Major surveys show that LGBTI people experience special challenges in life. However, we lack comprehensive knowledge about the living conditions challenges older lgbti persons experience.
The Norwegiean Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2022 therefore took the initiative for a project that will contribute to increased knowledge about the living conditions and quality of life for older LGBTI people in the Nordic countries, especially how LGBTI people are met by the public health and care services.
NIKK has been commissioned to:
Collect knowledge about how older LGBTI-persons are met by the public health and care services in the Nordic countries. Investigate the following areas:
The report “He went back into the closet” was published in December 2023 and is available here. In spring 2024, a report from the high-level meeting organised on the topic in Reykjavik in November 2023 will be published. NIKK is also planning a conference in Sweden with the National Board of Health and Welfare and the Public Health Agency of Sweden in May 2024.
Nordic Council of Ministers
1 500 000 DKK