It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: Email Address. Even though gay and lesbian organizations are well positioned to develop and provide advocacy and support services for their aging members, the needs of seniors are poorly understood within these networks and are now only beginning to be addressed.
First, gay and lesbian elders may be less linked to their biological families or families of origin. An ecological perspective on health promotion programs. Some cities use sodomy laws to arrest gay people for talking with each other about sex, in conversations which parallel those heterosexuals have every day.
Back to Top. Making room for older gay mens' and lesbians' voices to be heard in elder care sectors will require beginning the change process from within, sometimes without their inclusion, as a beginning phase. Gibson, H. Issue Section:.
Dill TB, Zambrana R. Sexual risk, substance use, and psychological distress in HIV-positive gay and bisexual men who also inject drugs. This means addressing ageism within the gay and lesbian community so that space can be opened for gay and lesbian elders to identify themselves and participate as equals in change efforts.
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