The once-a-decade temperature check on aging in America -- the White House Conference on Aging -- starts Monday and the spotlight is bound to shine on some of the special concerns facing the nation's elderly LGBT community. Here are six of them:. Increasingly, the elderly are turning to their adult children for their care. So, what happens if you don't have adult children to turn to?
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Given the era in which they grew up—Barbara was born in and Kay in —Barbara and Kay faced the challenge of gaining an understanding of themselves at a time when learning about homosexuality was a risky treasure hunt. I used to argue with some of the other staff about that. Of course, not saying I was gay, but arguing purely as an intellectual exercise. By the mids they had joined forces with Frank Kameny who was featured in Episode 05 to lead early public demonstrations in Washington and Philadelphia. They were among the relatively few activists from the pre-Stonewall homophile movement to make the transition into the post-Stonewall gay liberation era, each pursuing her own interests—Kay with the Gay Activists Alliance and as a photographer and author, Barbara with the American Library Association and the American Psychiatric Association.
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Virginia will share iced tea with neighbors at her low-income senior housing complex just outside Sonoma. They'll admire each other's roses or chat on their patios during the summer. But the socializing only goes so far. Virginia has not told a soul that she's a lesbian -- and she doesn't plan to.
This classification privileges the role of self-definition. In coming out, gay people integrate, as best as they can, dissociated aspects of the self. As gay people must decide on a daily basis whether to reveal and to whom they will reveal, coming out is a process that never ends. In the jargon of contemporary homosexual culture, those who hide their sexual identities are referred to as either closeted or said to be in the closet. Revealing one's homosexuality is referred to as coming out.