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Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Aging into the Twenty-First Century: An Overview and Introduction

  • Andrew M. Boxer
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This paper provides an introduction and overview for the papers in the special issue of this Journal devoted to the latter half of life among gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals. Key issues are highlighted in terms of their impact on gay, lesbian, and bisexual cultural communities: the impact of the large aging population of baby boomers; the significance of age as a social organizer; and the areas of research included in this special issue (intimacy and relationships, HIV and AIDS among elders, and the identities and needs of those growing into middle and later life).

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  • Andrew M. Boxer
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  1. 1.Evelyn Hooker Center for Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, Department of PsychiatryThe University of ChicagoUSA

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