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Struggling to Find Affordable, LGBTQ-Welcoming Housing

Affordable housing — or the dearth thereof — is an important issue for aging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults.  In his article, LGBT People: Our Longing for Home, Our Right to Housing, Robert Espinosa writes, “The relationship between aging and housing discrimination forms the subject of a new report from the Equal Rights Center, in partnership with SAGE (Services and Advocacy for... Read more...

George Eliot on Sexuality and Aging

“How is it that the poets have said so many fine things about our first love, so few about our later love? Are their first poems their best? Or are not those the best which come from their fuller thought, their larger experience, their deeper-rooted affections? The boy’s flue-like voice has its own spring charm, but the man should yield a richer, deeper music.” from Adam Bede, by George Eliot... Read more...

Sexuality and Aging: The Facts

This article was first published in Renaissance Magazine, New Jersey Foundation for Aging, 21(1), 2014 By Melanie Davis, PhD, CSE and Robin Goldberg-Glen, PhD, MSW Co-Presidents, Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University In 2012, a 30-second video public service announcement was released on social media to promote safer sex for older adults. It shows about 10 fully clothed older adults on a fully lit,... Read more...

That’s Men: HIV does not discriminate against old age

In 2011 persons aged 50 or over accounted for 10 per cent of new HIV diagnoses in Ireland, according to the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre report for that year. Of the 33 people concerned, 16 had engaged in sex between males and nine in heterosexual sex. The route of transmission was unknown or not reported for the other eight. For the rest of this article follow this... Read more...

Assissted Loving: The Journey Through Sexuality and Aging

“Ginger Manley addresses many complex issues of love, sex, and aging in an open and wonderful way. Instead of comparing us to randy 20-year-olds, she listens to the concerns of more than 87 older individuals- Manley will present a workshop titled “How To Get Banned In the Bible Belt: Writing About Senior Sexuality In Long-Term Care” at the Consortium’s conference in September. Many of Manley’s answers are... Read more...

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