Asian American and native pacific islander LGBT elders

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The purpose of this chapter is to discuss issues pertaining to LGBT Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) elderly in the USA. Attention is also given to the citizenship status of foreign-born Asian-Americans. Information is presented on cultural characteristics and values of Asian culture, acknowledging that there is great heterogenerity among AAPIs. Discussion focuses on attitudes and perceptions of Asian Americans’ perspectives about LGBT persons, characteristics, and issues pertinent to Asian American LGBT elders, health status and service delivery for LGBT Asian-American elders, and current health policy and practices. Whenever possible, specific reference is made to certain subgroups of persons of Asian descent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of LGBT Elders
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices, and Policies
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319036236
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.


  • Asian american
  • LGBT elders
  • Native pacific islander
  • Native pacific islander

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine
  • General Psychology


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