Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging and Sexuality/Gender Study (NHAS)

Center on Halsted

3656 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 472-6469

FORGE Transgender Aging Network

PO Box 1272
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 559-2123


1620 12th Ave #203,
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 393-3400

GRIOT Circle

P.O. Box 26451
Brooklyn, NY. 11202
(718) 246-2775

Lexington Pride Center

389 Waller Ave
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 253-3233

LGBTQIA+ Aging Project (Fenway Health)

1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
(857) 313-6590

Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 993-7400

Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc.

PO Box 29561
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 269-5736

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

315 W Court Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 271-2656

Montrose Center

401 Branard Street,
2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-0037


Bob Ross LGBT Senior Center
65 Laguna St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 296-8995


2200 Gravois Ave
Ste 201
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 862-4900 (ext. 500)


305 Seventh Ave,
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 741-2247

Utah Pride Center

1380 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 539-8800

Aging with Pride: IDEA


1620 12th Ave #203,
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 393-3400


Bob Ross LGBT Senior Center
65 Laguna St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 296-8995

Washington State Equity and Diversity Project

Aging & Long-Term Care of Eastern Washington, Central Washington University’s Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, Children’s Home Society of Vancouver WA, City of Seattle’s Human Services Department, City of Seattle’s Office of the Mayor, City of Seattle’s Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Eastern Washington University, Entre Hermanos, Equal Rights Washington, EWU Pride Center, Family Support/Triple Point, Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center, Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center, Gender Justice League, GenPRIDE, GLSEN Washington State, Greater Seattle Business Association, Ingersoll Center, Lifelong, Pierce County AIDS Foundation, Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network, SAGE Olympia, Seattle & King County’s Public Health Departments, Seattle Counseling Service, Skagit Valley College Student Club, Spokane Falls Community College, Tacoma Older LGBT, The Queer Resource Center, Three Rivers Coalition, UW School of Social Work, UW School of Nursing, UW School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine, UW’s Queer Center, UW Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, UW School of Social Work & Criminal Justice Tacoma, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Washington State University’s Child, Youth, and Family Behavioral Health Section, WA State Department of Social and Health Services, WA State Health Care Authority, WA State Long-term Care Ombudsman Program, Western Washington University, Whitman College, Whitworth University, Youth Eastside Services. UW Collaborators: School of Nursing; School of Medicine, Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, School of Social Work & Criminal Justice, Tacoma, Goldsen Institute Population Health Division.

Global Pride Network

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Melanija Jančić


University Business Academy, Novi Sad, Serbia 
Main Research Interests: Human Rights Law, LGBTIQ+ rights, Anti-Discrimination Law Biography: Melanija Jančić is an Assistant Professor in Family and Succession Law and in Human Rights Law at the Faculty of European Legal and Political Studies in Novi Sad, University Business Academy in Novi Sad. Before her academic career, she gained practical legal experience and skills as a law clerk in the Law firm Tomislav Šunjka in Novi Sad. She finished PhD studies in the field of Human Rights Law at the Faculty of Law, University Union in Belgrade and defended her dissertation on 20th June 2017. The title of her dissertation is ”The Prohibition of Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”. This is the first PhD dissertation in the field of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, the LGBT rights and transsexuality in Serbia. During her PhD studies, she attended the School of Human Rights organized by the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights in Belgrade in November 2011. In order to deepen her research and comparative analysis in Anti-Discrimination Law she spent two and a half months as a visiting research fellow at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague, Netherlands (from 29th Feb – 15th May 2016). Melanija is also a member of the International Society of Family Law and European Law Institute as well as the member of the Association of Jurists of Serbia and Association of Comparative Law based in Belgrade. Besides human rights and family and succession law, she is especially interested in the field of international law and international relations. She attended and participated in many international and domestic conferences and is an author of more than twenty published scientific papers and one monograph. Selected Works:
  1. Transgender Issues Before the Constitutional Court of Serbia, International Survey of Family Law, Edition 2019, ed. Margaret Brinig, Intersentia, pp. 271-280
  2. Еvolucija prava transseksualnih osoba kroz evoluciju umnosti sudija Evropskog suda za ljudska prava (The Evolution of the Rights of Transsexual Persons), Pravni život (Legal Life), No. 10/2019, pp. 117-131
  3. Zabrana diskriminacije na osnovu seksualne orijentacije i rodnog identiteta – teorija i praksa (The Prohibition of Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – Theory and Practice), Novosadski humanitarni centar i Fakultet za pravne i poslovne studije dr Lazar Vrkatić, Univerzitet Union (publishers: Novi Sad Humanitarian Center and The Faculty of law and business studies Dr Lazar Vrkatić, Union University), 2020

