SAGE, the LGBT org for the elderly, received a large grant from the government to provide elder services:
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Administration on Aging have awarded Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE) a three-year, $900,000 grant to create the nation's only national resource center on LGBT aging. The National Technical Assistance Resource Center for LGBT Elders will assist communities across the country in their efforts to provide services and supports for older LGBT people. The Resource Center will provide training to aging service providers and LGBT agencies nationwide, and will offer critically important educational tools to LGBT older people.
Considering how much of our elder care in the US is currently based on heteronormative family structures, and how much it seems like our conservative government is hell-bent on reinforcing the dependence of the elderly on their children by cutting Social Security and Medicare (after the rich have attacked DB pensions for decades and looting savings put in the stock market for the past few years), elderly LGBT people are going to need all the help they can get.