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For LGBT People, Growing Old Poses New Challenges05:37

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There's an estimated 2.4 million LGBT people age 50 and older, according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. This population faces many hurdles, including stigma, social isolation and financial challenges. As Kathy Ritchie (@kathymritchie) from KJZZ learned, those barriers could force some LGBT elders back into the closet.

This article was originally published on February 15, 2019.

This segment aired on February 15, 2019.

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