by Michelangelo Signorile - Editor-At-Large, HuffPost Gay Voices
A lot of people are wondering if LGBT groups and members of Congress set a trap for themselves and the rest of us by backing a broad religious exemption in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
As we celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community this month in San Diego, I thought it was appropriate to bring attention to a demographic that is often left behind . . . the LGBT senior.
While it might seem odd that LGBTQ people of color would prefer going to a school gym or a Pride picnic for health check-ups and information than to a hospital, the reasons are unfortunately rooted in the systemic healthcare disparities due not only to race discrimination, but also to gender identity and sexual orientation as well.
Sexual minorities, including queer and LGBT people, face many obstacles when navigating the criminal justice system. And find themselves at the mercy of unreasonable and homophobic/transphobic sex laws.