Acknowledging its numerous gay members, the AARP has launched a new microsite addressing issues specific to older LGBT people.
The website features general news articles as well as specialized ones on personal finance, relationships, travel, health care, retirement planning, care-giving, taxation, employment discrimination, and a variety of other topics, according to an AARP news release. There is an interview with Dan Savage about older people's influence on his It Gets Better Project, an article on dating for gay men over 50, and a guide to LGBT-friendly vacations. The site also offers an article from the current issue of
AARP the Magazine
on the impact of HIV on people over 50, plus a 20-part multimedia series AARP did on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
"We are proud to provide diverse, expert voices on topics that are important to all Americans 50+, including members of the LGBT community," said Hugh Delehanty, senior vice president and editor in chief of AARP's media properties, in the news release. "AARP understands that while all Americans 50+ share the same goals of aging with dignity and peace of mind, each of the communities in our lives offers its own challenges, opportunities and contributions towards helping us get there. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate national Pride month than to launch this portal, which we hope will help members of the LGBT community and their loved ones get access to important information and relevant insights from experts and each other."