The intersection of identities of lgbt elders: Race, age, sexuality, and care network

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This chapter focuses on the complexity of human identity by considering the multifaceted and intertwined relationships between sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and age, as well as other aspects of one’s social and personal identity. To assist in illuminating our understanding of these relationships, the structural, political, and social factors that contribute to social inequality experienced by LGBT elders situated at the multidimensional intersections of different races, ethnicities, socioeconomic status (SES), sexes, and sexualities are explored. By simultaneously considering the multiplicity and fluidity of identity and exposing the diversity of experiences of LGBT elders, we are able to underscore some of the many reasons for extant research involving sexual minorities which must be carefully and critically evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of LGBT Elders
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices, and Policies
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319036236
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.


  • Age
  • Care network
  • Intersection of identities
  • Multiple identities
  • Race
  • Sexuality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine
  • General Psychology


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