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Connections: 'elder law' and the LGBTQ community

7 hours ago

The term "elder law" can be a misnomer when it comes to the LGBTQ community. For example, does a 22-year-old trans person think the Elder Law Fair is relevant to them? Probably not -- but it can be if the person's family is hostile toward their gender identity. There are all kinds of legal pitfalls for the LGBTQ community, and we'll explore them in advance of the 2018 Elder Law Fair.

Our guests:

Katie Adamides, Staff Attorney at Legal Assistance of Western New York.

Milo Primeaux, LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Attorney & Founder/CEO of Just Roots Consulting, LLC. 

Danny Palmer, person with chronic illness who has experienced the consequences of not having legal documents in place.