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Elder Community

(pronounced – el-der kuh-myoo-ni-tee | ˈɛldə kəˈmjuːnɪti)
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A member of the elder community can be defined as an individual, male, female, within the spectrum or non-binary over the age of 65 years old. Older community members may identify with any gender identity or expression and any sexual orientations/identifier groups. In 2021, it was estimated that there would be 727.6 million (8.7%) members of the elder community worldwide

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  ABOUT THE ELDER COMMUNITY

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"To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors."

TIA WALKER
A member of the elder community can be defined as an individual, male, female, within the spectrum or non-binary over the age of 65 years old. Older community members may identify with any gender identity or expression and any sexual orientations/identifier groups. In 2021, it was estimated that there would be 727.6 million (8.7%) members of the elder community worldwide.

SUMMARY
  • Over 65 years of age
  • Any gender identity
  • Any sexuality orientation/identifier

  STATISTICS

  • It is estimated that one in eleven (9%) of the world’s population are over the age of 65
  • People over the age of 65 are the fastest-growing group than any other age group
  • Compared to the beginning of the 19th Century, people are living 35 years longer, with an average life expectancy of around 75 years
  • LGBTQIA+ individuals seeking care and assistance are more likely to hide their sexual orientation or identity
  • Though there are no official studies, it is believed from independent research focusing on elder care that LGBTQIA+ individuals are more likely to be mistreated or become isolated when receiving residential or at-home care

Discover more about the elder community, from interesting statistics, categories and much more

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EXCEPTIONAL AND DIVERSE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY

Learn more about the exceptional and diverse global LGBTQIA+ community. Discover interesting facts, join in the fun with interactive games, learn more about the exceptional pioneers and advocates and take pride in all of the sexualities, gender identities and special groups. Discover all things LGBTQIA+ with Gayther today

  AWARENESS

  Awareness Periods

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  Symbols & Flags

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  Colours

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LGBTQIA+ COUNTRY & REGION GUIDES

Learn more about this or other countries around the world. With over 234 country and 435 regional guides, Gayther guides provides you with all the information you need when planning your trip. From LGBTQIA+ equality to essential travel information, discover Gayther guides today

  SOCIAL MEDIA & APPS

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  TOP FIVE HASHTAGS

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#eldergay
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#eldergays
3
#oldgay
4
#oldgayguy
5
#oldlesbian

  Smartphone Apps

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Daddyhunt: Fun Gay Dating
Daddyhunt: Fun Gay Dating
English | Android | IOS
Atraf - gay chat & dating app
Atraf – gay chat & dating app
English | Android | IOS
Zoe: Lesbian Dating & Chat App
Zoe: Lesbian Dating & Chat App
English | Android | IOS
PinkNews
PinkNews
English | IOS
ProudFM
ProudFM
English | Android | IOS

 Social Media Resources

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DISCOVER HOW WELL THE COMMUNITY ARE TREATED..

From marriages and unions to the decriminalisation of same-sex relationships, discover how well each country treats members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Updated each year, you can learn of the positive and negative developments for every country worldwide. Learn more about LGBTQIA+ Worldwide equality today

  Gayther Resources

  COMMUNITY INSPIRED ARTICLES

GAYTHER AFFINITY

Gayther Affinity is a private platform for the LGBTQIA+ community and their friends. A space that gives you the freedom to be yourself, helping you communicate with and connect to people similar to yourself from around the world and from all age groups and backgrounds. Get involved with groups discussions, ask questions or quickly search for inclusive business, services, and events near you. Gayther Affinity is committed to safeguarding its users. Through a closed network where user registration is required and enforcing block/report policies and functions to stop online abuse. Signup for your free Affinity account today.

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DISCOVER WHICH COUNTRIES LEGALLY RECOGNISE GENDER IDENTITIES...

Gender and body dysmorphia affects many people each year. Many will feel trapped in the wrong body and look to transform their outer appearance to reflect their inner self. For those going through their transition, it is often a challenge and lengthy process. Discover how each country around the world legally acknowledges and treats gender identities

  PUBLIC FIGURES

  ELDER COMMUNITY RELATED PEOPLE

United States of America (USA)
Lily Tomlin |  American Actor, Comedian
Brazil
José de Abreu |  Brazilian Actor
Cuba
Eduardo Machado |  Cuban-American Playwright
Taiwan
Pai Hsien-yung |  Taiwanese Writer
Switzerland
Claude Janiak |  Swiss Politician
Singapore
Alex Au |  Singaporean LGBT Rights Activist, Writer
Italy
Ivan Cattaneo |  Italian Pop Singer
Japan
Akihiro Miwa |  Japanese Singer, Author, Actor, Director
Japan
Yūji Mitsuya |  Japanese Actor, Voice Actor
Peru
Mario Testino |  Peruvian Photographer
All of the people featured within the list are based on those who have shown support in the past or have publicly identified with a specific sexuality, gender identity, or cause. These individuals are featured because they are positive role models for the community and help others come to terms and identify with how they are thinking and feeling. How we identify is personal to us and being featured on this list is by no means meant to out or cause offence. Instead, highlighting exceptional individuals directly linked to the community
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EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE MAKING HISTORY

Over the past 50 years, the LGBTQIA+ global community has seen many positive developments, where the rights and protection for community members have greatly improved. The improvements and changes are a direct result of the exceptional individuals who stood up, often at great personal risk, to fight for and promote community rights. Discover more about some of these exceptional individuals today

  INFORMATION

  TERMS

(literal translations for popular languages)

English
elder community
Spanish
comunidad de ancianos
French
communauté des aînés
German
ältere gemeinschaft
Mandarin
老年社区
Arabic
مجتمع المسنين
Hebrew
קהילת זקנים
Hindi
बुजुर्ग समुदाय
Dutch
oudere gemeenschap
Portuguese
comunidade de idosos
Russian
сообщество старейшин
Japanese
高齢者コミュニティ
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