Why is this study being done?

This is a research study about the health and aging concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex adults aged 50 and older. More than 2 million LGBTQI adults over 50 live in the United States. This number will double by 2030. Not a lot is known about their health or health care needs. This study will describe the health problems of LGBTQI adults age 50+.

This will help us to find health problems that need more attention. We will also try to find ways to improve these health problems. We will do this by asking about experiences and habits that are good and bad for health. This study hopes to find new ways to improve the health and health care of LGBTQI older adults.