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General (Mostly American, GLBT)

Aging gay men and lesbians face unique challenges. - One more battle: Gay boomers, who fought discrimination and confronted AIDS, face a new fight as they grow old. - Gay couples enter golden years with more risk. (Alternate Link) - Gay Old Timers: The GLBT community looks ahead to its golden years. - The Real Tragedy of Turning Thirty. - Young, Old... and Gay. -  Gay and Lesbian Aging (& Bibliography): "Little is known about mid-life and older adults who are gay men or lesbians..." - Gay and Lesbian Aging: "Social service workers are becoming increasingly aware that there exists a large population of older gay and lesbian individuals." - SAGE helps seniors of color celebrate amid support. - Legal Issues Faced By LGBT Seniors. - Seniors pride is a reality. - How Will Today’s Gay Adoptions Change the Future for LGBT Seniors? - The Challenges and Rewards of Life as an Outspoken Bisexual Elder. - Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight (See also the Audio Story of Fred and Emile).

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Aging:. - National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Policy Institute: Aging Initiative- Legislation Targets Older Gays. - Calif. Assembly Passes Gay Seniors Bill. - Gay and Lesbian Families in the Census: Gay and Lesbian Seniors.  - Group for gay, lesbian seniors comes to Fremont. - Older Gays Still Hesitant About Coming Out: Many find it hard to forget threat of being stigmatized. - Gay Seniors: Stigmas continue into golden years. - Civil Marriage Discrimination & Gay and Lesbian Seniors. - It's Time to Care for the LGBT Aging! - Church Refuses Communion To Elderly Gay Couple.

The Graying of the Rainbow: Thinking about GLBT aging issues. - Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual elders are a strength within our community. - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Elders--Do they really exist? (PDF Download). - Gay and lesbian rabbis grapple with lifecycle issues, aging. - Elderly gay community gains support. - Gay, gray and black: a Brooklyn organization helps elderly lesbians and gays find each other and stay out of the closet in the golden years. - Gay seniors settle into a niche. - Center on Halsted Announces Expansion of Programming for LGBT Seniors.

Being gay and ageing. - Out and Aging: Gay and Lesbian Boomers. - Why Address the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders? - Talking about sexual identity with older men. - When the young date the old: How does racism fit in? - What are you really afraid of? Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex ageing, ageism, and activism. - Alcohol and Seniors: Alcohol Dependence and Misuse among Older Gay and Lesbian People.(Alternate Link)  - How does ageing affect older people with marginalised sexual identity? (PDF Download). - For seniors, being active in SAGE is a wise choice.

Gray gays: Aging gay men and lesbians face unique challenges. - Old and Gay: Is the Closet the Place to Retire? (A Fictional Account by Gail Ellis based on recent research). - Gay elder advocates criticize White House. - Historic Breakthrough: Federal Aging Report Explicitly Includes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders. - Opening the center doors to gay, lesbian seniors: Yarmouth Senior LGBT Project welcomes Capewide constituency. 

Golden Gay Years in Newsweek. - The Advocate: Older gay males report on their lives in 1978. - The Greening of the Senior Gay. - Will you love me when I'm old and gay? - Gay & Lesbian Aging Issues: Care at the End of the Rainbow. - Demystifying Gay Men's Adulthood. - The Challenges and Rewards of Life as an Outspoken Bisexual Elder. - Growing Older and Being Trans. - The Pause That Refreshes–Not! - Menopause for two, and other humorous factors of gay aging. - Inclusive Congregations: Creating a Welcome Home for LGBT Older Adults. - Gay Midlife Crisis N/A. - American Society on Aging Honors LGBT Leaders.

OutSmart Magazine, Special Issue on Aging: - Rebels & Survivors. - Aging well with Hal Kooden. - Community groups for older gays. - The graying of the rainbow: thinking about GLBT ading issues. - The pause that refreshes. - Village elsers. - Workout.

As Hard To Grow Old As It Was To Be Young. - Someone is killing the gay boys of Verona: "Mark Roeder manages again to capture the thoughts and dreams of a young gay man. But this time, he goes even further. He deals with ways in which older gay men can be mentors and role models." - Newspaper reaches out to GLBT seniors. - Gay elders emerge from long isolation (Boston Globe, 6/9/2003) (Alternate Link). - Gay men face unique challenges as they grow older (PDF Download). Facing Life After 40. - Reestablishing Our Elders to Their Rightful Place in Society. - When we grow old: Atlanta’s gay seniors discuss hopes, fears of twilight years. - GAYging: Growing old gay and lesbian.  

Homophobia and Unequal Treatment Limit Quality of Life for GLBT Elders. - GLBT Generations works to address diversity awareness. - Eldon Murray: A Senior Citizen in the Halls of Fame. - Emerging Retirement Options for Older Lesbians and Gays.  - Senior Gays Act as Role Models. - Gay Youth Offer to Foster Adult-Youth Partnerships.

Equal rights are key for elderly gay people. - Equal Rights Protection Needed for Elderly Gays. - Older Lesbians and Gay Men. - Senior Citizen Wins Equality for Lesbian and Gay Relationships. - LGB Ageing: - Challenging myths. - Aching Bones, Wrinkles and Viagra. - An Elderly Gay Man's Story. - Grandads together. - Older lesbians, gay men and bisexual women and men. - Being Gay and Ageing. - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Discussion (hosted by Monroe): Forum to explore issues related to being over 50 and self-identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. - Fighting for Fairness and Equality Through the Legal System: "In response to the unique needs of older lesbians and gay men..." - Older Gay Men Turning to Viagra N/A. - Viagra, the blue revolution. - Ageing Gay Men: Lessons from the Sociology of Embodiment

The web site for Division 44: The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues: Are GLBT elderly issues being ignored by this group? See Weblinks Section. - A New Constituency for Planned Giving: "A decade ago the mere notion of walking into Los Angeles' Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center made Elliott nervous. Closeted in his professional life, he drove by twice before he could muster the courage to step inside the center for the first time when he retired. Now several of the properties he has accumulated over the years will go to the center. A scholarship fund for gay students at the University of Southern California and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation..." - History of LGBT Issues at the American Society on Aging N/A. - GLBT Elders: Tarnish on the Golden Years. - Study: Aging Gay Couples Face Fiscal Burden.

GALHA Acts on Elderly Gays: The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) has made a submission to the Royal Commission on the Long Term Care for the Elderly concerning the needs of elderly lesbians and gay men. - Senior Health Resources (SHR): Established to provide a full array of quality health-related services for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community.  SHR focuses on individuals over age 40, and their community of family and friends who reside in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. - Organization aims to include elderly: "An effort is under way in metropolitan Washington, D.C., to establish an organization that provides a wide array of health-related services for older Gay people, a population that aging advocates contend is too often overlooked."

Implementing Gay-Sensitive Services. - Collaborating to Support Lesbian and Gay Caregivers for People With Alzheimer's. - Creating Welcoming Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders. - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Persons. - LGBT Elders and Public Policy: An Overview. - Gray and Gay: Our Community Responds: Issues and Action Strategies (Cleveland). - Finding a way to reach the gay elderly: Local providers go to gay elders themselves to see what they need N/A. - Assisted Living Standards to Recognize Sexual Orientation. - Project Visibility (Colorafo).

Family.net's Elderly GLBT  Health Issues (Human Rights Campaign Foundation): - Introduction - Cancer. - Caregiving. - Depression. - Heart disease and strokes. - HIV and AIDS. - Transgender health issues. - Health centers. - Senior health links. - The future of aging in New York State: BRIEF, Lesbian And Gay Issues (PDF Download): "Even as we enter the 21st century, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) subjects remain particularly controversial... Based on the 1990 census, a conservative estimate is 150,000 to 300,000 LGBT seniors residing in New York State. Yet, there are only five programs targeted specifically to this population in all of New York State, four in New York City and one just emerging in Syracuse... Some of the barriers to such support faced by the gay population are apparent in a recently published report by the Brookdale Center on Aging  of Hunter College." - Gay and Lesbian Families in the Census: Gay and Lesbian Seniors: one / thousand (PDF Download).

Pride Senior Network N/A. (Archive Link)- Gay and Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons (GLARP).Yahoo's "Prime Timer List." - Original Prime Timers Worldwide. - Grey Gay Guide (Australia). - Old Lesbians Organizing for Change. - SAGE /Upstate: Serving Older Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgendered Persons in the Upstate Communities of Central New York: (New Web Site) Current Newsletter; PDF Download. - Past Newsletters. - Internet Resources. - Community Groups for Older Gay Folk. - Gray and gay: Ray McCants wants to change gay men's image of themselves N/A

The American Society on Aging (ASA)'s Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN). - From LGAIN: Outword Newsletter: - Online Article Index. - LGAIN Articles mostly only available by becoming a member. - ASA's popular Summer Series on Aging is continuing through July 21, bringing half-day and full-day intensives on a range of key issues for professionals in aging... The following list highlights intensives of particular interest to LGAIN members (June, 2000) N/A. - Elderly Advocates Raise Concerns about the Rights of Older Gay Couples. - Program ready to help aging gay, lesbian population.  

Grey Gay Guide: listing places where both older and younger can meet other like minded people: " It includes the GrayGay Guide with in-depth reviews of over 2000 bars, clubs, restaurants, saunas, hotels and beaches that welcome mature men and admirers world-wide. Plus extensive resources and links such as personal ads, bulletin boards, organizations and publications." - CAFFMOS the seniors site for older, more mature gay men. - Gay & Lesbian Elderly. - FACT SHEET: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Seniors.

The Ultimate "Planet Out" Guide to Queer Movies (Subject: Aging/Elders). - LGBT elders on screen: queer film festival circuit offers range of images (July, 2000). -  Elder Gays and Lesbians in Literature and Film. - A Century of Lesbian Pride (Review of two 1999 documentaries about lesbian elders: "Living With Pride" and "Golden Threads.") - The Confession: Directed by Carl Pfirman, is a short dramatic film about two elderly gay men which explores love, betrayal and grief within a 35 year long relationship. - Pink Sunset Villa: A Home for Gay and Lesbian Elders. A film by Tjarda Hockstra. - Silent Pioneers: Gay and Lesbian Elders. A film by Pat Snyder, Lucy Winer, Harvey Marks and Paula deKoenigsberg in consultation with SAGE. - Pink Sunset Villa: A Home for Gay and Lesbian Elders. - Oscar Nominated Director to Document LGBT Seniors: Colors Straight Up. - LGBT Aging Project. - Aging In Equity: Key Issues for LGBT Elders. Notes from the NYRAG Briefing (Word Download) - Gay and Gray in New York City (Film). 

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: - Aging Initiative. - What Do We Know About GLBT Elders?  - NGLTF, HRC & P-FLAG Help Lay Groundwork for the Elderly.

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Lesbian  / Bisexual Women

Classic Dykes. - Lesbian Elders and Crones. - Golden Threads - works to end isolation and loneliness among midlife and elderly lesbians. - Coalition of Older Lesbians of Los Angeles. - Enduring Like a Redwood at 60. - Support Networks and Life Satisfaction Among Older Women: A Comparison of Lesbian and Heterosexual Women. - Elder LGBT Resource List: "The Elder Lesbian Initiative and the Seattle LGBT Community Center were two results of organizing meetings launched in 1997 by Queen City Community Development (QCCD), in part to address the needs of elder members of the local sexual minority population." - Black Lesbian ElderSpeak Project. - Lesbian, bisexual and transgender female elders: A fact sheet from the Task Force

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC, Vermont): Why We Call Ourselves Old: "Society calls us old behind our backs while calling us "older" to our faces. "Old" has become a term of insult and shame. To be "old" means to be ignored and scorned, to be made invisible and expendable. We refute the lie that it is shameful to be an "old" woman. We name ourselves "old lesbians" because we no longer will accommodate to language that implies in any way that "old" means inferior. We call ourselves OLD with pride. In doing so, we challenge the stereotypes directly. Thus, we empower and change ourselves, each other, and the world." - Rebels & Survivors: The life stories from four of our lesbian "ancestors."

100 years young: Ruth Ellis brings the celebration of a century to D.C. Black Pride. - Talking Black History: 100 year old `Miss Ruth' lived through it. - On being a lesbian of colour. - The Narratives of Old Lesbians: Maintaining the Integrity. - A century of lesbian pride: "At the same time, the oldest homosexuals - those in their 80s and beyond - have remained largely invisible." - Relying on Themselves and Their Communities: Healthcare Experiences of Older Rural Lesbians N/A. - No Secret Anymore:  Phyllis Lyon & Del Martin. -  The Black Lesbian Elder Speak Project.

Ruth Ellis: Matriarch of African American lesbians has passed on at the age of 101, leaving a legacy of optimism, modesty and humor. Openly lesbian since 1915, Ruth Ellis made a declaration of her love of women and of life - and lived these as truths until her last days... - In Memoriam: Betty Berzon & Anyda Marchant. - History of Lavender Seniors of the East Bay.

From OlderDykes.org (Australia): - Listing of Recent Articles. - Archives. - Hey! Look at Me, I'm Grieving! "There are books on practically every aspect of grief except those experienced by women grieving for women. Women whose partners have died. When this happened to me I searched for something - anything - what to do, what not to do, how to cope under the weight of this sledge hammer that had flattened me to pulp. I found nothing." - Thousands of Elderly Lesbians in Poverty: "To conclude, there are lesbians who will experience the delights of a well funded retirement, but more than half of our lesbian population will experience some degree of poverty."

Transgender / Transsexual

Transgender Aging Network. - Trans and Intersex Survivors of Domestic Violence: Defining Terms, Barriers, & Responsibilities. - Lesbian, Gay Male, Bisexual and Transgendered Elders: Elder Abuse and Neglect Issues. - Trans Issues in Aging: Information for Health Care Providers (Outward). - Resources for Transgender Seniors. - Old Hags & Sagging Bags: A Forum for Ancient Cross-Dressers. - The Challenge of Finding a Home: A Cross-Dressing Elder Veterans's Story.  - What We Don't Know: The Unaddressed Health Concerns of the Transgendered. - Legal and Public Policy Issues for Transgender Elders (PDF Download).
 

Ageism & Prejudice

Community must conquer ageist stereotypes. - Older Gays Show Pride, Face Prejudice. - From  a Salon Magazine Interview with Edmund White: "  If you say you're going to be dead by 40, they say, "So what? There's no gay life after 40, anyway." Especially in France, but even here. You can easily be a gay in his 20s and never meet a gay over 40 because you don't see them in the bars. They don't go out, they're not part of your world, and if you do see them, you consider them pathetic." - Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) and Transgender (LGBT) Substance Abuse Issues: Are Substance Abuse Issues: Are They at Higher Risk for They at Higher Risk for Substance Substance Abuse (PDF Download). - Ageism: A Common Ground Column. - Ageism. - Who Cares?

Fear and Loathing: "The new play, You Look for Me, by playwright Paul Harris, recently caught my attention because it tackles an issue so rarely portrayed in our newspapers, magazines, art, literature or theater: older gay men." - Better Respect for Lesbian and Gay Elders. - Calling All Geezers (Must Scroll): "Now why did that get your attention? If you’re like me, a gay man over 50, you may be sensitive to geezerdom but having trouble relating to its implications. We don’t really feel that much different than we did at 35 but we sure are perceived differently..." - Study charts aging gay concerns: "Older gay men, lesbians and bisexuals can feel largely shut out from their own communities, according to new Nottingham Trent research. "Older gay men, lesbians and bisexuals can feel largely shut out from their own communities, according to new Nottingham Trent research." - 'New Leaf' bridges generation gap in LGBT community: Writing workshop keeps older gays connected with others

Ageism and HIV. What are you really afraid of? Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex ageing, ageism, and activism (PDF Download) (Alternate Link). - NGLTF Releases Report on Old GLBT People. - Living in a Culture That Holds Youth and Beauty in High Regard, Older Gay Men Open up About Aging, and the Vital Role Sex Plays in Their Lives. - Homosexual Seniors Face Stigma. - Older & Wiser. -  Trolls and twinkies: Meditations on gay pride. - Age in Gay Community - Why do we want Young Guys? "Age in the Gay community seems to be so important. We have all heard the jokes about being 40, What's that in Gay years? DEAD... Since that incident in the bar, I have cut off all of my donations to gay charities and have managed to convince a number of my over-40 friends to do the same."

Lesbian Notions: Too old to go to gay pride parades? - Gay & Grey: "On the eve of the UK's first national conference discussing issues effecting older gays and lesbians, Adrian Gillan talks to Peter Robins from mature gay social group Pimpernel about the bad old days and ageism in the current cult of youth." - Homophobia, Unequal Treatment Limit Quality of Life for GLBT Elders. - Gay and Grey: "On the eve of the UK's first national conference discussing issues effecting older gays and lesbians, Adrian Gillan talks to Peter Robins from mature gay social group Pimpernel about the bad old days and ageism in the current cult of youth."  - Gay aging, without the glamour.

Abuse & Violence

Lesbian, Gay Male, Bisexual and Transgendered Elders: Elder Abuse and Neglect Issues. - Will their today be our tomorrow? A Look At Gay & Lesbian Elder Abuse. - Gay and Lesbian Elder Abuse. - An Elderly Gay Man's Story. - Gay Elder Abuse. - Elder abuse carries specific dangers for Gays (Washington Blade). - LGBT Elders: Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Resource Sheet (PDF Download). 

