and Sociological data about gay seniors
While there is a plenty of
research on gays and on seniors, there is little that combines
the two. However the links provide access to extensive online
resources from researchers around the world.
Books | Links &
Men and Aging (Garland Studies on the Elderly in America)
by Lester Brown
"Until recently, little had been written in gerontological
studies concerning the homosexual male; nor has there been much
formal research in general over the past three decades.
of older adult lesbians and gay men
(Paperback/Download) by Sara L. Wright
Past research has examined stereotypes of sexual orientation-unspecified
adult and older adult women and men. There has also been research
on stereotypes of age-unspecified lesbians and gay men. No research
to date, however, has formally focused on stereotypes of older
adult lesbians and gay men.
and Aging in Gay America:
Proceedings of the Sage Conference 2000 by Sage Conference 2000,
Douglas C. Kimmel, Dawn Lundy Martin, Senior Action in a Gay
How is the pre-Stonewall generation aging? What can the
Stonewall generation expect? Combining personal experience and
original research, this fascinating collection explores the
practical and psychological issues of aging for lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender individuals.
Analysis of Aging:
The Gay Male Perspective by J. Michael Cruz
An exploratory study of the life changes homosexual and
bisexual men experience as they age. This unique book presents
in-depth, qualitative interviews with over gay men, aged 55
and older, focusing on their physical, mental, and social needs.
More than one hundred men offer first-hand perceptions on the
unique problems they face with regards to employment/retirement,
housing, health and well-being, and relationships, and how they
function within (or without) a social support system.
Services for Senior Gay Men and Lesbians by Jean K.
This collection covers topics relevant to social service
practitioners who work with older gay clients. Topics include
housing, group therapy, long-term care, coming out, and the
professional development of heterosexual service providers to
advocate for their older gay clients.
Changing of the Guard: Lesbian and Gay Elders, Identity, and
by Dana Rosenfeld (Paperback - May 1, 2003)
by Jean K. Quam (Editor)
One of the first books to link identity, age, and gender,
The Changing of the Guard offers a significant meditation on
the politics of older lesbians and gays.
Through : The End-of-Life Decisions of Lesbians and Gay Men
by Dana Rosenfeld (Paperback - May 1, 2003)
by Jean K. Quam (Editor)
Closeted relationships and the history of discrimination
have led many partners to avoid making end-of-life decisions.
The personal interviews and group discussions presented offer
insight into the challenges that same-sex couples face and provide
a framework for discussing what partners need to consider to
assert their legal rights.
|Adaptation and Age-Related Expectations of Older
Gay and Lesbian Adults.
Author: Quam, Jean K.; Whitford, Gary S.
Journal Citation: Gerontologist, v32 n3 p367-74 Jun 1992
Publication Year: 1992
|Abstract: Respondents in a study of lesbian
women and gay men over age 50 who indicated high levels of
involvement in the gay community reported acceptance of the
aging process and high levels of life satisfaction, despite
predictable problems associated with aging and sexual orientation.
Being active in the gay community was an asset to accepting
one's aging. (Author/ABL)
and Gay Aging Issues Network of the American Society on Aging.
and online resources, including articles and reference lists
as well as organisations working in sexual minority elder care.
Links to OUTWord online and OUTWord, the network’s international
werden - Ältere Lesben und Schwule in Berlin"
||Report from nationwide
study of older gay men and lesbians in Germany presented at
conference in November 2002 (PDF file in German)
GLBTQ Education Internet Resources - Older GLBT People
of links to articles and websites that deal with LGBT ageing
and Age-Related Expectations of Older Gay and Lesbian Adults
||Results from a
1992 study of lesbian women and gay men in the Midwest over
the age of 50, who indicate high levels of involvement in the
gay community, provide a picture of the aging process of these
adults that builds on previous research efforts.
Men and Aging
||Brief essay on
issues of aging, ageism, desire and sexuality for gay men by
John R. Ballew, M.S., an Atlanta-based gay therapist. Published
on Ballew's BodyMindSoul.com website.
||The Journal Literature
Bibliography of articles in psychology journals published before
2002 dealing with issues of grief for gay men. A number of the
titles make specific mention of aging issues. On the personal
site of Richard Jasper.
Older Brings Challenges Stanley Ely
Moments of Getting Older Bring Challenges," Washington
Blade (April 6, 2001). First-person column on the challenges
of aging gracefully for gay men.
"My Perspective: Grandads Together," The Advocate
(Dec. 25, 2001). First-person story of an older gay male couple,
both with children and grandchildren and both divorced from
||Personal site of
LGAIN member Steven David, a Ph.D. student in psychology at
the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His site
offers information on his research on stress and coping in older
gay men, plus links to Web resources on LGBT aging.
Gay Men and Sexuality "Age Before Rage,"
||An interview with
retired sexology professor John Alan Lee, who discusses issues
of aging and sexuality for gay men. Published on the website
of Queer TV, a Canadian Web broadcaster.
experienced world of young gay men who are attracted to older
|| A Phenomenological
Study by Nino Wächter. Master's Thesis University of Turku Department
of Psychology, Helsinki, December 1999
AgeInfo is an information service about old
age and ageing provided by the Library
and Information Service of the Centre for Policy on Ageing.
AgeInfo provides the following searchable databases....
- A bibliographic database of over 40,000
books articles and reports from the specialist collection
on Social Gerontology held at the Centre for Policy on Ageing.
- Detailed information about over 4,000 organisations
active in the field of Old Age and Ageing
- An international Calendar of Events
in the field of Ageing and Old Age.
|Sexuality in Later
Life - Papers from Inter-Congress Conference Ageing Societies
and Ageing Sociology: Diversity and Change in a Global World,
7-9th September 2004
does Ageing affect Older People with Marginalised Sexual Identity?
||This research in Scotland aims
to investigate the identity practices of older people subject
to exclusion through marginalised sexuality.
Identity, Negotiating Later Life: Older Gay Men Arranging Later
Life in Britain'
||Findings are presented from semi-structured
in-depth interviews conducted with gay and homosexual men aged
57-83 about their social lives and welfare needs.
Kiss is Still a Kiss? - The construction of sexuality in dementia
||Explores descriptions of the sexuality
and sexual expression of people with dementia residing in carehomes.
Sexuality, and Social Change
||Quantitative and qualitative data
in a study of the social and policy implications of non-heterosexual
ageing, to highlight some significant issues for understanding
ageing in this context.