The Unique Experiences of Older Gay and Bisexual Men

Associations with Health and Well-Being

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Abstract

This chapter reviews the experiences of older gay and bisexual men that affect physical and mental health. It discusses the unique experiences of older adults who lived during a time when homosexuality was much less visible and accepted. It discusses the effects of being a double minority (being old and gay or bisexual) and the consequences of hiding or disclosing sexual orientation. The current state of the field is reviewed and data from research on the physical and mental health of older gay and bisexual men in the United States are discussed. The chapter ends with a review of health care barriers experienced by older gay and bisexual men, and provides recommendations for future efforts to improve the health and well-being of this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199863815, 9780195301533
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Aging
  • Discrimination
  • Elderly
  • Health care
  • Homophobia
  • Homosexuality
  • Mental health
  • Older adults
  • Sexual behavior
  • Substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Grossman, A. H. (2009). The Unique Experiences of Older Gay and Bisexual Men: Associations with Health and Well-Being. In Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.003.0011

The Unique Experiences of Older Gay and Bisexual Men : Associations with Health and Well-Being. / Grossman, Arnold H.

Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Grossman, AH 2009, The Unique Experiences of Older Gay and Bisexual Men: Associations with Health and Well-Being. in Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.003.0011
Grossman AH. The Unique Experiences of Older Gay and Bisexual Men: Associations with Health and Well-Being. In Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States. Oxford University Press. 2009 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.003.0011
Grossman, Arnold H. / The Unique Experiences of Older Gay and Bisexual Men : Associations with Health and Well-Being. Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States. Oxford University Press, 2009.
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