Bisexual mature senior

Duration: 9min 38sec Views: 1604 Submitted: 22.10.2020
Category: Euro
Aims and Objectives The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions toward aging among Portuguese gay and bisexual men over 60 years old. Background Despite the growth of the older population, and the increased visibility and acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in Western countries, the experience of aging in older gay and bisexual men is only beginning to be understood. Design We used a qualitative research methodology, based on critical gerontology, for establishing research questions and to identify the perspectives on the aging process in older gay and bisexual individuals. Methods We used a structured electronic inquiry with 25 gay and bisexual men over 60 years of age from Portugal. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis to help identify repeated patterns of meaning in the data set. Conclusion Analysis of perceptions about the aging process in older gay and bisexual men emphasized the desire for normalization in the social awareness of sexual orientation.

Aging Perceptions in Older Gay and Bisexual Men in Portugal: A Qualitative Study

Bisexual older adult women: A review of the literature

Correspondence should be addressed to Karen I. E-mail: fredrikk uw. Karen I. Bisexual older adults are a growing yet largely invisible, underserved, and understudied population.

A Closer Look: Bisexual Older Adults

The literature on bisexual older adult women is reviewed and recommendations are provided for future research on this group. The older adult population is growing at a rapid rate, and by the year , 20 percent of the American population will be over age 65 Center for Disease Control and Prevention, However, the research examining minority populations within the older adult age group is limited. Specifically, literature on the experiences of bisexual women in late life is almost nonexistent. Bisexual individuals often face stigmatization by both heterosexual and lesbian and gay communities alike Barker et al.
We conducted focus groups to investigate LGBT older adults' perspectives on and experience with elder mistreatment. Methods: We conducted three focus groups with 26 participants recruited from senior centers dedicated to LGBT older adults. A semistructured questionnaire was developed, and focus groups were audio recorded, professionally transcribed, and analyzed using grounded theory. Results: Key themes that emerged included: definitions and etiologies of abuse, intersectionality of discrimination from multiple minority identities, reluctance to report, and suggestions for improving outreach.