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LGBTQ Aging

Monthly Archive (LGBTQ Aging)

posted 02.26.2015
The Winter 2014–2015 issue of Generations examines why social and health disparities persist in America’s diverse aging population and frames the challenge of sustaining programs and services to ameliorate them amid America’s current climate of economic insecurity. Read More
posted 02.09.2015
At a time in our cultural development when household ownership of televisions stands at 96.7 percent and paid movie admissions account for tens of billions of dollars each year, one cannot underestimate the power of the moving image to entertain, educate and inform the public. There are countless... Read More
posted 02.09.2015
What happens when the statistic you need to report represents a challenge because it deals with a subject many in the media consider taboo? What if your story involves older people and sexuality? Read More
posted 02.09.2015
Love them or hate them, you have to admit that participation in online social sites can sometimes take you on tangents, catching you off-guard. My particular experience involved jumping from planning a knitting project to pondering the ways in which LGBT elders self-identify, and how the media can... Read More
posted 02.09.2015
GLBT elders have been called an invisible generation. A search of Google scholar using the terms “invisibility of GLBT elders” will show more than 2,000 journal articles referencing this phenomenon. Some older folks, especially those in the “pre-Stonewall” generation (those... Read More
posted 09.22.2014
Alford-Harkey and Haffner are helping to make the invisible visible and in doing so create supportive environments for bisexuals in both secular and religious settings. Read More
posted 09.22.2014
Most research on sexual minorities tends to lump together gay men and lesbians with bisexuals, contributing to so-called bi-invisibility. Bisexuals are often stigmatized in monosexual communities—by heterosexuals because of their homosexuality, and by the LGT community because of their... Read More
posted 09.22.2014
We love our binaries: Democrat or Republican; male or female; chocolate or vanilla; gay or straight. For many of us, our first concept of sexual orientation was that everyone was either heterosexual or gay … some of us used the “h” word—homosexual. Those who were attracted... Read More
posted 09.22.2014
The American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB) encourages, supports and assists research on and education about bisexuality, through programs likely to enhance the publics’ knowledge, awareness and understanding of bisexuality. Read More
posted 09.22.2014
It’s a truism among bisexuals that “coming out” is not a one-shot deal for us, but a constant process. On Facebook, “Relationship Status” is of great importance when it comes to the ways others judge and define us. For those of us who identify as bisexual, relationship... Read More