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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives
     

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives

by Douglas Kimmel
 

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of subjects and provides a comprehensive knowledge base

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of subjects and provides a comprehensive knowledge base for practitioners, students, and researchers.

Contributors address topics such as sexuality, relationships, legal issues, retirement planning, physical and mental health, substance abuse, community needs, gay and lesbian grandparents, and a model agency dedicated to delivering services to the senior LGBT population. Their writing takes a gay-affirmative approach that focuses on resilience, coping, and successful adaptation to aging and is sensitive to the importance of historical oppression in the lives of older members of sexual minorities. The authors also pay close attention to ethnic and cultural issues and identify where further research is needed.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging is a groundbreaking collection of some of the most significant voices in this area of research today. Gerontologists and those who serve the LGBT community are in great need of the information contained in this singular and definitive resource.

Editorial Reviews

PsycCRITIQUES - Joseph A. Micucci
This important book must be commended... It should be required reading.

Sexuality & Disability - John W. DenBoer
This book should be read.

The Gerontologist - Edward H. Thompson
This book ought to be in all college libraries... [and] on the bookshelves of medical clinics and social service organizations that work with older adults.

PsycCRITIQUES
This important book must be commended... It should be required reading.

— Joseph A. Micucci

Sexuality & Disability
This book should be read.

— John W. DenBoer

The Gerontologist
This book ought to be in all college libraries... [and] on the bookshelves of medical clinics and social service organizations that work with older adults.

— Edward H. Thompson, Jr.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231509855
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/22/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
2 MB

What People are Saying About This

Margaret Gatz
This volume fills a unique gap. Gerontologists seldom focus on special concerns of gay and lesbian older adults, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging organizations rarely address issues of aging, and the mental health field has demonstrated an ability to marginalize both aging and homosexuality. This book lays out the state of knowledge with respect to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging—physical health, sexuality, family ties, victimization, and legal and financial concerns. The references at the end of individual chapters and the bibliographical material at the end of the book provide an invaluable resource. For any gerontologist intrigued by the interplay of historical changes and individual aging, it is difficult to imagine a more powerful example than Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging. Evolution of attitudes toward homosexuality, the emergence of HIV/AIDS, and legal protections beginning to be afforded to same-sex relationships are all part of the changing world that has shaped and been shaped by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals who are now old.

Meet the Author

Douglas Kimmel is professor emeritus at City College of the City University of New York. He is the coeditor (with Linda Garnets) of Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Experiences and author of the classic text, Adulthood and Aging.

Tara Rose is a research assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. She conducts and consults on longitudinal outcome studies and program evaluations in system of care communities and agencies. She is also interested in the empirical validation of services to LGBT elders.

Steven David is a post-doctoral fellow in the department of Geriatric Psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital. He has coauthored articles in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and other publications.

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