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A Place at the Table

Bob Linscott

Bob Linscott is one of the country’s leading advocates on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Aging. He is the Assistant Director at The LGBT Aging Project at The Fenway Institute in Boston. Linscott’s work with LGBT older adults is profiled in the award-winning film Gen Silent, which has been seen by audiences around the world. Linscott’s work focuses on making the existing elder-care network more welcoming and inclusive for the needs of LGBT Older Adults. His work with mainstream providers has led to the development of LGBT training curricula for senior centers and home care agencies in addition to the establishment of more than 17 LGBT-friendly community meal sites across the state. Linscott is a member of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Aging, which is the first state wide commission on LGBT aging issues. He has also authored a ground breaking curriculum used to train Council on Aging staff, volunteers and consumers on LGBT aging issues as well as a regular column on LGBT aging in Boston Spirit Magazine. He has done trainings and speaking engagements all across the country on LGBT aging and most recently Linscott was invited to The White House in 2015 for the first White House Summit on LGBT Elder Housing.