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Gay and Lesbian Aging : Research and Future Directions - Brian de Vries

Gay and Lesbian Aging

Research and Future Directions

Hardcover Published: 17th November 2003
ISBN: 9780826122346
Number Of Pages: 320

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The year 2003 marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark "declassification" of homosexuality as a disease by the American Psychiatric Association--a watershed in the lives of gays and lesbians in the United States. For the first time in history, a generation of self-identified lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender individuals are approaching retirement. This volume brings to the forefront important issues concerning the health, mental health, and concomitant special social service needs of this population and emphasizes the need for more research on aging sexual minorities.

Based on empirical and qualitative research methods, chapters focus on the myriad issues of aging for lesbians and gay men including: Social and Cultural Considerations about HIV Among Midlife and Older Gay Men Psychological Well-Being in Midlife Older Gay Men Well-Being Among Middle-Aged and Older Single Gay Men Lesbian Friendships at and Beyond Midlife

Contributors include Judith Barker, Jacqueline Weinstock, Bertram Cohler, and Doug Kimmel, among others.

List of Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Setting the Stage
The Study of Gay and Lesbian Aging: Lessons for Social Gerontologyp. 3
Lesbian Aging: An Agenda for Social Researchp. 29
From a Far Place: Social and Cultural Considerations About HIV Among Midlife and Older Gay Menp. 73
Empirical Contributions
Psychological Well-Being in Midlife and Older Gay Menp. 97
Disclosure and Depression Among Older Gay and Homosexual Men: Findings from the Urban Men's Health Studyp. 117
Old, Gay, and Alone? The Ecology of Well-Being Among Middle-Aged and Older Single Gay Menp. 143
Lesbian Friendships at and Beyond Midlife: Patterns and Possibilities for the 21st Centuryp. 177
Saturday Night at the Tubs: Age Cohort and Social Life at the Urban Gay Bathp. 211
Narrating Past Lives and Present Concerns: Older Gay Men in Norwayp. 235
Future Directions
Issues to Consider in Studies of Midlife and Older Sexual Minoritiesp. 265
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780826122346
ISBN-10: 0826122345
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 17th November 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.05  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.55