Gay and Lesbian Aging: Research and Future Directions
November 17th, 2003
ISBN 0826122345 (ISBN13: 9780826122346)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.
Retire Secure! for Same-Sex Couples
May 10th, 2014
ISBN 099035881X (ISBN13: 9780990358817)
There were two gay couples with identical financial resources. They each had the same amount of money, identical investments, identical taxes, and identical earnings history for social security purposes. The first couple didn't do any planning. The second gay couple followed the advice offered in Retire Secure for Same Sex Couples. Doing reasonable projections, the first couple runs out of money in 28 years while the second couple has $1.4 million dollars and their portfolio continues to increase. What was the difference? The first couple never got married, started social security at 62, didn't make any Roth IRA conversions, and didn't use key IRA and retirement plan estate planning strategies.
Gay Men at Midlife: Age Before Beauty
January 9th, 2014
Those of us in our forties and fifties came of age in the 1960s and 1970s--a time when the available commentary on gay life was anything but supportive. Until 1973, homosexuality was a diagnosable mental illness.” --from the Introduction by Alan L. Ellis Today, that literary blindness is being remedied. Take an in-depth look into the lives of 15 gay men and how they relate to their own aging with Gay Men at Midlife: Age Before Beauty, a fascinating new book that explores and clarifies the issues that confront gay men as they age. What happens to gay men's lives when they reach middle age? The essays in Gay Men at Midlife: Age Before Beauty offer a realistic picture of both the challenges and the joys that present themselves in the lives of gay men at midlife.
Halfway There: My Lesbian Life at Middle Age
September 22nd, 2015
ISBN 1940442087 (ISBN13: 9781940442082)
Aubrie Elliot is a middle-aged lesbian who isn’t quite sure what that means or how she got there. But everything suddenly seems bittersweet as she grapples with her new body, her old relationship, and her surprise at suddenly being “halfway there.” Told in a series of humorous vignettes, Aubrie offers a frank look at the ups and downs that come with looking forward and back. It's like sitting down with an old friend!
Loving Without A License: An Estate Planning Survival Guide for Unmarried Couples and Same Sex Partners
September 5th, 2000
Loving Without a License explores the unique estate planning challenges of unmarried couples and same sex partners life alliance partners. In an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand format, discover the estate planning techniques and directives that allow you and your partner to protect yourselves and each other. Traditional estate planning focuses on solutions for married couples or for singles. What about the unique challenges faced by unmarried, yet committed partners? The number of life alliance partners continues to grow, with an ever-increasing demand for laws, protections and services designed specifically to address their specific estate planning needs. Step by step, Loving Without a License, provides guidance, insight and solutions for people genuinely concerned about creating a comprehensive estate plan that does one thing—accomplishes your goals.
Estate Planning For Gay And Lesbian Couples
April 19th, 2013
This book is a step-by-step estate planning guide for gay couples and lesbian couples. There are individual chapters about estate plans for couples with minor children; couples with adult children; and couples without children.
Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology
August 15th, 2016
ISBN 0190276347 (ISBN13: 9780190276348)
As the first generation of gay men enters its autumn years, these men's responses to the physical and emotional tolls of aging promise to be as revolutionary as their advances in AIDS and civil rights activism. Older gay men's approaches to friendship, caregiving, romantic and sexual relationships, illness, and bereavement is upending conventional wisdom regarding the aging process, LGBTQ communities, and the entire field of gerontology.
Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
January 16th, 2013
ISBN 1433817632 (ISBN13: 9781433817632)
Lawyers can use this book as a complete resource tool to handle LGBT legal issues and the array of variables among the states. Chapters include information on wills and trusts, children, estate planning, and dealing with senior LGBT clients. A companion CD holds forms and documents to aid in the estate planning process.
Reeling in the Years: Gay Men's Perspectives on Age and Ageism
September 22nd, 2004
ISBN 1560233710 (ISBN13: 9781560233718)
Bergling examines the 'two tribe' mentality about age that divides the gay male community in America into 'us' and 'them'. He examines the gay community's attitudes to age and the rites of passage associated with certain age groups.
