Older LGBTQI People: the International Federation on Ageing, Egale Canada and SAGE call to action

Older LGBTQI People: the International Federation on Ageing, Egale Canada and SAGE call to action

Despite the recent shift towards greater recognition of the need for tailored services for older LGBTQI people, and greater sensitization of the issues, this growing population still experience stigma and discrimination, negatively impacting their health and well-being. Faced with this observation, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is calling to action!

Globally, older LGBTQI people continue to face layers of discrimination.  Ageism, whether explicit or implicit, is pervasive in society and through stigma, prejudice and age-based discrimination, negatively impacts older LGBTQI people at both the individual and institutional level.  Combined with experiencing a lifetime of different forms of oppression including homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia and sexism, LGBTQI people have unique risks as they age.

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in partnership with Egale Canada and SAGE is calling on governments, industry, and organizations to protect the rights of older LGBTQI people and to respect older persons of diverse sexualities, gender identities, and dodies through the implementation of appropriate and effective policies, programs and practices. 

Interested in signing the pledge as an individual or on behalf of your organization?
Learn more here!


Read also:

We must respect older people’s varying identities: a message from MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen

Promoting inclusive care environments for older people with sexual and gender diversities

Révolution Senior: une campagne pour changer notre perception des seniors et de leur sexualité

Ageism and sexuality


The International Federation on Ageing is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base comprising government, NGOs, academics, industry, and individuals in 70 countries. More information: www.ifa-fiv.org


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