Christine A. Fruhauf, Dan Mahoney
Published December 11, 2009
Reference - 186 Pages
ISBN 9781560237549 - CAT# HW10218
Published December 15, 2009
Reference - 180 Pages
ISBN 9781560237532 - CAT# HW10221
What is needed is a more inclusive understanding of older GLBT family and community life. As a result, this book will educate community professionals about the experiences of older GLBT adults and the issues they face within their families and communities. In particular, physical and mental health, family relationships, and individual development are explored in this textbook.
This multidisciplinary approach to GLBT aging will also benefit undergraduate students, graduate students, and academics specializing in anthropology, education, family studies, gerontology, health studies, human development, psychology, social work, and sociology. For that matter, anyone currently researching or working with older sexual communities.
This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of GLBT Family Studies.
1. Foreword: Older GLBT Family and Community Life: Contemporary Experiences, Realities, and Future Directions Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen 2. Introduction Christine A. Fruhauf and Dan Mahoney INTERSECTION OF OLDER GLBT HEALTH ISSUES 3. Aging, Health, and GLBTQ Family and Community Life Thomas O. Blank, Marysol Asencio, Lara Descartes, and Julie Griggs 4. Graceful Exits: Intersection of Aging, Transgender Identities, and the Family/Community Tarynn M. Witten 5. Buddhist Psychotherapy with Older GLBT Clients John A. Blando THE DIMENSIONS AND PROCESSES OF OLDER GLBT FRIENDSHIPS AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS 6. The Meaning of Friendships for Gay Men and Lesbians in the Second Half of Life Brian de Vries and David Megathlin 7. The Coming-Out Process of Gay Grandfathers: Perceptions of Their Adult Children’s Influence Christine A. Fruhauf, Nancy A. Orel, and David A. Jenkins THE STORIED, COMPLEX LIVES OF OLDER GLBT ADULTS 8. Choice and Its Limits in Older Lesbian and Gay Narratives of Relational Life Brian Heaphy 9. Gay Male Sexual Identity in the Mid-Twentieth Century: Familial Reaction—A Case Study of Three Older Gay Men Steven Pugh 10. Doing What We Can: A Gay Son’s Tale of Caring and Devotion—Personal Narrative as Sociology Dan Mahoney