DC Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Anita Bonds have introduced legislation to the DC Council entitled the “Care for LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors with HIV Amendment Act of 2018.” The legislation would requires the DC Office of Aging and Commission on Aging to include LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors Living with HIV as group of greatest social need under the Older Americans Act. In addition, the bill would amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 to establish and LGBTQ HIV long-term care bill or rights.
To learn more about the bill, sign up for updates, and learn about opportunities to testify on this legislation, click here to visit the DC Council website.
The DC Center supports LGBTQ Older Adults through our Center Aging Program. Learn more at thedccenter.org/aging. You can also follow Center Aging on twitter at twitter.com/centeraging or facebook at fb.com/centeraging.