Elder Law: Overview

The National Center for Lesbian Rights was the first LGBT legal organization in the country to launch a permanent Elder Law Project as the first wave of baby boomers became senior citizens.

Launched in 1999, NCLR’s Elder Law Project brings greater visibility and voice to LGBT elders, and advances equal treatment through litigation, legislation, policies, programs, and services.

The Elder Law Project advocates for policies and legislation that protect the medical and financial rights of LGBT elders, and educates health care providers, lawyers, and caseworkers who are charged with assisting them.

The Elder Law Project Elder Law Project empowers LGBT elders to protect themselves and ensures that they have the resources and information they need to access the rights that are currently available to them.

By making the needs of LGBT seniors visible, we show the public that every generation includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals who deserve to live out their “golden years” with dignity, respect, and comfort.