Life Trips: Navigating LGBTQ+ Aging, Illness and End of Life Decisions

Call for Participation

Life Trips: Navigating LGBTQ+ Aging, Illness and End of Life Decisions

Edited by Jude Patton and Margot Wilson

Studies indicate that LGBT+ people are still discriminated against in most health care settings and in long term care facilities despite advances made in the past few years in gaining more rights.

Evaluating physical and mental health care needs, facilitating access to health care providers and advocating for clients’ right as well as end of life decisions and planning for personal legacy options are important aspects of navigating LGBTQ+ aging.

Having served as a health navigator for clients with chronic illness and offering end of life doula services to LGBTQ+ community members, Jude Patton collaborates with and advocates for his clients to successfully manage their health care needs. Jude is a proud, open and out, elder trans man, who has worked with underserved populations for most of his career, including LGBTQ+ folks, geriatric clients, developmentally disabled adults, homeless/chronically mentally ill and drug addicted clients.

Life Trips is planned as an edited reader that addresses the issues of LGBTQ+ aging, illness and end of life decision-making and will be published by TransGender Publishing.

If you are interested in contributing to this important discussion, you are invited to write and submit your own thoughts, story or experience, or discuss them with either Jude or Margot who will work with you to prepare your submission, including editorial support or in-person/Skype interviews after which we will help with the writing and you will have final approval.

Contact Jude or Margot using the email form below

Length of submission is negotiable

Deadline is June 30 2019