and 93 percent of transgender and nonbinary adults were concerned about bias because of their gender identity. 

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