Older gays face increased violence (Alternate Link). - Murder Charge Laid In Disappearance Of Elderly Gay Toronto Man. - Task Force mourns death of elderly Detroit man viciously beaten in hate-laced attack. - Bus rider killed in hate crime attack: Man with pipe asked 72-year-old victim if he was gay

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Health

The Merck Manual of Geriatrics (Chapter 114; Sexuality): "Many elderly homosexual persons have not publicly revealed their sexual preference. Although their relationships and sexual problems are generally similar to those of heterosexual persons, homosexual persons may experience additional stress due to a perceived need to hide their sexual orientation. Those who are institutionalized may be particularly vulnerable to loneliness and isolation. Gay-oriented long-term care facilities are virtually nonexistent." - Gay Elders Face Uncomfortable Realities in LTC. - LTC Staff Sensitized to Needs of Gay Elders. (Future articles in this series will feature interviews with LGBT elders in long-term care.) - Alcohol & Seniors: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults. - Discrimination Threatens Elderly Gay Men's Health Care. - Dealing with the whole person: The benefits of culturally competent care (PDF Download). - National Conference on Aging to feature sessions on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults. - Fear Haunts Gay, Lesbian Seniors, Study Reveals: Prevents Homosexuals From Accessing Health-Care Services.

Mental health issues in gay and lesbian aging Conference, Dec. 1998, The Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C... - Seniors Active in a Gay Environment (SAGE): Conference, May, 1998.  - SAGE, USA. - SAGE conference addresses joys, challenges faced by gay seniors. - Gay Seniors Conference Draws Attention to a Hidden Population. - Issues Facing Elderly Gay Men and Lesbians: PDF Download. - Aging and Gay, Lesbian and Trangender Older Persons. School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas (PDF Download). - Health: Groups team up to aid older gays: Callen-Lorde, Pride Senior Network join forces to launch the Pride Aging Resource Center N/A. - Older LGBT Substance Abuse Issues: Are They at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse? (PDF Document: Powerpoint Presentation). - Chicago Holds Forum on LGBT Substance Use Among Seniors.

LGBT Seniors Internship at Barbary Lane (PDF Download): "Through the Pacific Institute’s comprehensive educational programming we train licensed health professionals in the fields of mental health, social work, gerontology, nursing, and residential care administration for the elderly..."

The Elderly and HIV / AIDS. - HIV education, prevention programs needed for US seniors. - Aging with HIV. - Old AIDS: HIV and the Senior Citizen. - XAdaptation and Age-Related Expectations of Older Gay and Lesbian Adults N/A. (Abstract) - National Association on HIV Over Fifty. - Never Too Old: Sexually active seniors are one of the fastest-growing HIV-infected populations in the U.S . - Aging and HIV Risk Among Gay Men. - HIV and the Older Adult. - HIV over 50. - AIDSAction Recommendations (2001): Older Americans and HIV/AIDS (PDF Download). - Sexuality and HIV Issues Among Older Gay Men (PDF Download, Toronto) - HIV and Age: The Great Paradox. - HIV and Aging Issues Bibliography. - Perspectives on Sexuality, Intimacy and Elders: LEARN Members Speak Out. - Ageism Affects HIV Prevention Efforts for Over 50 Groups N/A. - Sexuality and HIV Issues Among Older Gay Men.

One Objective of the 2003 GMHS (Gay Men's Health Summit): "To rivet public attention to the health and wellness of middle-age and old gay men of all colors, classes, and ethnicities and support the creation of various local and national projects designed to meet the needs of these men." - Older lesbians and gay men's rights neglected shows Age Concern research. - Gay and lesbian seniors face health quandary: study. - Caregiving Real Life Story: Elder Care For Gays, Lesbians Catches On

Working With Older Lesbians and Gay Men. - Gay Widowers edited by Michael Shernoff (Ed). (Related Information) (Introduction to GAY WIDOWERS: Surviving the Death of A Partner - In Press, Harrington Park Press, Publication date, late 1998). - Gay Widowers: Grieving in Relation to Trauma and Social Supports. - Substance use and high risk sexual behaviors among rural gay men: "A total of 770, sexually active, gay/bisexual men were included in this analysis. 88% were white, 63% were 30 years-old or older... Among older gay men, 50% reported inconsistent condom use during anal sex, 25% had anal sex with multiple partners, 45% received semen in their mouth during oral sex." - Generational Differences Among Gay Men In the Coming Out Process, Self-Esteem, and HIV Risk (PDF Download, Salt Lake City, Utah). - Older Gays Involved in Caregiving.

Caregiving and Post-caregiving Experiences of Midlife and Older Gay Men and Lesbians: Doctoral Dissertation by Kristina Hash -  PDF Downloads. - XThe Pride Agenda Foundation's annual report on the state of health and social services for LGBT people (in New York): 2001 Report, PDF Download. - 2000 Report, PDF Download. - 1998-99 Report: "Frequently overlooked groups of LGBT people, including youth, the elderly, people of color, and immigrants, are particularly poorly served by mainstream health and social service providers, and are particularly vulnerable." - Senior Health Resources (SHR) N/A (Archive Link) (Washinton, DC) has been established to provide a full array of quality  health-related services for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community.

The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services: - Abstracts from a Special Issue on the Elderly Vol 6(1), 1997: Gay and Lesbian Elderly: Historical Overview and Implications for Social Work Practice. - The Wisdom of Non-Hetrosexually Based Senior Housing and Related Services. - Playing BINGO with the best of Them: Community Initiated Programs for Older Gay and Lesbian Adults. - Staff Development for Working with Lesbian and Gay Elders. - Maturing Gay Men: A Framework for Social Service Assessment and Intervention. - Realities and Hopes for Older Gay Males. - The Story of Carrie and Anne: Long-Term Care Crisis. - Jim: Coming Out at Aged Sixty-Two. - Yvonne and Helen: Finding a Way to Trust.

The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Volume 9 (1). 1999. Abstracts for:  The Social Support Needs of Older Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals - The Needs of Older Lesbians and Gay Men in Chicago.

The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Volume 13 (4). 2001. Abstracts for: A Call to Action ("This call to action exposes how race, gender, class, and sexuality influence the plight of the aging in the United States.") - Is Having the Luck of Growing Old in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Good or Bad Luck? - Aging in the United States Today. - Being Transgender and Older: A First Person Account. - Being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and 60 or Older in North America. - Gay Men: Aging Well! - What Are Older Gay Men Like? An Impossible Question? - Gods or Monsters: A Critique of Representations in Film and Literature of Relationships Between Older Gay Men and Younger Men. - Retirement Intentions of Same-Sex Couples. - Preliminary Study of Caregiving and Post-Caregiving Experiences of Older Gay Men and Lesbians. - Vision and Older Adults. - Responding to the Mental Health and Grief Concerns of Homeless HIV-Infected Gay Men.

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Homes / Housing / Care

Housing projects for :gays and grays" built to fill need. - Mature Gays Find Solace in Gay Nursing Homes. - Low-income LGBT seniors to get housing. - Closets are for clothes, not for seniors. - Being Out at 65: Gay retirement communities are catching on fast. - Gay and Lesbian Concerns: Housing. - Senior Housing: In Retirement, Gays and Lesbians Forge New Communities. - Optimistic Housing Outlook for Older Gays, Lesbians. - An Emerging Market: Retirement Homes for LGBT Elders.- Senior Center for LGBT Elders (Cleveland). - City of Oakland Awards $32,073 to Lavender Seniors. - Gay seniors to have place of their own. - Lesbians Welcome: Kitsap Fits Bill for a New Kind of Elderly Housing. - Senior housing for gray gays becomes smart business. - Low-Income Housing For Gay Seniors Opens Thursday. - Gay seniors to get a place of their own: Housing units target underserved community of older homosexuals (PDF Download). - Lesbian and Gay Retirement Communities.

Family caregiving responsibilities among lesbians and gay men. - Elephant Graveyards: Gay Aging and Gay Ageism in the Year 2000 (Alternate Link). - Unequal Treatment for GLBT Seniors Limits Quality of Life - Long Term Care Facilities Discriminate Against 'Deviants' - Homophobia & Neglect are Widespread in Nursing Homes. - Group Seeks Housing Help for Elderly Gays. - Aging gay population fuels new housing market: Nearly a dozen specialized developments up and running nationwide. - Retirement homes, without the closets: Market widens for gay Baby Boomers seeking a comfortable place to grow old.

