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LGBTQ Aging

Monthly Archive (LGBTQ Aging)

posted 09.21.2018
LGBT older people are twice as likely to be single and live alone and four times less likely to have children. Read More
posted 06.25.2018
Sexual orientation relates to socioeconomic status, and the differences in this status directly impact the health and healthy aging trajectories of LGBT elders. Read More
posted 06.14.2018
An unbefriended LGBT elder could end up with a guardian with whom the elder has no prior personal connection, and who may have little to no LGBT cultural competency or interest in protecting the elder’s LGBT identity and relationships. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Across the country, budget shortfalls have put pressure on state Medicaid programs that pro­vide most publicly funded long-term service and supports. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
It is important to note, air pollution can trigger COPD and asthma and increase the risk of heart attack in older adults, especially those who are diabetic or obese. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Growing levels of inequality are bad news for older adults. Elder poverty rates are already high and growing—even while some smaller groups of older adults continue to do well financially. Read More
posted 02.28.2018
How one gerontologist’s way of thinking shifted parallel to changes in feminist philosophy and its embrace of intersectionality. Read More
posted 02.28.2018
Intersecting inequalities influence how we age, through dimensions such as income and health. Read More
posted 02.22.2018
The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society. Read More
posted 02.02.2018
Following the Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage equality decision, many LGBT elders dared to believe that they could live out the remainder of their days in dignity, as full and equal citizens. Read More

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