Michal Pitoňák


National Institute of Mental Health, Czechia
Main Research Areas: Minority stress processes; societal stigma and heteronormativity; geographies of sexualities Biography: I work at the boundary of several disciplines that lock together via my intersecting research interests in understanding the workings of societal heteronormativity and its effects on geographies of sexualities, quality of life in non-heterosexuals, spatiotemporal negotiation of non-heterosexual identities and specifically the effects of heteronormative stigma and/or minority stress on mental health and well-being in non-heterosexuals and gender-diverse people. My background in human geography drives my motivations to study various links between the structural-individual scales and penetrate the barriers between diverse disciplinary thought. I also have a background in queer and feminist theories. I work at the National Institute of Mental Health (Klecany, Czechia), where my research focuses on minority stress and its effects on Czech non-heterosexual populations. I also work as an independent scholar in the field of geographies of sexualities and as a chair of a Prague based NGO Queer Geography that focuses on the popularization of evidence-based science, and functions as a knowledge base to support of non-heterosexuals’ and gender-diverse people’s rights and liberties in Czechia, Slovakia and beyond. My activities also include work in HIV/AIDS destigmatization and related policy making. Selected Works: PITOŇÁK, M. (2017). Mental health in non-heterosexuals: Minority stress theory and related explanation frameworks review. Mental Health & Prevention, 5, 63-73. PITOŇÁK, M. (2019). Lessons from the “Periphery”: Countering Anglo-Geographic Hegemony over geographies of sexuality and gender. Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica, 1573, 1. PITOŇÁK, M., SPILKOVÁ, J. (2016): Homophobic prejudice in Czech youth: a socio-demographic analysis of young people’s opinions on homosexuality. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 13, 3, pp. 215-229 ISSN 1868-9884. DOI: 10.1007/s13178-015-0215-8.
Muhammad Nadir Shahzad

Muhammad Nadir Shahzad

University Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Main Research Areas: Mainstreaming of marginalized communities, Social inclusion of Transgender people, Aging and Health issues Biography: I am currently enrolled in PhD Sociology at PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi in the department of sociology and criminology. I have been engaged in research and teaching Sociology since the last 8 years. I have published articles in national and International journals on the issues of deprived communities (transgender people in particular) and youth problems in Pakistan. Presently, I am working on Transgender Marginalization in Pakistan in the context of social, cultural and political landscape of Pakistani society. I have established a Literacy school at Rawalpindi (Punjab province) for the Transgender people with the administrative and financial assistance of ministry of literacy in Punjab-Pakistan-to cater the basic education needs of the illiterate transgender people. Further, during COVID-19 periods, I have actively been involved with various community development organizations in twin cities-Rawalpindi and Islamabad aimed at ensuring economic and social Well-being of transgender people. I have been involved in two projects funded by HEC Pakistan under the supervision of my doctoral thesis supervisor Dr. Mazhar Hussain Bhutta. Currently, I am working my PhD Dissertation Titled as “Transgender Marginalization in Punjab Pakistan”. I am exploring the social, economic, cultural, political and religious aspect of marginalization in the Pakistani community.
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Neil Henderson

University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Raphael Eppler Hattab

Raphael Eppler-Hattab

University of Haifa, Israel
Main Research Areas: LGBT aging, Gay aging, Aging and Work Biography: Raphael Eppler-Hattab, PhD, is a researcher at the Center for Research & Study of Aging, University of Haifa, the CEO of Eppler Consulting, a human resource management consultancy firm, and a longtime LGBT activist in Israel. He is the author of scientific and commentary articles published in Israeli and international journals. His research in the field of aging and work, organizational psychology and gerontology was published in The Gerontologist and Innovation in Aging. His study in the field of LGBT aging was presented at leading aging conferences. LGBT Activism Eppler-Hattab has been an LGBT activist in Israel since the 1980s. Main activities over the years included establishment of LGBT organizations in Haifa, intra-community group work and group facilitation, political activism, and journalism. In the 1990s, he published the first weekly column on gay community issues named Gay Ways (which in Yiddish means “go figure”). He currently leads groups of veteran gay community members titled “Improving with Pride”. For his many years of work for the gay community, he was awarded the 2018 Dear Haifa Gay Community Award. Selected Works: Eppler-Hattab, R., Meshoulam, I. and Doron, I. (2020). Conceptualizing Age-friendliness in Workplaces: Proposing a New Multidimensional Model. The Gerontologist, 60, 1, 12-21. Eppler-Hattab, R. (2019, September). Who Will Say Kaddish on Me? Social Exclusion of Older LGBT People: Findings of an Israeli Developmental Group Process. Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Vienna. Paper presentation in a themed session.

Rebecca Jones


The Open University, UK
Main Research Areas: Sexuality in later life, ageing and bisexuality, reimagining ageing, LGBT ageing Biography: Rebecca is a Senior Lecturer in Health at The Open University, UK. Her research interests are in ageing, sexuality and, especially, sexuality in later life. She has published widely on bisexuality and ageing. Her latest book, co-edited with Dr Andrew King and Prof Kathryn Almack, is Intersections of Ageing, Gender and Sexualities (Policy Press, 2020). She chaired The Open University’s Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) for 10 years, leading its seminar and publication series with the Centre for Policy on Ageing. She is a Founder Member of BiUK, the UK organisation for bisexual research and activism and one of the authors of The Bisexuality Report. Selected Works: Rebecca L. Jones (2019) ‘Life course perspectives on (bi)sexuality: Methodological tools to deprivilege current identities’ Sexualities, 22(7-8) pp. 1071-1093 Sarah Jen and Rebecca L. Jones (2019). Bisexual Lives and Aging in Context: A Cross-National Comparison of the United Kingdom and the United States. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 89(1) pp. 22–38. Rebecca L. Jones, Kathryn Almack and Rachael Scicluna (2018) ‘Older Bisexual People: Implications For Social Work From The ‘Looking Both Ways’ Study’ Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 61(3) pp. 334–347.