Fla. church plans gay seniors center. - GLBT seniors can enjoy new retirement communities. -  Gay and Lesbian Seniors: Findings - Canada. - Housing urged for gay elders. - Gay seniors struggle to find safe homes. - For Older Gays, A Welcoming Place. - Rainbow Gardens Stay at Home Assisted Living! - GLBT Retirement Communities. - There's no place like home. - Aging When You Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender. - GLBT seniors can enjoy new retirement communities. - Gay Seniors Want Housing Communities of Their Own (Must Register). - Policy Recommendations [related to elderly gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals] submitted to the White House Conference on Aging. - Lesbians Welcome: Kitsap Fits Bill for a New Kind of Elderly Housing

Gay seniors' home (SF): Gay men and women flock to San Francisco for its progressive lifestyle, tolerant people and flourishing gay community. But when it comes time to retire, many gay seniors say San Francisco lets them loose from its warm embrace. The Bay Area is so expensive that many gay seniors have to move elsewhere and suddenly find themselves snubbed and even hated outside the city's unique sphere of tolerance. Retirement homes can be even more hostile, according to gay seniors and their advocates. Many nursing-home residents who grew up when homosexuality was considered a crime and a mental illness still look down on gay and lesbian peers. Some staff members reject and mistreat them, gay seniors say..." - Rainbow Gardens Stay at Home Assisted Living: Our foremost mission is to develop safe, dependable and reliable stay-at-home, family-centered assisted living services for elderly gays and lesbians, and for family and friends of lesbians and gays. - Gay Senior Home Draws Criticism: "With its panoramic views of San Francisco and subsidized rent, the proposed Rainbow Adult Housing complex sounds like a place any senior citizen would want to live. However, only certain seniors are welcome..."

Elder co-housing project is aimed at gay women. - - Cohousing for lesbians planned in Bremerton. - Have a Gay Old Time: Nursing Home to Set Up Specialized Unit. - Nursing Home to Include Gay Seniors. - Openhouse: a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco established in 1998 dedicated to creating and sustaining a senior residential community that honors lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors.  

New Mexico Gears Up For Gay Seniors: (Alternate Link) "A suburban Santa Fe subdivision that would cater to retirement-age gays and lesbians is moving forward, along with a condominium project for LGBT seniors what will have assisted living facilities, an indication of the state's growing popularity as a gay retirement center..." - Outing the Issue: Gay and lesbian residents are seeing the development of long-term care communities marketed for them—and opportunities for existing ones to make them feel more welcome. - L.A. to subsidize 'gay' retirement home: Project in Hollywood said to be 1st in U.S. financed by a city. - Developers take notice of gay, lesbian seniors N/A.

HRC - Senior Housing: - Overview of Housing Options. - Lesbian and Gay-Friendly Housing. - Whom to Contact with Discrimination Complaints.

United Kingdom

Gay Manchester Remembered: "It's a scathing indictment of our communities that so much importance is placed on youth - it's about time we stopped to look back on how we got here. As well as a thriving, young gay and lesbian community - Manchester also has a large and equally thriving community of older gay men and lesbians. We have a history as rich and varied as any other community. It deserves to be told." - Out of the closet: For the elderly, support services become an essential part of life. But if you are lesbian or gay are they responsive to your needs? - Older lesbian and gay people - forgotten no more: "Older lesbian and gay people's issues are addressed for the first time by Age Concern England in a new publication being launched today." - Mapping the gay population. - U.K. study: Older gay people feel estranged : "The study, from Nottingham Trent University, found that while a large number of older people feel left out from society, GLB senior citizens feel the difference the most. It claims that, because the gay world can be targeted at younger people, older homosexuals and bisexuals often feel isolated and alienated. A result of this alienation is a retreat from support groups and clubs that were usually a lifeline, the report found." - Older LGB People

Opening Doors: Working With Older Lesbians and Gay Men - 2001 - (London: Age Concern England): - Age Concern opens doors to first older lesbian and gay men's conference (08.03.02): "The conference called Opening Doors, will take place on Tuesday 30th April 2002 at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London SW1. It follows the publication of the charity's resource pack, 'Opening Doors – Working with older lesbians and gay men,' published last July." - Opening doors for the 'grey and gay'. Opening Doors... to the Needs of Older Lesbian, Gay Men and Bisexuals: Report on the One-Day Conference Held in London  on April 2002 (PDF Download) (PDF Download). - Frequently Asked Questions. - LGBT Caregiving: Frequently Asked Questions. - Age Concern’s work with Older Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals. - Charity targets rights for elderly gays. - Housing The Elderly Gay

Criticism of "Opening Doors: Working With Older Lesbians and Gay Men": "The fact that, unlike their non-transgender lesbian and gay male peers, most trans elders can NOT be closeted in health care settings, makes it even more imperative that efforts to educate aging and health services personnel and institutions about sexual orientation and gender identity diversity include detailed information about trans elders. Unfortunately, that transgender inclusion is in name only far too often. A good example of this “disappearing T” phenomena is a resource packet for aging services providers on LGBT issues created by Age Concern England, “Opening Doors: Working with Older Lesbians and Gay Men.” Despite its title, the Introduction states that the packet uses the term “lesbian and gay older people to encapsulate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older people.” (p. 2, emphasis added) Unfortunately, that is the only time transgender people are mentioned." - Social Care Needs Of Older Gay Men and Lesbians On Merseyside (Word 97 Download)..

Housing The Elderly Gay. - Charity targets rights for elderly gays. -  Older Gay Men: Research References (UK). - Fife Men Project: "Statistics indicate that many people who do use public sex environments are married men, or older gay men." - Age Concern launches service for gay and lesbian pensioners. - My Kind of Day: "David and Stuart live together in a stable gay relationship, but there is a measure of instability in their day-to-day lives. David was diagnosed with Lewy Body Disease (LBD) four years ago. They live in Scotland..." - Out of the closet: For the elderly, support services become an essential part of life. But if you are lesbian or gay are they responsive to your needs? - Gay community housing fears (London).

Older and wiser (Health and Community, UK: N/A, New Site for Shout Magazine): Being gay or bisexual isn't always easy. Being a gay or bisexual man and getting older brings its own difficulties. As well as coping with homophobia and heterosexism, there is also ageism from other gay men. Readers of the gay paper Boyz will have read one recent contributor's comments, stating that he didn't want to see disabled or 'old' men on the scene. His message was clear; the scene is for pretty young things with flawless skin and gym-toned bodies. Anyone who doesn't meet these standards should stay at home... Thankfully, this garbage was quickly challenged by many other readers and the paper's editor, who each declared their own right to enjoy all that the scene has to offer (all right, this was mainly in London, not rural North Yorkshire) and their preference for more mature men. However this was no lone voice, all too often older gay men don't access the scene because they have been made to feel unwelcome, or fear that  they will be treated as a curiosity, accepted as a novelty or a 'character'. There are more serious issues facing older gay men, and in time these will affect most of us."

Summer 2004 saw the appointment of our first National Development and Policy Officer with a specific brief to develop work with and for older lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. At the same time, a growing number of local and regional Age Concern initiatives for older lesbians, gay men and bisexuals have been developing around the country.

Berkshire Older Lesbian and Gay Forum. - Older Lesbians’ and Gay Men’s Forum Brighton and Hove N/A. - The Metro Project: 50+ Group is for older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People N/A. - Opening Doors in Gloucestershire N/A. - Stradivarius.

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Australia

Gay and Lesbian Ageing Issues in Australia. - For the Aunt I Never Met: "With regard to aged care for our GLBT community, not a lot has changed since Edith died. In an article in the Advertiser a few weeks age, Jo Harrison, a Ph.D. student in Lesbian gerontology at the University of South Australia, was interviewed on the invisibilisation of older gay men and lesbians. Some of these people, she says "hide their lives in the back of a drawer, putting away photos of their deceased partners and passing as never having had a partner or as having been heterosexual.In response to this article, I decided to do a little research of my own, and so spent several hours phoning local aged care facilities to get some idea of nursing staff awareness of the issue." ..."We don’t think it appropriate to ask about the sexuality of our residents, because we don’t believe that homosexuals have any special needs." ...In most of the interviews, I raised the question of how easy it is for applicants ornew residents to make known their sexual orientation, and in all cases, I was told that there is no provision on any form, or in any interview process... I spoke also with a student currently writing an honours thesis on gay men and aging, who claims that government policy is responsible not for the prevailing lack of awareness, but also for legislation which actively discriminated against us. - Discrimination and older gays: surviving aged care.

Aged Care in Australia for Gay, Lesbian Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People (PDF Download) (PDF Download). - ALSO’s queer aged care plan N/A: " THE ALSO Foundation will develop an older person’s home-based care pilot project to meet the needs of frail aged gay, lesbian and transgender people wanting to live at home." - When I'm 64: A new community initiative will address the needs of GLBT seniors.

Australian Study Looks At Older Gays: "Older gay men and lesbians living in retirement homes still experience widespread prejudice, intolerance and fear... When we outlined in our prospectus the range of facilities we planned to develop for the gay and lesbian community, the strongest response was to our plans for gay- and lesbian-specific aged cared homes and retirement villages." -  Lesbians on the Loose (Australia) N/A (Older Dyke Section N/A) - Vintage Men Incorporated (Melbourne): The Social and Support Group for Mature Gay and Bisexual Men and their Friends. - Gray Gay Guide.

