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STEPHEN PUGH

In: Handbook of Lesbian and Gay Studies

Chapter 11: The Forgotten: A Community Without a Generation—Older Lesbians and Gay Men

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The Forgotten: A Community Without a Generation—Older Lesbians and Gay Men
The forgotten: A community without a generation—older lesbians and gay men

A considerable amount of literature is available that is related to older lesbians and gay men, however, it is not, on the whole, gathered within standard texts on gerontology but is dispersed. The nature of the available material is itself diverse, being in the form of explicit research, commentary or narrative/ life history. The majority of the texts refer to older gay men, some address issues for older lesbians and gay men alike, while a much smaller percentage is concerned solely with older lesbians.

While this reflection is not based on an empirical analysis, it is also interesting to note that the studies on older ...

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