Gay Men's Working Lives, Retirement and Old Age
August 22nd, 2017
ISBN 1137435313 (ISBN13: 9781137435316)
This book examines the working lives, retirement plans, and old age experiences of three generations of gay men born 1924-86. It draws on data collected from interviews with 82 men in Australia, England, New Zealand, and USA. The first half of the book concentrates on the men's working lives, while the second half of the book explores the interviewees' concerns about old age and retirement. The author analyses the men's contrasting stories, highlighting key generational differences in their experience of being 'out' in the workplace and the dominant work narratives which emerge in each age group. This important work will have cross-disciplinary appeal to scholars of sociology, gerontology, health sciences, gender, queer, and gay and lesbian studies, as well as practitioners.
Retirement & Aging
Midlife and Aging in Gay America: Proceedings of the Sage Conference 2000
May 25th, 2002
ISBN 1560232617 (ISBN13: 9781560232612)
How is the pre-Stonewall generation aging? What can the Stonewall generation expect? Combining personal experience and original research, this fascinating collection explores the practical and psychological issues of aging for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Midlife and Aging in Gay America provides highlights from the SAGE 2000 National Conference on the personal, psychological, and economic issues related to growing older as a member of a sexual minority.
Modern Brides & Modern Grooms
November 4th, 2014
This post-DOMA book is for any couple—same or opposite sex—seeking a personalized wedding that dignifies the relationship and the individual self. No “new normal” here—this guide emboldens you to harness your unique, brazen, queer truth; to be creative; and to plan your wedding your way.Every fiancé faces the question: How do I become something new without losing myself? Using his own story—from how he and his husband connected via MTV’s The Real World to the real world of their marriage—author Mark O’Connell reflects on conflicts that arrive during wedding transitions, as well as various other transitions throughout your lives.
Protecting Your Money: The Essential Guide to Personal Finance and Estate Planning for Gay and Lesbian Couples and Individuals
December 31st, 1999
ISBN 1555834981 (ISBN13: 9781555834982)
The rights and considerations granted to and taken for granted by heterosexual couples present a legal and logistical quagmire for same-sex couples. Issues such as preparation and modification of wills, domestic-partnership agreements, investment options, and many other critical matters relating to personal finance and estate planning are addressed by Theodore E. Hughes and David Klein in an easy, accessible manner.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Challenges in Research, Practice, and Policy
April 25th, 2012
ISBN 142140320X (ISBN13: 9781421403205)
The graying of the U.S. population draws increasing focus to historically unattended segments of society, including sexual and gender minorities. In this first comprehensive volume to address the challenges of aging in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations, this text presents what is currently known about aging GLBT individuals and what services are needed to support them. The editors first provide an introductory overview comparing caregiving in GLBT and normative aging communities. In chapters devoted to the issues of each alternative sexuality and gender identity community, top experts in the field discuss biomedical, psychological, social/sexual, spiritual, socioeconomic, and service topics related to that community's aging needs.
Middle-Aged Gay Men, Ageing and Ageism: Over the Rainbow?
September 30th, 2015
ISBN 1137435232 (ISBN13: 9781137435231)
Is midlife for gay men the start of a slide towards the rejection, exclusion and misery associated with the specter of the lonely old queen? Whilst exclusion is possible as gay men age, Middle Aged Gay Men, Ageing and Ageism offers a more nuanced view of gay ageing, using sociological tools to advance understanding beyond stereotypes. Based on observation and interview narratives, it examines diverse stories of gay ageing and ageism, analyzing how some men use the resources of ageing to negotiate contradictions inherent to the gay scene and to challenge gay ageism. In doing so, it complicates stereotypical views that the gay scene is largely exclusionary of midlife/older men, and that they live atomized lives outside of family.
