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

Ricardo Iacub

Ricardo Iacub

University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Main Research Areas: Sexuality, narrative identity and aging, LGBT issues Biography: I’m Full Professor of Psychology of Aging (UBA), researcher (UBA), psychologist consultant, Advisor of aging mental health in the Government of Argentine. I’ve published 10 books and more than 40 papers of gerontology. Invited Professor in more than 15 countries. Selected Works: Eroticism and Old Age. Western Perspectives. Paidós: Buenos Aires. Iacub, R.; Arias, C. J.; Mansinho, M.; Winzeler M.; Vasquez Jofre, R.: Sociocultural Changes and the Construction of Identity in Lesbian and Gay Elderly People in Argentina in The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. March 2019. Iacub, Ricardo ; Hidalgo López, Patricia; Winzeler, Martín O.; Bourlot, Valeria ; Gil de Muro, Mariana L.; Paz, Mariana; Bellas, Mónica L.; Machluk, Luciana; Vazquez Jofré, Rocío; Boggiano, Patricia Desarticulando las fronteras del erotismo en la vejez Research on Ageing and Social Policy: (RASP), ISSN-e 2014-671X, Vol. 8, Nº. 1, 2020, págs. 1-24
Robert Beringer

Robert Beringer


University of Victoria, Canada
Main Research Areas: Gerontology; technology and aging; Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer plus (2SLGBTQ+) aging; global 2SLGBTQ+ health; health equity; community-based research; virtual community building and social connectivity; health promotion. Biography:Robert Beringer (he/him) has an Inter-disciplinary Doctorate in Social Sciences from Royal Roads University. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. Prior to his current post he was a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Health Systems Impact Postdoctoral Fellow where he employed a community-based participatory action research methodology and evaluated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQI2S) engagement and satisfaction with Hospice and Palliative Care in the Island Health Region in British Columbia. He is also a member of the iCAN-ACP Diversity Access Team that is researching challenges related to participating in advance care planning (ACP) among members of the LGBT community and some ethnic groups. Past projects include work on the LGBT End-of-Life Conversations Project (A project funded by a Catalyst Grant from TVN-NCE: Improving Care for the Frail Elderly) where he created content and oversaw the development of the project website. Additionally, as a doctoral student he was awarded the CIHR, Institute of Gender and Health: Knowledge Translation & Design Jam Award competition and used these funds to create The LGBTQI2S Dignity Project. In this project, he developed a website ( and funded the development of a resource entitled “A workbook to support your journey to becoming an ally for LGBTQ2+ Seniors.” As part of this project, he also acted as Executive Producer in the development of three short films designed to depict the challenges faced by LGBTQI2S older adults as they enter assisted living facilities. Lintott, L., Beringer, R., Do, A., & Daudt, H. (In Press) A Rapid review of end-of-life needs in the LGBT community and recommendations for clinicians. Palliative Medicine.   Beringer R, Gutman G, & de Vries B. (2021). Exploring and Promoting Advance Care Planning among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) older adults living in non-metropolitan British Columbia. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 1-20. Beringer R, Gutman G, & de Vries B. (2017). Developing a web-based platform to foster end-of-life planning among older LGBT adults. Gerontechnology, 16(1): 48-55  
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Sandra Šević

University of Zagreb, Croatia
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Saori Kamano


Natl’ Inst. of Population and Social Security Research, Japan
Main Research Areas: Gender, Family, Demography of SOGI Biography: I was trained as a sociologist at Stanford University (U.S.A) where I obtained my Phd. Since then, I have been involved in various projects on gender, sexuality and family in Japan. At the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, I have been participating in the Japanese National Fertility Survey and the National Survey of Family in Japan projects. Using the data collected, I have analyzed the changes in the attitudes toward marriage and family. I was also a co-PI of the Japanese research team of WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women (1999-2005). Recently, I have been involved in a number of studies on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). One study is the first population-based nationwide survey on attitudes toward sexual and gender minorities in 2015 and a comparable survey in 2019. My latest project, “Demography of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Building a Foundation for Research in Japan”, is funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (JSPS Kakenhi Grant Number 16H03709, PI: Saori Kamano, 2016-). Here, we explore how best to capture respondents’ SOGI in a survey of the general population through focus groups and pilot surveys. Using the questions thus developed, we conducted the Osaka City Residents’ Survey, one of the first population-based surveys in Japan with SOGI questions. My next goal, subject to funding availability, is to conduct a nation-wide population-based survey with SOGI questions in order to accumulate data that would allow us to analyze the effects of SOGI on various realms of life. In addition to quantitative research, I have also engaged in a few ethnographic research, conducting interviews with same-sex couples to explore how they manage their everyday lives and social relationships and negotiate the socio-legal context that affects their relationships and life chances. Selected Works: Kamano, Saori, 2009, “Housework and lesbian couples in Japan: Division, negotiation and interpretation,” Women’s Studies International Forum 32: 130-141. Khor, Diana, Denise Tse-Shang Tang and Saori Kamano, 2020, “Global Norms, State Regulations, and Local Activism: Marriage Equality and Same-Sex Partnership, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity Rights in Japan and Hong Kong,” in Michael J. Bosia, Sandra M. McEvoy, and Momin Rahman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 283-300. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190673741.013.19 Hiramori, Daiki, and Saori Kamano, 2020, “Understanding Sexual Orientation Identity, Sexual/romantic Attraction, and Sexual Behavior Beyond Western Societies: The Case of Japan.” SocArXiv. March 13. doi:10.31235/
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Shang-Ti Chen


National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Main Research Areas: Leisure behavior, the psychology of leisure, therapeutic recreation, inclusive leisure services, ecological momentary assessment (EMA), healthy aging Biography: I am an assistant professor in Tourism, Recreation, and Leisure Studies at National Dong Hwa University. My research interests cover a broad range of topics in the domain of leisure, aging, and health. Much of my research is aimed at identifying protective factors for psychological well-being. I’m particularly interested in how aspects of everyday life events (e.g., enjoyable activities, positive events) influence a person’s ability to regulate their emotion in daily life. My current work centers on using smartphones for obtaining high ecological validity of leisure behavior and for assessing subtle variations and changes in psychological well-being in the context of everyday life. Selected Works:
  1. Chen, S. T., Jinshil, H., Graefe, A. R., Almeida, D. M., Mowen, A. J., & Sliwinski, M. J. (2021). Associations between enjoyable activities and uplifting events: Effects on momentary positive affect in adulthood. Journal of Leisure Research. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/00222216.2021.1878002
  1. Chen, S. T., Jinshil, H., Graefe, A. R., Mowen, A. J., Almeida, D. M., & Sliwinski, M. J. (2020). The influence of leisure engagement on daily emotional well-being. Leisure Sciences. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/01490400.2020.1757537
  2. Chen, S. T., Stevinson, C., Tien., T., Chen, L. J., & Ku, P. W. (2020). Accelerometer-measured daily steps and subjective cognitive ability in older adults: A two-year follow-up study. Experimental Gerontology. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1016/j.exger.2020.110874.
Sonja Ellis

Sonja Ellis


University of Waikato, New Zealand
Main Research Areas: Lesbian and gay ageing; sexuality; LGBT+ mental health Biography: Sonja J Ellis is Associate Professor in Human Development at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato/The University of Waikato. She is an established researcher and scholar in the field of LGBTIQ Psychology, and is co-author of the textbook Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, and Queer Psychology: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2020). She is currently undertaking research in relation to the inclusion of sexual and gender diversity in sexuality education; and around youth sexual health. She is also interested in lesbian and gay ageing.