Gay and lesbian aging : research and future directions / Gilbert Herdt, Brian de Vries, editors.
Contributor(s): Herdt, Gilbert H | De Vries, B. (Brian)Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2004Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 294 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780826122339; 0826122337Subject(s): Middle-aged gays -- Congresses | Older gays -- Congresses | Aging -- Congresses | Gerontology -- Congresses | Aging | Homosexuality | Aged | Geriatrics | Middle Aged | Social Medicine | Homosexuels d'âge moyen -- Congrès | Homosexuels âgés -- Congrès | Vieillissement -- Congrès | Gérontologie -- Congrès | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- General | Aging | Gerontology | Middle-aged gays | Older gays | Femme d'âge moyen | Homme d'âge moyen | Homosexuel | Lesbienne | Vieillissement | GérontologieGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Congress. | Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gay and lesbian aging.DDC classification: 305.244 LOC classification: HQ75.115 | .G39 2004ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The study of gay and lesbian aging : lessons for social gerontology / Brian de Vries and John A. Blando -- Lesbian aging : an agenda for social research / Judith C. Barker -- From a far place : social and cultural considerations about HIV among midlife and older gay men / E. Michael Gorman and Keith Nelson -- Psychological well-being in midlife and older gay men / Robert Kertzner, Ilan Meyer, and Curtis Dolezal -- Disclosure and depression among older gay and homosexual men : findings from the Urban Men's Health Study / Todd W. Rawls -- Old, gay, and alone? The ecology of wellbeing among middle-aged and older single gay men / Andrew J. Hostetler -- Lesbian friendships at and beyond midlife : patterns and possibilities for the 21st century / Jacqueline S. Weinstock -- Saturday night at the tubs : age cohort and social life at the urban gay bath / Bertram J. Cohler -- Narrating past lives and present concerns : older gay men in Norway / Hans W. Kristiansen -- Issues to consider in studies of midlife and older sexual minorities / Douglas C. Kimmel.
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Annotation The year 2003 marked 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 the gay and lesbian population and emphasizes the need for more research on aging sexual minorities.