From OlderDykes.org (Australia): - Listing of Recent Articles. - Archives. - Hey! Look at Me, I'm Grieving! "There are books on practically every aspect of grief except those experienced by women grieving for women. Women whose partners have died. When this happened to me I searched for something - anything - what to do, what not to do, how to cope under the weight of this sledge hammer that had flattened me to pulp. I found nothing." - Thousands of Elderly Lesbians in Poverty: "To conclude, there are lesbians who will experience the delights of a well funded retirement, but more than half of our lesbian population will experience some degree of poverty."

Towards the Recognition of GLBTI Ageing in Australian Gerontology: "Issues concerning gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) older people have been almost completely neglected in Australian gerontology. This is reflected in textual discourse, clinical and service practices, training and education, research approaches and policy development..."

The 2006 Australian Association of Gerontology Conference: "Diversity in Aging": Press release: PDF Download. Aged but not forgotten (Sidney Star Observer): PDF Download. - Aging Gays on Agenda (Sidney Star Observer): PDF Download..



Canada

Gay Seniors (Canada). - Gay Seniors, Canada news items archive. - Association des Personnes Retraités Gaies. - The Greening of the Senior Gay. - Poor, transgendered, and elderly to be protected by proposed amendments. - Caring for gay oldsters: Developer pitches retirement home plan.- Vivat plans gay/lesbian seniors housing: Research has shown that with fewer life partners and children to assist them in their later years, elderly gays and lesbians have special housing needs. - Canada plans for gay population tally. - Growing old gay in a dysfunctional community N/A. - Canada's First Gay and Lesbian Retirement Home. - Tough to be gay and aging. - Gay and lesbian seniors face health quandary: study

Comment: We - as gay people - must begin to find our elders - and to support and love them. What can I do to start this process? (as far as I know, in Canada, there is no way to find elder gay and lesbian people!) (See: French Resources) - Editorial Opinion: Gay Primetimers: "Truth be told, being 60 and being gay—hell, being past 35 and being gay—isn’t a picnic, and its all men’s fault. Just as Canadians in general don’t value aging, gay men in particular seem to have almost a phobia about older gay men. They are all but invisible in most circles and tend to school together like fish, segregating in bowling alleys and gay centre's across the land." - Homo sweet home: Xtra West takes a look at existing housing options for queer seniors.

Discrimination Threatens Elderly Gay Men's Health Care. (Alternate Link) - The marginalization of gay and lesbian seniors in elder care services. - La marginalisation des aînés gais et lesbiennes dans les services sociosanitaires aux aînés. - Older Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Transsexual Persons a report prepared for Toronto's 519 Community Centre (Word 97 Download). - Discrimination Threatens Gay Elders' Health. - Gay Elder Abuse. - Gray And Gay On Retirement Day.

Europe

Older Women's Network (Europe) (Home Page): "The OWN, Europe supporter Elizabeth Sclater has been invited to speak at the Older Women's Conference, which took place in Orvieto-Italy in February 2000. Elizabeth was there in her role of Social inclusion and Equalities Manager at the London Borough of Lewisham... In 1996 my local authority adopted six equality themes: ...Addressing the needs of lesbians and gay men - in any population at least 10% will be lesbian or gay. Often a ’hidden’ group we need to be sensitive to their needs. Particularly those of older gay men and older lesbians." - Lesbians design their old age (Gemany). - Retirement home for gay elderly (Sweden). - Netherlands: Don't Mention the Kids: Elderly Gays Find Togetherness in L.A. Ries House. - Berlin Gets First Gay Old Age Home.

Serenade Estate (Prague): Conceived to provide a dedicated retirement complex for the [European] Gay Community. The masterplan offers an affordable residential community crafted with inspired interior and landscapes of sculpted greens. It is a community where the gay lifestyle  is defined at its best and comfortable living that spell out good life. - EuroGaySeniors GLBT community. - Elderly pink living society.

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French Speaking

Debat sur Fr. Soc. Homosexualite: l'agisme (1999). - Georgette et Lucienne, ensemble depuis 37 ans. - Association des Personnes Retraités Gaies. - La personne âgée et la sexualité. - La vieillesse rose: une réalité peu visible. - Retraité... et gai! "Cela amène d'autres questions: quels sont les besoins des gais et des lesbiennes âgés et en quoi diffèrent-ils de ceux des hétéros?" - Mythes et réalités. - Les besoins des aînés roses: deux chercheurs de l'École de travail social de l'Université McGill, Bill Ryan et Shary Brotnam, viennent de mettre en marche  non pas une, mais deux études qualitatives qui s'étaleront sur trois ans et qui visent à recueillir de l'information à propos des expériences, premièrement, des aînés gais et lesbiennes et, deuxièmement, de celles des aidant(e)s qui les entourent." - Jeunes contre vieux? "'À 60 ans, j'ai réfléchi sur le traitement que notre communauté infligeait à ses personnes âgées et je me suis demandé pourquoi nos besoins demeurent autant ignorés par nos semblables. Si des  individus aux cheveux blancs ne sont pas acceptés et honorés par le milieu gai, comment la majorité hétérosexuelle serait-elle incitée à accepter que de  vieux couples gais âgés puissent vivre heureux ensemble?' soutient-elle." - Vieillesse et Homosexualité. - Vieillir est violemment tabou dans le milieu homosexuel masculin. - Apprendre et comprendre pour vieillir heureux: Le vieillissement n'est pas une défaite.

Vieillir est encore perçu comme négatif: "En effet, même si cela ne correspond pas nécessairement à la réalité, les gais âgés sont souvent perçus comme étant déprimés, seuls, rejetés de leur famille, repoussés par les jeunes gais qui les trouvent dégoûtants." - Peu de groupes gais pour les vieux. - Ce qui nous distingue des hétéros: "Retour dans la garde-robe? "Premièrement, comment trouverons-nous à nous loger si nous ne sommes  pas accepter par les communautés de retraités traditionnelles? ...Ainsi au moment où nous faisons face au vieillissement ensemble, nous ne devrions pas trop considérer "l'âge d'or" comme une période déprimante, mais plutôt nous y préparer. Et bien que la communauté gaie tout entière ait un long chemin à parcourir, il existe des gens éclairés qui se préoccupent de notre vieillesse. Donnons-leur un coup de main!"

Peu de gens savaient que Charles Trenet était homosexuel. Adieu à un excellent membre de notre communauté! "Dans ses chansons, à part la joie de vivre légendaire du chanteur, on pouvait parfois deviner sa tristesse de vieillir dans un monde homosexuel oô l'amour est lié à la jeunesse. Il aura écrit autant sur le désir d'affection que sur le triste passage des années." - "Entretien" avec Joseph Hansen: "Dave n'est pas un héros immuable, la création idéale et immortelle d'un auteur ; vous avez choisi de le faire vieillir et de rendre ce vieillissement sensible..." - Daniel Pinard, porte-parole de Gai Écoute: "Moi, si je suis gai, ce n’est évidemment pas que j’ai choisi ça ! Alors, je me suis dit que j’irais, aux jeunes, dire ça. Qu’on peut quand même s’en sortir, qu’on peut vivre, qu’on peut être heureux, qu’on peut vieillir allègrement et bien, que contrairement au mythe, quand on est homosexuel, plus on vieilli, mieux c’est."

Homos sweet homes: A Zurich, un projet de maison de retraite réservée exclusivement aux gays est à l’étude. Vision d’horreur ou refuge enchanteur? - Science et santé gaie et lesbienne: "Les thèmes discutés pour ce qui est des besoins spécifiques à la santé des hommes gais étaient : le suicide, les jeunes, l’adaptation des services sociaux et de santé pour les  hommes gais et vieillir gai... Sur le thème Vieillir gai, les participants dénoncent le peu de services disponibles actuellement à l’intention des hommes gais plus âgés. On a également souligné le manque de connaissances sur leurs besoins spécifiques en matière de santé. Par ailleurs, afin de sensibiliser les communautés à leurs besoins et à inciter les gais plus âgés à utiliser les services existants, les participants souhaitent des actions concrètes comme par exemple une campagne de marketing social sur le thème 'vieillir gai et en santé' ."

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Stereotypes / Prejudice / Intergenerational Sex / Relationships (Mostly Male Issues)

Re-establishing our Elders to Their Rightful Place in Society: "Shutting out the elderly is not only a problem in the lgbt community...Overall, I'm hoping that we come around to the notion that elderly individuals are essential for our mental and emotional well-being, and that we someday welcome their presence. If you agree, then for starters, when an older lgbt individual smiles at you as he or she is walking your way, smile back. We've rendered them invisible, and it's our job to restore them to their honorable place as our mentors and friends." - Older Gays Show Pride, Face Prejudice. - Gay Men and Aging. - Gay seniors' home. - Elderly gays and lesbians say they encounter some old prejudices. - Challenging Ageism [in the gay community] N/A.

Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual elders are a strength within our community: "Lesbian, gay, and bisexual elders are a strength within our community yet there are few, if any, positive images that accurately reflect their lives." - Old People are Gay Community's Most Feared Subgroup N/A: "I’d add another reason to the list of why older gay men and lesbians are so absent from our culture: If we are honest, getting old is dreaded by just about all of us. I’d even go as far to say that older gays are the most feared subgroup within gay America. That’s why we’ve collectively made them more  invisible than any other subgroup I can think of."

Prejudice: "Twink. Femme. Troll. Butch. What do these words have in common? They are all disparaging slurs used against different members of the gay community. The frightening part is that they are uttered by fellow members of the gay community. We don't like each other. Gay men and lesbians don't mingle, and everybody trashes drag queens. Bisexual people are looked down upon by those who are strictly gay. The sweater types find the leather types revolting. "Lipstick lesbian" is a criticism... People complain that the young gay men ignore and despise the older gay men, but the older gay men are all after the 18 year-olds. How can we expect the 18 year-olds to want older men when the older men don't even want older men?

Age before beauty: "I was standing in a bar somewhere, probably the Barn on a Wednesday night. You know, where all the younger guys hang out? Anyway, there I was and these two kids walked by (at my age, anyone under 30 is a "kid") and I heard one of them say, 'If I ever got that old, I'd kill myself.' ...The first is that gays are obsessed with youth in a way that straights aren't... I remember taking solitary walks in the twilight when I was 11, and crying. Why? Because I never wanted to become a homosexual. I made a promise to myself that I would never turn into a lonely, aging fag. I had a clear image of a rented room, a single  lightbulb, a crust of bread and me -- alone, poor and in the dark. "- Going Gray Gayfully. - Who Will Take Care of Us When We're Old? N/A - Challenging Facts: Are There Enough of Us to Take Care of Each Other?

Ageism: Age Before Rage: (QT Speaks with John Alan Lee, retired Sociology Professor and author of Getting Sex) "In a culture that celebrates youth and beauty, what happens to gay men when they grow old? Tips from a bestselling author on how to age and cruise with dignity...Where does the negative stereotype about being old and gay, come from in our culture?.. In particular, gay people are less valued, because the gay culture puts a tremendous emphasis on physical surfaces and beauty - everything from hair styles to clothing styles. And that includes the youthful appearance, the smooth skin, the high energy... What a fiasco! I try to do this story about how fags spend so much time trying look good and stay young, and I end up with this tale of how the gay seniors are ignored by youth culture. All I have to say is, I hope I die before I get old. Well not really. I mean, now I'm 30..."

Aging gracefully and gayfully N/A - by Buz Hermes (The Slant, Nov. 2001): "Homophobia is not the only challenge we have had to face as older lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender adults. In addition, ageism contributes to our isolation. The combination of fearing judgment or discrimination because of our sexual orientation and fearing rejection by the gay community because of our age makes it difficult for many of us to seek the support that we may need as we grow older and to participate in many social opportunities... We are addressing those fears with Community Connections. Community Connections is a program offered by Spectrum Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns for the North Bay's older GLBT adults.

Creating a New Gay Culture: Balancing Fidelity & Freedom  (G. Rotello): "One result is the cult of the gym. A much less healthy response is the fear that some gay men report when they contemplate growing older, sometimes resulting in a subconscious feeling that they might as well live fast and die young. What is so ironic about this is that it does not conform with what many older gay men report about their lives. Many researchers argue that older gay men tend to be happier and better adjusted than their heterosexual peers, largely because they have spent their lives learning how to be self-sufficient. But the vibrancy of gay seniors is one of the gay community's best-kept secrets -- even from itself."

Edmund White Interview #1: "Maybe that French discretion and sexual sophistication I mentioned earlier rubbed off on my expatriate, Austin. I think that older gay men are rejected by the ordinary gay community, if not as friends at least as partners, so older men (like Austin, or me) learn to look for love in strange places, and not demand that things be ideal." - Edmund White Interview #2: Several doctors have said to me that the biggest problem is convincing young people that there is life after 40. If you say you're going to be dead by 40, they say, 'So what? There's no gay life after 40, anyway.' Especially in France, but even here. You can easily be a gay in his 20s and never meet a gay over 40 because you don't see them in the bars. They don't go out, they're not part of your world, and if you do see them, you consider them pathetic."

Last Ones to the Party by (the late) Marvin Liebman: "The advances made by the lesbian and gay community in the past twenty-five years - and the resistance it has encountered in the political arena - have made it both easier and more urgent for people of all ages to affirm their sexualities. In so doing, the older folks are desperate to make up for their lost years in the closet. They want to begin to become part of our community - not so much in the bars and dance halls where they are unwelcome, and certainly not hitting on young men or women with the assurance of rejection. But, they are desperate to participate and take a stand with their brothers and sisters  and to do it together with them. Those of us interested in a truly inclusive lesbian and gay community need to think about how hospitable whatever their own part of that community really is. Older gays and lesbians are ready to come out. Each of must create a way of welcoming and nurturing and loving the older people in our midst. They can learn from the young people, and the younger members of our community can certainly learn from them. Over recent years, there has been a lot of talk about "outing" homosexuals, and many have been "outed". Let us give those who come out voluntarily a place to come out to.

Forever Young: "The age of 40 is often looked at as a turning point in people's lives. To some, it's an age that kind of signals an end to youth. Well, the truth of the matter is that 40 is indeed a turning point-but a positive turning point. At least that is what Francisco Negrete, a 39-year-old gay Chicano from Los Angeles, believes. He's looking forward to turning the big 4-0 with great anticipation... What's it like to come out so late in life? Frank says that there are certainly some challenges-one of the biggest of which is finding other gay Latinos his same age. There are few places that he knows of (other than the clubs and the general gay Latino scene) where he can go to meet other men his age. Sometimes, it's frustrating for him to realize that he's "too old" to be able to attend events being held for younger gay Latinos.... Another observation Frank has made about people his age is that most of them are HIV positive. He says, "Of the men that I do know who are over 30, probably more than half have this disease."

Experience, A Big Gap to Fill (1/28/2002) N/A: "Over the past couple of years, the gay press nationwide has "discovered" the phenomenon of the Gay Generation Gap... Similarities, it seems, are stronger than differences. Over the course of one evening, I witnessed the deconstruction of the Gay Generation Gap. Oh, I’m aware of real sociological differences between the generations. But people are more than just their orientations and the sums of their experiences. That is, some older gay men might disrespect young gay men enough to see them just as sexual playthings. And many younger gay men might not appreciate the struggles and efforts of those that came before them; particularly if they are largely unaware of the difficulties gays found in the country in the past... There may be a very real Gay Generation Gap. Only, all it might take to bridge the gap is to extend a hand to the other side. Maybe that’s what the press can focus on in 2002.

Aging Disgracefully: The Problem With Older Gay Men (Part 1): "Older gay men and younger gay men rarely talk to each other... I went through my entire twenties without a single friendship with an older man. I felt manipulated by them.  There were only two kinds of older men, as far as I was concerned: Those who made a pass at you and those who didn’t... Now that I’m over 40, I’ve had to come face to face with my own questionable behavior with younger guys... (Part 2 N/A) There are plenty of young guys who want the sexual company of older men. But the majority don't. What they  want is friendship, guidance, advice and support. And too often, men like me use these potential gifts as a lure for sexual conquest. In gay life, the line between sex and friendship is thin, transparent and constantly moving... There is always something wrong when you sacrifice friendship for momentary pleasure. There is always something wrong with using experience and power to exploit youth and vulnerability. I had a responsibility to redefine what it means to be an older gay man and I failed miserably." - Older men, younger boys, or visa versa? (Alternate Link)"The old stereotypes of Dirty Old Man  and Exploited Youth are fast being done  away with. Here's a hard, critical look at gay intergenerational relationships.everybody knows that some older guys chase after young men. But these days, a surprising number of younger guys - of legal age ofcourse - are lusting after older - and sometimes much older - men." - The Experienced World of Young Gay Men who are Attracted to Older Men - A Phenomenological Study. (Alternate link with link to complete study in Finnish.)

Gay Kids in the Real World (by Steve Silberman):  "Almost every one of the boys I interviewed for my article informed me that they were regularly propositioned by older men on AOL. At first, when I asked them what they thought of that, they'd wrinkle up their noses and say things like, "Gross."  Then, often, later in the conversation, if the trust level got high enough, a teenager might admit to me that he himself had met an older boy or man online, and saw him in real life. Sometimes the two became friends. Sometimes they had sex. Sometimes meeting offline had turned out to be an uncomfortable experience, but sometimes the young man perceived it in a positive light - an introduction to a larger circle of friends, or an entree to the wider gay world. For some of these highly intelligent, articulate young men, an offline rendezvous with an older male was a risk that had turned out to be worth it... The truth is, gay teenagers and older gay men have always found ways to meet, despite every law against it. Those interactions, fraught with risk on every side, comprise a kind of initiatory process for young gay men..."

