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May 2014

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posted 05.08.2014
Editor’s note: The author of this article has requested anonymity. 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? I look at a 60-year-old man with curly gray hair and somewhat tired blue eyes... Read More
posted 05.08.2014
By Kelley Reinsmith-Jones 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. Likewise, religious practices and spiritual pursuits have been found very beneficial in helping this... Read More
posted 05.08.2014
By Maria C. Hernandez-Peck I am grateful to have been asked to serve as guest editor for our collection of blog posts on transgender elders. Since 1987 when I developed a class on GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) issues for social workers and counselors at the School of Social Work... Read More
posted 05.08.2014
By Lake Dziengel 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... Read More
posted 05.08.2014
By Helen Bonser On March 11, 2014, Helen Bonser, founding parent of PFLAG Spokane and long-time supporter of transgender individuals, spoke with Michelle Burdick following a PFLAG meeting in Spokane, Wash. Burdick relates common issues in aging as a transgender individual: a lack of needed... Read More
posted 05.08.2014
Editor’s note: Rose shared these thoughts on April 18, 2014, in a two-hour interview. Then she highlighted what she felt were the most salient points in a written document submitted several days later. Rose feels she has many female traits: little body hair, no chest hair, a small head. She... Read More

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