Assembly Bill 663, authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Northeast Los Angeles), passed the Senate Floor last week and is headed to the Governor’s desk for signature.
According to a press release sent from Gomez's office, the bill would require administrators of Residential care facilities to have training in cultural competency and sensitivity in aging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender minority issues in addition to the existing required training.
“AB 663 gives LGBT seniors the care and respect they deserve,” Gomez said in a press release. “We have an ever-growing LGBT population in our nation and in our state. By 2030 there will be an estimated 3 million LGBT seniors in the United States; it’s time we prepare our caretakers to properly care for this growing demographic.”
Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez represents the 51st Assembly District, which includes Echo Park, Silver Lake and Elysian Heights.