Relying on others for health care as a result of failing health is a profoundly frightening experience for most seniors. This means addressing ageism within the gay and lesbian community so that space can be opened for gay and lesbian elders to identify themselves and participate as equals in change efforts. Because of the length of time that elderly gay men and lesbians have been managing stigma, health care professionals should be particularly concerned about potential effects on their health status. Also, this study supported building partnerships between key stakeholders to facilitate development of a large national study on access and equity among gay and lesbian elders and their families. This is a referenced overview list of notable gaylesbian or bisexual people, who have either been open about their sexuality or for which reliable sources exist.
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Outward Explainer: What’s With Lesbians and Subarus?
Participants engaged, with investigators, in a tape-recorded group discussion of approximately 2 hr. A List of gay, lesbian or bisexual people: This is a referenced overview list of notable gaylesbian or bisexual people, who have either been open about their sexuality or for which reliable sources exist. Feedback suggested that the themes emerging and quotes identified to justify these themes were accurate. Historical experiences of victimization have led many older lesbians and gay men to develop skills that keep them safe from or help them deal with all kinds of hostile environments.
Sexual orientationAgingHealth careAccessLong-term care. It has been well documented that gays and lesbians of all ages face considerable discrimination in health and social service systems. First, although participants from the mainstream elder care sector might have had little familiarity with the issue, these individuals had at least recognized that the issue of accessibility was an important and often ignored issue that needed to be addressed. For gay and lesbian communities that have been willing to develop and offer services to senior members, one important challenge for them has been to access these older members and to entice them to come out and participate in various activities. Famous people who are simply rumored to be gay, lesbian or bisexual, are not listed. Finally, a brief discussion on possible cohort differences between the current population of gay and lesbian elders and those who will be coming of age over the next 15—20 years is warranted in the current context. Relying on others for health care as a result of failing health is a profoundly frightening experience for most seniors.