Sofia. Age: 27.
McDougall helps sensitize us to issues of the homosexual aged, not only their stigmatized existence, but also their remarkable strengths and special needs. Being old and being gay may seem like an overwhelming task to accomplish, since aging has its share of emotional challenges and concerns. Ten years ago Dawson estimated up to 3. A more conservative estimate of 1.
Sofia. Age: 26.
Why it's never too late to be a lesbian
This article addresses the history of lesbianism in the United States. Unless otherwise noted, the members of same-sex female couples discussed here are not known to be lesbian rather than, for example, bisexualbut they are mentioned as part of discussing the practice of lesbianism—that is, same-sex female sexual and romantic behavior. Laws against lesbian sexual activity were suggested but usually not created or enforced in early American history. InJohn Cotton proposed a law for Massachusetts Bay making sex between two women or two men a capital offense, but the law was not enacted.
Naomi. Age: 22.
History of lesbianism in the United States
But old fears rush in when he recalls visiting a gay friend in a senior facility. Feeling shunned by other residents, the man took his meals alone. Gay and lesbian baby boomers have seen extraordinary gains in social acceptance during their adult lives — especially in Massachusetts, the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. Yet now, as they look ahead to old age, long-buried fears of isolation and discrimination are resurfacing.
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