Abstract Extensive research on the specific needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT older adults is lacking. This article describes the results of both quantitative studies i. LGBT, needs assessments, older adults, qualitative methodology It is well documented that the population over the age of 65 within the United States and worldwide is dramatically increasing. While the overall U. During the next 25 years, as baby boomers reach later life, the number of American elders will almost double to
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The problem does not lie with GLBTI individuals, but with the attitudes and behaviour of the society around them. Research suggests that gay men and lesbians have reduced access to medical care because of their fear of discrimination. The constant pressure of dealing with the homophobia of others makes depression, among other mental health problems, relatively common. While gay and lesbian people are as diverse as the rest of the population, their shared experience of discrimination creates common health issues. Australian society generally regards heterosexuality as the most acceptable sexual orientation, which means that gay men, lesbians and bisexual people may be marginalised and discriminated against. Transgender and intersex people may also experience marginalisation and discrimination in relation to their health and wellbeing. The previous term for intersex was hermaphrodite.
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Open in a separate window Respondents gave a variety of reasons why GLBT health consumers have special information needs. There were responses from both librarian and nonlibrarian health care professionals and students, 74 of which were made by GLBT persons. A few felt that this group had no special information needs, but it is apparent from the large majority of answers that many health issues are of particular importance, need to be dealt with in special ways, or are unique to this population. In addition, information specific to transgendered persons, such as the neo-vagina, hormone therapy, and special surgeries such as phalloplasty and vaginoplasty were mentioned. One librarian commented on the survey: