Brooklynn. Age: 30.
South Florida is a magnet for retirees - gay and straight - with its top-rated beaches, endless entertainment choices and diverse population. Luxury apartment complexes, assisted-living facilities and nursing homes generally welcome pink dollars. While The Herbs are confident that they will never have to move into a retirement home, many gay seniors are less financially secure, with high poverty rates among a community that has faced decades of discrimination.
Katherine. Age: 32.
Life in rural Wales as a gay couple: Then and now
For more than 15 years, my scholarly interest has been in collecting and interpreting personal histories of gay men in Australia and in other English-speaking countries including Hong Kong, India, England, New Zealand, and the USA. Long before I began this, my interest in personal histories evolved from the many years I spent meeting and speaking with gay men in bars and clubs and during fleeting or long-term intimate relationships. Reality does not always match the stuff of dreams and while for some coming out can be a wrench, for others it can be an easy transition, depending on their social situation. Generational identity and ageing are strong themes in my work.
Veda. Age: 20.
An Artist Photographs His Trysts With Older Men
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Older Australia at a glance. AGE Canberra: AIHW.
Purpose: This article reports the findings of a study, undertaken inwhose purpose was to gather information about the experiences and realities of gay and lesbian seniors and their families from across Canada in accessing a broad range of health and social services in the community, and to examine the role of health care and social service organizations in shaping access and service delivery. Design and Methods: This study used a qualitative exploratory design based on focus group interviews. Perspectives of older gay men and lesbians and their families involved in organizations addressing these issues, as well as professionals from both gay and lesbian health organizations and mainstream elder care organizations were sought. Results: Specific reference was made to the impact of discrimination on the health and access to health services of these populations.