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though same-sex marriage has been legal across Canada since 2005, LGBT communities in the United States have celebrated the legalization of same-sex unions across the country only just last month.

Nonetheless, such rulings don’t instantly change hearts and remove all the barriers that LGBT seniors face, especially when they’re looking for housing.

For one, discrimination still lurks and many LGBT seniors both in Canada and the United States can face a tough time finding welcoming, accessible, and affordable housing. 

Still another challenge is finding assisted living and adult communities that are welcoming to the LGBT community.

Personal stories of LGBT seniors from both Canada and the U.S. share common themes, one of which is that LGBT seniors wish for housing options that allow them to live safely, comfortably and happily. For many,

that wish remains a challenge. Here are links to relevant news stories.