Gay City crosses The Great Age Divide in public forum: "The forum revealed how often Gay men make mistaken assumptions about each other, based on our own life experiences, misinterpreting the  intentions and behaviors of other Gay men older or younger than ourselves. The discussions revealed how we often mistakenly project our own personal assumptions and stereotypes onto one another, and fail to understand the experiences of Gay men  from another generation... Gay City forum "The Great Age Divide" didn't solve the problem of intergenerational misunderstanding and conflict, or answer the questions of where we go from here... Generalizing from the trend of the comments from the audience, younger Gay men tended to view older Gay men as bitter, angry, frightened of their sexuality, and sexually exploitative of younger Gay men... On the other hand, older Gay men tended to view the younger generation of Gay men as reckless,  misinformed, superficial, sometimes cruel, and sexually exploitative... Many people expressed the desire of a Gay community where we relate to one another not as sex objects, but find some deeper ground for encountering and enjoying each other, while some folk felt that sexual objectification of Gay men was entirely appropriate and to be expected."

Intergeneration Issues For Gay Asian Males: The Truth About GAM: "The pursuit of a white boyfriend is so intense that many gay Asian men would sooner date a much older white male partner than another Asian.  Asian and Friends and the Long Yang Club are both social organizations with numerous chapters around the world that are designed for Asian men to meet Caucasian partners.  I had attended some of their events in cities from Sydney to New York, and all I saw were 50-something white guys with their 20-something Asian boyfriends." - Gay Asian Pride: "Based on my personal experience and talking to friends, I have found that most "Asian admirers" (or "Rice Queens" as they are known in the community) are always older than their Asian "boyfriends." ...While perusing the gay bookstore, I noticed a porn magazine with only Asian male models. However, unlike Caucasian porn magazines, these Asian men obviously appeared to be in their teens with very effeminate bodies."

I Hate Older Men: "As the post-Stonewall generation ages, many gay men are embracing the pederast within... Mainstream gay culture dresses up its kiddie porn in a pretense of serving teens... Not all boy chasers are predatory. Some use emotions as their bait, and offer the nurturance that the boy's parents neglected to provide. Sometimes this exchange is genuine, but often it's just another  technique. Sex is the point—and most deprived boys will provide it because it validates their existence." - Open Response Letter:  "The title of your article sets the tone, and your comment "After all, gay men want to be where the boys are" is really quite unfair. (It is especially unfair to older gay men who have been in years-long, monogamous relationships, the ranks of which you apparently wish to join. Yes, I did taste the irony at the end of your piece.) You see, from a reader's perspective, your article advances the stereotype of: "Older men who are well-to-do, and young men who aren't doing too well." I'm not saying that it doesn't happen, but it certainly represents a minor fraction of the gay population. You seem to be trying to make it the norm." - Related Commentary. - Opinion: Not tolerating the intolerable.

Gay City’s Over 40’s project asks the tough questions: "The first question the panelists explored was,  'What are some of the changes that can be expected as Gay men move into their 40’s?' McKay, who just turned 60 this year, said that as he moved from his 40’s to 50’s he suffered from a fear of death, many sleepless nights, and was deeply depressed that his spiritual faith seemed to be failing him. "I was terrified of older men because of my own fear of growing old and dying," he recalled... The next question dealt with how younger Gay men often treat older Gay men: 'In our 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, we’re supposed to just go away. We’re not supposed to be at the sex clubs or bath houses. How do we approach these problems of the stereotypes that are  used against us?'"

From White Crane Journal's - ContentsSpecial Spring 1998 Feature Section: AGING & Gay Men's Relationships. - Truth and Desire: What do gay men really want?

Reflections on Cross-Generational Relationships.- Confessions of a Geezer Queen.Other articles: Daddy & Son? The Complex Web of Younger/Older Relationship. - Daddy... Boy.

Search GLBTQ: The Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Culture. - Search BGLAD. - Search the QRD. - Search all GLBT Resource Directories. - Search Google.com. - Search Google Scholar. - Search Google's G:LBT Directory. - MSN Search. - Search findarticles.com: many full text articles and papers.

Academic Searches: Search IngentaConnect: The most comprehensive collection of academic and professional publications. - Search Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online. - Search JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive. - Search The National Library of Medicine.

Internet Resources

Resources: - IGAINS'S Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Aging Online Resources. - Recommended Resources. - Outward"s Survey of Resources on LGBT Aging. - Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Seniors Information. - Sage Internet Resources. - Older Gay Men: Research References. - Social Issues - the isms Resources. - OutSmart Magazine: Special Issue on GLBT Aging. - Age Concern: Information & Advice for Older lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. - Ace.org.uk's web sources. - The Apollo Network: This is an information site for older gay men as well as younger gay men who like mature gay men. - Free publications are available from Age Concern (UK).

Resources: - Gay and Lesbian Health Victoris: Aging Resources. - Inter~Section Melbourne (sexual minority and gay, lesbian, transgender and HIV/AIDS ageing issues): 2006 and 2007 Updates. - Gay & Lesbian Aging Research Project (McGill University). - Gay and Lesbian Ageing Issues in Australia: Jo Harrison's Web Page. - LGBT Aging: Steven David Web Site. - APA: Aging and Human Sexuality Resource Guide. - Inter~Section Melbourne: Gay & Lesbian Aging Issues. - GayLawMet Aging Issues Links. - LGBT Aging Project. - The ALSO Foundation. - trans-health.com: Resources for Trans Elderly

Resources: - Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society. - Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network. - Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC). - Golden Threads. - Classic Dykes. - Lavender Seniors of the East Bay. - Prime Timers WorldWide. - Prime Timers of the Desert. - Prime Timer Toronto. - Caffmos. - Transgender Aging Network. Gray Gay: For mature gay men and their admirers. - Temenos GLBT Senior's Resources. - Senior Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE). - Gay Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons (GLARP). - Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH). - Bobbi's writings about bisexuality

Resource Links: - Pridelinks.com's "seniors" listing. - Search the QRD. (Alternate Link) - Gayscape. - Search Google.com - Search findarticles.com: many full text articles and papers. - - Google Directory: GLB Elders. - Google Directory: GLB Elder Organizations. - Open Directory: GLBT Elders.

Bibliographies

Bibliography from lesbianinformationservice.org. - Woolf"s References and Suggested Readings. - Outward's Book Listing. - Classic Dykes Bibliography. - Older Gay Men: Research References (UK). - SIECUS: Sexuality In Middle And Later Life Bibliography. - GLBT Aging: Suggested Reading. - Michael Flood's Bibliography: Men, mid-life and ageing. - Gay Widows: The Journal Literature. - CAPS' Elderly/AIDS/HIV Bibliography. - Mental Health Issues of Particular Groups: Gay and Lesbian Seniors. - APA Bibliography on Gay/Lesbian Aging. - The Intersections of Age, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Social Class and Sexual Orientation (Word 97 Download). - Lesbian Aging Bibliography. - Disability, Sexuality and Aging. - LGBT Aging Bibliography (APA: Word 97 Document). - Aging and Sexual Orientation Bibliography - Updated (Word Download). - Trans-Health.com: Aging in Transgender People: An Annotated Bibliography. - Aging in Transgender People: An Annotated Bibliography. - LGBT Aging Articles. - Amazon's GLBT Aging Books.

Finalists for the annual Lambda Literary Awards: 2007, 2006 (Winners), 2005 (Winners & Nominees, Must Scroll), 2004 (Winners & Nominees), 2003 (Winners & Nominees), 2002 (Winners & Nominees, Must Scroll), 2001 (Winners & Nominees, Must Scroll), 2000 (Winners) (Winners & Nominees, Must Scroll), Must Scroll), 1999 (Winners & Nominees) (Winners & Nominees, Must Scroll), 1998 (Winners & Nominees, Must Scroll), 1997 (Winners & Nominees, Must Scroll), 1996 (Winners & Nomineesl), 1992-1995 (Winners & Nominees), 1988-1991 (Winners & Nominees). Categories: Anthology - Arts & Culture - Bisexual - Childrens/Young Adult - Drama/Theater - Humor - LGBT Nonfiction - LGBT Studies - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror - Spirituality - Transgender -- Lesbian Fiction - Lesbian Romance - Lesbian Mystery - Lesbian Poetry - Lesbian Memoir/Biography - Lesbian Erotica - Lesbian Debut Fiction -- Gay Fiction - Gay Romance - Gay Mystery - Gay Poetry - Gay Memoir/Biography - Gay Erotica - Debut Gay Fiction.

Lambda Literary Award (Wikipedia): "Lambda Literary Awards (also known as "Lammies") are awarded yearly by the US-based Lambda Literary Foundation to published works which celebrate or explore LGBT themes." Winners from 2002 to 2005 are listed. - Lambda Literary Award Nominees And Winners - Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: 1989-2002.

