We are currently inviting new participants to our landmark projects: Aging with Pride: NHAS and Wellness with Pride.
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Aging with Pride®

National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study​

Our landmark study is the first federally-funded longitudinal national project designed to better understand the aging, health, and well-being of sexual and gender diverse midlife and older adults.

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Join the movement of nearly 4000 sexual and gender diverse adults.

We are currently inviting new participants to our landmark projects: Aging with Pride: NHAS and Wellness with Pride.

Our landmark study Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study is the first federally funded longitudinal national project designed to better understand the aging, health, and well-being of sexual and gender diverse midlife and older adults and their families. Over 2,000 sexual and gender diverse midlife and older adults across the U.S. have been participating in this study since 2010.

The eligibility screener takes less than 5 minutes to complete. If you are eligible to participate in the study, you may choose to complete your questionnaire online, by mail, or by phone. The questionnaire will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. During your participation in this innovative project, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire every other year.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Identify as sexual and gender diverse or have had a romantic or sexual relationship with, or attraction to someone of the same sex/gender as yours
  • Were born in the years 1965-1971 (turning 52-58 in the year 2023)
  • Currently reside in the U.S.

To confirm your eligibility, please click the link above to take the eligibility screener.

Participants that complete the questionnaire and provide mailing information will be eligible to receive a $25 cash gift by mail. Please be sure to provide accurate contact information when prompted. There is no incentive offered for completing only the eligibility screening.

Your participation in this project is completely voluntary, and you can choose not to answer any questions. You may stop participating at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Data collected from you are kept strictly confidential.

Your information will be assigned an identification number that is unique to this study. Only the Principal Investigator and authorized research staff will be able to access your name, address, phone number, email address, and link to the identification number. Project findings will be summarized, and your name and identifying information will never be used in any materials.

Breach of confidentiality is a risk to being in a study if it happened that your responses linked to your name were accidentally given to or were taken by someone who should not have them. When your participation in the ongoing project is completed, all identifying information will be destroyed.

Help us reach a wider community of voices.

Aging with Pride paints a vivid portrait of the lives of sexual and gender diverse midlife and older adults, documenting a complex relationship between risk and resilience.

Our landmark study is the first federally-funded longitudinal national project designed to better understand the aging, health, and well-being of sexual and gender diverse midlife and older adults. With over 2,400 sexual and gender diverse adults ranging in age from 50 to over 100, this groundbreaking project leads the way in our understanding of how identity and life experience impact aging, health, and well-being over time.

Led by Principal Investigator Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, this project is a collaboration with community agencies serving sexual and gender diverse older adults in every census division throughout the U.S. The project is funded through a federal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), R01AG026526.

Recent publications

Blueprint for future research advancing the study of sexuality, gender, and equity in later life: Lessons learned from Aging With Pride, The National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study

Fredriksen-Goldsen, K.

Determinants of physical functioning and health-related quality of life among sexual and gender minority older adults with cognitive impairment

Kim, H.-J., Fredriksen-Goldsen, K., & Jung, H. H.

Generational and social forces in the life events and experiences of lesbian and gay midlife older adults across the Iridescent Life Course

Fredriksen Goldsen, K. I., Hoy-Ellis, C., Kim, H.-J., Jung, H., Emlet, C. A., Johnson, I., & Goldsen, J.

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Key Publications

At-risk and underserved: LGBTQ older adults in King county

Caring and Aging with Pride

Caring and Aging with Pride is the fundamental work which the Aging with Pride Study continues today. In collaboration with 11 community agencies and 2,560 sexual and gender diverse adults 50 and older, this research generated foundational knowledge about this resilient yet at-risk population.

Aging and Health Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

FACT SHEET​

Thank you to our Aging with Pride Community Partners

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

GenPride

1620 12th Ave #203,
Seattle, WA 98122
info@genprideseattle.org
(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

Missourians Aging with Pride

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

Montrose Center

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

NOAGE – New Orleans Advocates for LGBTQ+ Elders

info@noagenola.org (504) 517-2345

Openhouse

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

SAGE USA

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

Seniors Out and Proud of Utah

926 E Downington Avenue, #2 SugarHouse, UT 84105 info@soaputah.org (801)856-4255

Southern Arizona Senior Pride

1632 N. Country Club Rd Tucson, AZ 85716 info@soazseniorpride.org 520-312-8923

The DC Center for LGBT Community

2000 14th St NW #105 Washington, DC 20009 info@thedccenter.org (202) 682-2245