As a teacher for 32 years, Joy Griffith sometimes had to hide her sexuality. “I identify myself as a lesbian but I don’t go around saying that out loud,” said Griffith. At 78, she is part of a growing population of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) seniors who face challenges different from their straight peers’. An estimated 4-8 percent of seniors today identify themselves as LGBT and the percentage is expected to double by 2030.
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