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The degree of societal marginalization experienced by the current cohort of retired LGBTQ older adults influences their health and well-being. Historical differences among cohorts of older adult LGBTQ people have implications for successful aging and retirement. For example, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) adolescents, along with those identified as transgender, who realized their same-sex attractions or expressed gender identity before the Stonewall riots of 1969 (often referred to as the beginning of the gay civil rights movement), experienced more discrimination and oppression than those who have identified as LGBTQ in the years that followed. These differences in age cohorts have important implications for retirement. Successful aging and retirement for the current cohort of older adults who have experienced lifetime marginalization is often tied to ...

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