Aging and Bisexuality

Aging is a lifelong process, not just something that affects people in the last decades of life. Many experiences in later life can most helpfully be thought of as on a continuum with experiences earlier in the life course. Experiences of aging differ hugely between individuals and depending on the context and historical period in which someone lives. These general points about aging are as true for bisexual people as for any other group.

Research and work with sexual and gender minorities around aging usually takes age 50 or 55 as the starting point of being “older” or an “elder.” This entry follows that convention although it is important to recognize that it represents an arbitrary starting point and also that this very broad definition ...

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