Much research on older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender GLBT adults has focused on refuting the widely held misconceptions people have about GLBT lifestyles. To date, however, few studies on older GLBTs have examined their social and health care needs. Further, most studies have collected survey samples of older GLBT adults in large metropolitan areas and have not specifically addressed discrimination or bias in retirement care facilities. In the current exploratory study on perceptions of discrimination and bias in retirement care facilities, we surveyed a wide age range GLBT adults in a smaller metropolitan area of fewer than , people to discover the perceptions of both younger and older GLBTs. We surveyed perceptions of discrimination in retirement care facilities, sources of perceived discrimination, and suggestions for how discrimination might be reduced or eliminated in those settings. Respondents indicated that administration, care staff, and residents of retirement care facilities themselves were all potential sources of discrimination, and that education addressing awareness and acceptance of GLBTs is one potential remedy for discrimination against GLBTs in retirement care facilities.
Gay and lesbian perceptions of discrimination in retirement care facilities.
Discrimination because of sexual orientation - Citizens Advice
Claims by transgender individuals. April 20, , represents the Commission's position that discrimination against an individual because that person is transgender also known as gender identity discrimination is discrimination because of sex. See also Jameson v. May 20, intentional and repeated misuse of a transgender employee's name and pronoun are severe or pervasive enough to constitute a claim of a sex based hostile work environment ; Complainant v. Part as claims of sex discrimination. Claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. See also, Brooker v.
Indirect homosexual discrimination is also against the law. For example, it could be indirect discrimination for a school to insist that students bring partners of the opposite sex to a school dance, because heterosexual students would be able to bring their boyfriends or girlfriends, but homosexual students would not. A registered club is a club that sells alcohol or has gambling machines.
Around the world, people are under attack for who they love, how they dress, and ultimately for who they are. In too many countries, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex LGBTI means living with daily discrimination. From name-calling and bullying, to being denied a job or appropriate healthcare, the range of unequal treatment faced is extensive and damaging. It can also be life-threatening.