News :: Out & Aging

Openhouse's Skultety bows out at LGBTQ seniors nonprofit

Openhouse's Skultety bows out at LGBTQ seniors nonprofit

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 25, 2021

After more than four years with Openhouse, Karyn Skultety, Ph.D., is bowing out as executive director of the nonprofit provider of LGBTQ senior services in San Francisco.

SF housing advocates work to address disparities for BIPOC, LGBTQ seniors

SF housing advocates work to address disparities for BIPOC, LGBTQ seniors

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 28, 2021

Around the country, among allies and foes alike, San Francisco often acts as a byword for progressivism and queer liberation.

Housing crisis takes toll on Bay Area LGBTQ seniors

Housing crisis takes toll on Bay Area LGBTQ seniors

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 31, 2021

Charlie Uher had never expected to be living out of his car.

Creative tools help LGBTQ seniors fight isolation

Creative tools help LGBTQ seniors fight isolation

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 27, 2021

Isolation was already an epidemic among seniors, disproportionately affecting LGBTQs, before COVID-19.

California bill aims to improve services for HIV+ seniors

California bill aims to improve services for HIV+ seniors

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 26, 2021

California state Senator John Laird is authoring a bill aimed at improving the social services HIV-positive seniors can access.

Political Notebook: HIV aging given prime spot at AIDS confab

Political Notebook: HIV aging given prime spot at AIDS confab

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 1, 2020

At the last two global AIDS conferences, hosted in Amsterdam in 2018 and Durban, South Africa in 2016, long-term survivors of HIV and AIDS who attended noticed a glaring omission in the programs: themselves.

SF implements LGBT aging policy plan

SF implements LGBT aging policy plan

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 23, 2019

When San Francisco officials adopted a groundbreaking LGBT aging policy plan five years ago, local advocates worried it would be shelved somewhere inside City Hall like so many reports of the past.

SF offers LGBT seniors end-of-life services

SF offers LGBT seniors end-of-life services

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 16, 2019

As a growing number of LGBT seniors call San Francisco home, the city and local nonprofits are aiming to help them confront myriad end-of-life concerns.

LGBT seniors grapple with end-of-life issues

LGBT seniors grapple with end-of-life issues

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 5, 2018

While enjoying her seventh decade on the planet, Donna Personna knows her remaining days are numbered. Yet the prospect of her demise doesn't scare her.