Gay and Lesbian Aging by Gilbert Herdt; Brian De Vries

cover of the book Gay and Lesbian AgingGay and Lesbian Aging by Gilbert Herdt; Brian De Vries
Genre: Anthology – Nonfiction; Health
Copyright Year: 2004
Published: 2003
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Editor: Gilbert Herdt; Brian De Vries
Format: Hardcover
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No. of Pages: 320
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ISBN: 9780826122346
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The year 2003 marks 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 this population and emphasizes the need for more research on aging sexual minorities. Based on empirical and qualitative research methods, chapters focus on the myriad issues of aging for lesbians and gay men including: Social and Cultural Considerations about HIV Among Midlife and Older Gay Men Psychological Well-Being in Midlife Older Gay Men Well-Being Among Middle-Aged and Older Single Gay Men Lesbian Friendships at and Beyond Midlife Contributors include Judith Barker, Jacqueline Weinstock, Bertram Cohler, and Doug Kimmel, among others. [a research conference at San Francisco State University . . . in October 2001, entitled ‘Development, aging and well-being: a research agenda for the 21st century’]
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