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Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology

Jesus Ramirez-Valles

Abstract

The aging of gay men is as revolutionary as the movements for gay liberation and AIDS. With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, we are witnessing a new phenomenon: gay men entering old age. This event is transforming our views of old age; the composition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities; and the field of gerontology. Queer Aging addresses the timely question: What is like to be an older gay man? It brings the stories and the voices of a diverse group of men—black, Latino, and white—to uncover the aging experience and examine how race, AIDS, and age together are shapi ... More

Keywords: Baby Boomer generation, gerontology, health and aging, life course, LGBTQ, life histories, men’s health, people living with HIV, queer gerontology, queer theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190276348
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276348.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jesus Ramirez-Valles, author
Professor and Head, Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health