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April 2016

Monthly Archive (LGBTQ Aging)

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By Mandy Weirich This blog post is dedicated to my first cousin, Ricky Smith, whose beautiful smile and laughter could light up any room. Ricky died from AIDS in 1994 at age 30. In 2011, I went back to school to get my master’s degree in Social Work. At the time I was working in adult... Read More
By James R. Carter Before I start this blog post, I have to say I hit the job lottery. In an academic world rife with stories on the angst of the academic job search, I found a job with relative ease at an institution that values not only my work, but also my identity. I am an out gay man, and I... Read More
By Mary McCall This commentary addresses the approach to LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex) aging studies from the perspective of integrating aging into LGBT studies, rather than thinking about how to integrate LGBTQI issues into gerontology courses. About... Read More
By Nikki DiGregorio and Jennifer Zorotovich For higher education teachers, the search for more effective methods of educating students is continuous. This is especially true when integrating sensitive topics, such as aging issues in marginalized populations. Gender and sexual minorities face... Read More
By Jeanne Sokolec The social determinants of health are commonly accepted as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age—circumstances shaped by the distribution of money, power, privilege and resources. This definition affects the well-being of marginalized persons... Read More
By Michael P. Dentato & Holly Deni A quick Google search shows that more than 50 U.S. institutions of higher learning now offer lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) studies courses, minors or majors. There are more than 100 colleges and universities that host LGBTQ student... Read More
For professionals in the field of aging, online courses can be an engaging and convenient way to learn new information and brush up on old skills. And the summertime is a great time to enroll in one of the online courses offered by ASA and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Because... Read More

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