Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging

Research and Clinical Perspectives

Edited by Douglas Kimmel, Tara Rose, and Steven David

Columbia University Press

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging

Pub Date: May 2006

ISBN: 9780231136181

320 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $65.00£50.00

Pub Date: May 2006

ISBN: 9780231509855

320 Pages

Format: E-book

List Price: $64.99£50.00

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging

Research and Clinical Perspectives

Edited by Douglas Kimmel, Tara Rose, and Steven David

Columbia University Press

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.
This important book must be commended... It should be required reading. Joseph A. Micucci, PsycCRITIQUES
This book should be read. John W. DenBoer, Sexuality & Disability
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., The Gerontologist
Preface
1. Historical Context for Research on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging, by Douglas Kimmel, Tara Rose, Nancy Orel, and Beverly Greene
2. Trans Aging, by Loree Cook-Daniels
3. The Aging Bisexual: The Invisible of the Invisible Minority, by Sari H. Dworkin
4. Physical and Mental Health of Older Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults, by Arnold H. Grossman
5. Sexuality in the Lives of Aging Lesbian and Bisexual Women, by Linda Garnets and Letitia Anne Peplau
6. Gay Men and Aging: Sex and Intimacy, by Edward A. Wierzalis, Bob Barret, Mark Pope, and Michael Rankins
7. The Victimization of Older LGBT Adults: Patterns, Impact, and Implications for Intervention, by Kimberly F. Balsam and Anthony R. D'Augelli
8. Use and Misuse of Alcohol and Drugs, by Derek D. Satre
9. Aging Together: The Retirement Plans of Same-Sex Couples, by Steven E. Mock, Catherine J. Taylor, and Ritch C. Savin-Williams
10. Lesbian and Bisexual Women as Grandparents: The Centrality of Sexual Orientation in the Grandparent-Grandchild Relationship, by Nancy Orel
11. Legal Concerns of LGBT Elders, by Matthew R. Dubois
12. End-of-Life Issues for LGBT Older Adults, by Dean Blevins and James L. Werth Jr.
13. Community Needs Assessment: Documenting the Need for Affirmative Services for LGB Older Adults, by Nancy Orel
14. Openhouse: Community Building and Research in the LGBT Aging Population, by Marcy Adelman, Jeanette Gurevitch, Brian de Vries, and John A. Blando
15. SAGE: New York City's Pioneer Organization for LGBT Elders, by Elizabeth Kling and Douglas Kimmel
16. Bibliography of Research and Clinical Perspectives on LGBT Aging, by Steven David
Index

About 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.