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LGBTQ Aging

Monthly Archive (LGBTQ Aging)

posted 08.28.2014
Caregiving for an elderly, frail person is an intimate experience, a loving act—a gem of human kindness. In this country, the greatest numbers of these caregivers are volunteers, usually family members and friends, but for LGBT elders and their caregivers, there is a noticeable twist to the... Read More
posted 08.28.2014
There are fewer infrastructure supports available to assist LGBT caregivers. Knowing which are available and how to access them for your LGBT clients and families is an important step in making your agency welcoming and inclusive to all, including the LGBT community. Read More
posted 08.28.2014
We, (those of us older than 50) are now finding out what Bette Davis knew, that “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” Those of us who are also lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) may have additional challenges including homophobia and heteronormativity, which can send us... Read More
posted 08.28.2014
The movie If These Walls Could Talk 2 provides an excellent yet heartbreaking example of how the lack of acceptance of gay and lesbian relationships can complicate grief both while caring for a loved one and once the loved one has passed away. In the film, set in the early 1960s, Edith and Abby, a... Read More
posted 08.28.2014
When I was a teenager in the ’80s we lived with my grandmother, who had dementia. My mother was a “woman in the middle”—she had a few children at home, a parent who needed care, a full-time job, a husband and a house to take care of. My grandmother had helped to raise me so... Read More
posted 08.28.2014
LGBT elders and the professionals who are be assisting them may find the following tips helpful, just in case.  Read More
posted 05.08.2014
Every morning we look at ourselves in the mirror, and see the image we reflect to the world. Who is that person and how did that person come to be? Read More
posted 05.08.2014
Religiosity and spirituality, as they pertain to the process of aging, have both been the focus of many studies on the lives of mainstream non-minority older persons but few studies have looked at gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual persons (LGBT) and their spiritual lives. This is... Read More
posted 05.08.2014
This is an effort to share an understanding of issues and challenges transgender elders may face. We hope that those who are successfully providing services for this population group will make more information available to those with whom they interact. This in turn should help us understand how to... Read More
posted 05.08.2014
Those who work in the aging services sector see the multiplicity of people’s lives and know it is unwise to think everyone is generally alike. This fallacy, however, pervades our social construction of sexuality and gender, and has been the dominant discourse for many years. Appreciating the... Read More

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