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Examining cohort differences and resilience among the aging LGBT community: Implications for education and practice among an expansively diverse population
Social Justice
  • Michael P. Dentato, Loyola University Chicago
  • John Orwat, Loyola University Chicago
  • Marcia K. Spira, Loyola University Chicago
  • Benjamin Walker, Howard Brown Health Center
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-2014
Disciplines
Abstract

The aging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community continues to grow considerably while often being faced with unique and unmet needs separate from younger LGBT cohorts or their non-LGBT counterparts. This article explores some of the differences in attitudes among generational cohort groups regarding coming out decisions; sexual risk and safety; the impact of evolving policies within systems and society; as well as the demonstrated strengths and resiliencies of the aging LGBT community. Implications and suggestions for education, training, and best practices among this expansive and diverse population are considered as well as continued research in the field of LGBT aging.

Citation Information
Michael P. Dentato, John Orwat, Marcia K. Spira and Benjamin Walker. "Examining cohort differences and resilience among the aging LGBT community: Implications for education and practice among an expansively diverse population" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_orwat/7/