Abstracts: - Gay and Lesbian Aging: Current Perspectives and Future Directions for Social Work Practice and Research. - Issues confronting lesbian and gay elders: the challenge for health and human services providers. - The health and social service needs of gay and lesbian elders and their families in Canada. - The older homosexual: current concepts of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older Americans. - Aspects of mental health among older lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. - Gay and lesbian perceptions of discrimination in retirement care facilities. - Caregiving and post-caregiving experiences of midlife and older gay men and lesbians. - Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Aging into the Twenty-First Century: An Overview and Introduction.

Abstracts: - Social Support Networks of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults 60 Years of Age and Older. - Understanding the lives of older gay people. - Who's afraid of growing old? Gay and lesbian perceptions of aging. - The process of losing and regaining credibility when coming-out at midlife. - Attitudes on end-of-life care and advance care planning in the lesbian and gay community. - Providing aged care services for the gay and lesbian community. - Crone Songs: Voices of Lesbian Elders on Aging in a Rural Environment. - Pride or Prejudice? Gay Men, Lesbians and Dementia. - Bisexuals at Midlife: Commitment, Salience, and Identity.

Abstracts: - Gay grows up:an interpretive study on aging metaphors and queer identity. - The adult life course and homosexual identity in midlife gay men. - Resistance and Resilience: The Untold Story of Gay Men Aging with Chronic Illness. - Triple jeopardy: Targeting older men of color who have sex with men.  - Racial disparities in sexual risk behaviors and drug use among older gay/bisexual and heterosexual men living with HIV/AIDS. - Perceived barriers to social support from family and friends among older adults with HIV/AIDS. - Components of Internalized Homophobia, Self-Disclosure of Sexual Orientation to Physician, and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Completion in Older Gay Men. - Becoming the Men We're Ceasing to Be: A Gay Agenda for Aging in a Youth Culture.

Abstracts: - Elderly women, invisible lesbians. - Community building with aging and old lesbians. - Looking back . . . looking forward: addressing the lives of lesbians 55 and older. - When a partner dies: lesbian widows. - Configurations of informal social support among older lesbians.

Book Listing (Abstracts / Reviews)

Books: Are You Ready? The Gay Man's Guide to Thriving at Midlife - 1999 - by Rik Isensee (Short Review) (Advocate Review). - Golden Men: The Power of Gay Midlife - 2000 - by Harold Kooden, with Charles Flowers  (Excerpt) (Interview with Author) (Review)  (Excerpt: Tools for the Journey of Gay Aging) - Gay men and aging - 1997 - edited by Lester Brown (Abstract). - Gay Men at Midlife: Age before Beauty - 2001 - edited by Alan L. Ellis (12 Sample Pages). - The GMHC Complete Guide to Gay Men's Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being: Men Like Us - 2000 - by Daniel Wolfe (Topics related to middle and later life include ageism, AIDS and older men, and the prostate) (Press Release) (Amazon.com Reference) (Abstract). - Reeling in the Years: Gay Men's Perspectives on Age and Ageism - 2004 - by Tim Bergling (Can older gay men really be friends with younger gay men?) (Related Information) (Related Article) (Review: PDF Download) (Review) (Amazon). - The Gay Man's Guide To Grown Older - 2002 - by John Lockhart (Interview With Author). - Sociological Analysis of Aging: The Gay Male Perspective - 2003 - by J. Michael Cruz. - Village Elders - by Penny Coleman.

Books: Quiet Fire: Memoirs of Older Gay Men.- 1985 - edited by Keith Vacha (Reference made in Bob Basker: An Activist's Life: A Founding Father of the Midwest) (Amazon). - Cohler, B.J., & Hostetler, A. J. "Understanding intimacy in the lives of older gay men: Cohort, sexual lifeway and life-story" by BJ Cohler & AJ Hosteller. In: Challenges of the third age: Meaning and purpose in later life.- 2001 - edited by S. Weiss & S.A. Bass. - Social Services for Senior Gay Men and Lesbians (Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 2-1) edited by Jean K. Quam. - The Changing of the Guard: Lesbian and Gay Elders, Identity, and Social Change - 2003 - by Dana Rosenfeld: Chapter 1 - Introduction: The Distinctiveness of Lesbian and Gay Elders (PDF Download) (Amazon.com Reference). - Gay and Lesbian Aging: Research and Future Directions - 2004 - edited by Gilbert Herdt, Brian, De Vries. 

Books: The Beauty of Men - 1996 - by Andrew Holleran (Review) (Interview). - Gay and Gray: The Older Homosexual Man, Second Edition - 1996 - by Raymond M. Berger (Table of Contents) (Amazon.com Reference). - Quincunx - by P.H. Colley. - Gay Money: Your Personal Guide to Same-Sex Strategies for Financial Security, Strength, and Success - 1997 - by Per Larson  (Review) (Amazon.com Reference). - Village Elders - 2000 - by Penny Coleman (Review). - Midlife and Aging in Gay America - 2002 - by  D. C. Kimmel & D. L. Martin (Review). - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives - 2006 - edited by Douglas Kimmel Tara Rose, Steven David (Abstract). - Michael Tolliver Lives: A Novel - 2007 - by Armistead Maupin (Related Article) (Related Article). 

Books: The Lesbian Family Life Cycle - 1991 - by Suzanne Slater (Chapters include "The Middle Years" and "Lesbian Couples over 65") (Abstract) (Table of Contents) - Midlife Lesbian Relationships: Friends, Lovers, Children, and Parents - 2000 - edited by Marcy R. Adelman (Review) (Review)  (Amazon.com Reference) (Table of Contents). - Long Time Passing: Lives of older lesbians - 1986 - by Marcy Adelman, Ph.D. - Old Dyke Tales - 1984, 1988 - Short Stories - by Lee Lynch (Related Information). - Lesbians at Midlife: The Creative Transition - edited by Barbara Sang, Joyce Warshow, and Adrienne Smith. (One Part online: Desire Perfected: Sex After Forty) - Women Who Love Sex: An Inquiry into the Expanding Spirit of Women’s Erotic Experience - 1999 -  by Gina Ogden (Review) - Gay Old Girls by Zsa Zsa Gershick (Table of Content,  Excerpts, 8 pages) (Abstract) (Related Information). - Dyke Life: From Growing Up To Growing Old, A Celebration Of The Lesbian Experience - 1996 - edited by Karla Jay (Table of Contents) (Amazon).

Search the QRD. - Gayscape. - Search Google.com - Search findarticles.com: many full text articles and papers. - Google Directory: Elders.

Search GLBTQ: The Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Culture. - Search BGLAD. - Search the QRD. - Search all GLBT Resource Directories. - Search Google.com. - Search Google Scholar. - Search Google's G:LBT Directory. - MSN Search. - Search findarticles.com: many full text articles and papers.

Academic Searches: Search IngentaConnect: The most comprehensive collection of academic and professional publications. - Search Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online. - Search JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive. - Search The National Library of Medicine.

Search all GLBT Resource Directories. - The "Proteus" Super-Search System is recommended (See also Proteus Original). - Best Search Engine on Proteus is: Google!  If you are searching for a string of word together, such as a title, forget not to place what is sought in quotation marks. Example: "Death by Denial". - Bing Search by MSN is also a good search engine. For all types of search engines, see Wikipedia listing. - Search the QRD.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  The development of these GLBT information web pages were made possible through the collaboration of Richard Ramsay (Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary) and Pierre Tremblay (independent researcher, writer, and GLBT children and youth advocate) who both recognize that often needed social changes occur as the result of knowledge availability and dissemination. Additional Information at: Warning, Acknowledgments, Authors.

These GLBTQ Info-Pages were located at the University of Southampton from 2000 to 2003, this being the result of a collaboration with Dr. Chris Bagley, Department of Social Work Studies, University of Southampton.

Graphics are compliments of Websight West. The Synergy Centre donated computer/Internet time to facilitate the construction of this GLBT information site. Both are owned by a Chris Hooymans, a friend, and former publisher of a gay & lesbian magazine in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Chris continues to offer his expertise whenever needed and he has supplied, free of charge to 2011, the hosting of the site - Youth Suicide Problems: A Gay / Bisexual Male Focus - where a smaller - GLBTQ Education Section - and the Internet Resource Page for this subject (http://www.youth-suicide.com/gay-bisexual/links9a.htm) is located.

Many thanks to Wendy Stephens from The Department of Communications Media, University of Calgary.  She communicated with publishers of many academic journals (an ongoing time-consuming process) for permission to reproduce abstracts from papers and studies on these GLBT information web pages.

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The information made available on this web page does not represent all the relevant information available on the Internet, nor in professional journals and in other publications.

This web page was constructed to supply a spectrum of information for individuals seeking to understand one or more of the many gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender issues. Additional Information at: Warning, Acknowledgments, Authors.


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