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Asian American and Native Pacific Islander LGBT Elders

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to discuss issues pertaining to LGBT Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) elderly in the USA. Attention is also given to the citizenship status of foreign-born Asian-Americans. Information is presented on cultural characteristics and values of Asian culture, acknowledging that there is great heterogenerity among AAPIs. Discussion focuses on attitudes and perceptions of Asian Americans’ perspectives about LGBT persons, characteristics, and issues pertinent to Asian American LGBT elders, health status and service delivery for LGBT Asian-American elders, and current health policy and practices. Whenever possible, specific reference is made to certain subgroups of persons of Asian descent.

Keywords

Asian american Native pacific islander LGBT elders 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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