Gay and Lesbian Aging: Research and Future Directions
Gilbert Herdt, PhD, Brian De Vries, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, Nov 17, 2003 - Social Science - 320 pages
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:
Contributors include Judith Barker, Jacqueline Weinstock, Bertram Cohler, and Doug Kimmel, among others.