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Inequality and Stratification

2009

Southern Cross University

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Lesbian And Gay People's Concerns About Ageing And Accessing Services, Mark Hughes Jan 2009

Lesbian And Gay People's Concerns About Ageing And Accessing Services, Mark Hughes

School of Arts and Social Sciences

There is growing awareness in Australia of the issues faced by lesbian and gay people as they grow older. The present paper examines concerns regarding their health-related ageing; growing older in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community; and accessing carers’ and aged care services in later life. It is based on a secondary data analysis of a subsample of 371 lesbians and gays, drawn from a survey of LGBT ageing conducted by the Queensland Association for Healthy Communities. The original survey was primarily quantitative and was delivered online between January 2007 and January 2008. The findings of the ...