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December 30th, 2004
ISBN 0789024136 (ISBN13: 9780789024138)
Whistling Women is a unique, candid collection of the life experiences of 44 lesbians between 62 and 82 years of age. This book explores new ground with interviews about their memories, feelings, and thoughts on a diversity of perspectives--from growing up during the Depression and World War II, to retirement and old age at the height of the gay liberation movement. This unprecedented resource captures a first-person view of lesbian history and documents the struggles and achievements of the women who lived it.
Sociological Analysis of Aging: The Gay Male Perspective
October 25th, 2003
ISBN 1560234547 (ISBN13: 9781560234548)
Sociological Analysis of Aging: The Gay Male Perspective is an exploratory study of the life changes homosexual and bisexual men experience as they age. This unique book presents in-depth, qualitative interviews with gay men, aged 55 and older, focusing on their physical, mental, and social needs. More than one hundred men offer first-hand perceptions on the unique problems they face with regards to employment/retirement, housing, health and well-being, and relationships, and how they function within (or without) a social support system.
Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Health and Aging
October 17th, 2018
This text addresses the specific lack of clinical educational support for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals as they age. Chapters are written by multidisciplinary healthcare experts who present topical discussions in five critical areas: essential foundational information needed to understand the life experience of older TGNC people; mental and behavioral health issues; social service considerations; specific concerns for nurses; and unique long-term medical concerns for providers. In addition, special attention is placed on providing care for TGNC veteran populations, including strategies to access social services and Social Security, and developing support networks.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives
May 9th, 2006
ISBN 0231136188 (ISBN13: 9780231136181)
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.
Aging with HIV: A Gay Man's Guide
January 5th, 2011
ISBN 0199740585 (ISBN13: 9780199740581)
With improvements in the treatment of HIV disease, gay men in great numbers are surviving--and thriving--into middle and older age. While increased longevity brings new hope, it also raises unanticipated challenges, particularly for gay men who never thought they would live this long: How do I deal with all the physical changes? Who can I rely on as I get older? Is a relationship still in the cards for me? What about sex? How should I prepare for old age? A one-of-a-kind guide for gay men aging with HIV, Aging with HIV offers an upbeat, down-to-earth approach for adapting to change, whether driven by age, AIDS, or both.
Elder Law: Beyond Trust and Estate Planning: Crisis Management: Living Wills and Long term Care
March 20th, 2014
This is a short introduction to help get started in having that important conversation with adult siblings, spouses, and aging parents. A range of considerations that every family should talk about: the risks in not being prepared for the medical crisis, how will they finance long term care, options in healthcare management, elder care housing options, and taking control of the process of aging well at home.
The Lives of LGBT Older Adults
August 18th, 2014
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) older adults have unique and varying physical and mental health needs. Yet their experiences have often been ignored in gerontological as well as LGBT studies. This book uses a life course perspective to investigate how LGBT older adults have been shaped by social stigma and systematic discrimination. The book explores not only the challenges and needs of this population but also their strengths and resilience. The intersection of cultural factors and personal attributes is emphasized.
Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
September 25th, 2004
ISBN 1590313828 (ISBN13: 9781590313824)
The landscape concerning same-sex relationships is changing. It is vital for lawyers to stay on top of these changes. Attorneys who represent lesbian and gay clients must provide creative estate planning that protects both parties, their children and their future.
Midlife and Older LGBT Adults: Knowledge and Affirmative Practice for the Social Services
April 22nd, 2005
ISBN 0789018365 (ISBN13: 9780789018366)
Gain insight into the various practice issues that arise when working with midlife and older LGBT persons! Take a unique look at the lives of midlife and older LGBT persons in Midlife and Older LGBT Adults. This book reviews various life arenas in which midlife and older LGBT persons exist and the problems with which they cope. It addresses the lives of this group from their sexual identities to their family and work situations. The book includes research-based knowledge on issues such as coming out, disclosure, education, work, family, general positives and negatives, and more.