Best4OlderLGBTI – Best interest for the Older LGBTI
Best4OlderLGBTI aims at reducing the inequalities and discrimination faced by older LGBTIs when attending public services or health and social services.
Grant Agreement Number: 809688
Funded by: REC Duration: 1/11/2018 – 30/10/2020
The European population is rapidly ageing and many findings show that older people are targets of ageism, which negatively affects their mental, physical capabilities and their will to live. At the same time, as Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transsexuals and Intersexes (LGBTI) grow old, they are likely to experience various forms of discrimination, based for instance on their age, sexual orientation or gender identity. The Eurobarometer Survey on Discrimination showed that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation was the second most widespread form of discrimination in the EU (Eurobarometer, 2015). As a result, these people face significant barriers in terms of accessing and seeking health care and other social services.
Acknowledging that older LGBTI face multiple forms of exclusion, Best4OlderLGBTI aims at reducing the inequalities and discrimination faced by older LGBTIs when attending public services or health and social services, by empowering health and social professionals to mitigate stereotypes and negative attitudes regarding sexuality in older age.