March 2012 - The SAGE Center opened the first full-time LGBT senior center in the U.S. in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea.
Adult Onset by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Publication Date: 2015
Ann-Marie MacDonald has crafted a searing, terrifying, yet ultimately uplifting story.
Coming into 80 by May Sarton
Publication Date: 1994
Here are her observations and reflections both on daily events and on the larger questions of life and death, the difficulties and rewards of living alone. Her many fans will find Sarton as celebratory and fresh as ever.
Gay and Lesbian Aging by Gilbert H. Herdt; B. De Vries
Call Number: HQ75.115 .G39 2004
Publication Date: 2004
The year 2003 marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark declassification of homosexuality as a disease by the American Psychiatric Association--a watershed in the lives of gays and lesbians in the United States. This volume brings to the forefront important issues concerning the health, mental health, and concomitant special social service needs of this population and emphasizes the need for more research on aging sexual minorities.
Gay and Lesbian Elders by Nancy J. Knauer
Publication Date: 2010
Drawing on materials from law, history, and social theory, this book addresses concerns specific to the underserved and understudied population of three million gay and lesbian elders in the United States. Integrating theory with practical questions of policy, and advancing a new understanding of the construction of sexuality and identity, author Nancy J. Knauer advocates meaningful new reforms designed to ensure equity and dignity in aging regardless of sexual orientation.
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan by Anthony R. D'Augelli (Editor); Charlotte J. Patterson (Editor)
Call Number: HQ76.25 .L49 1995
Publication Date: 1995
Anthony R. D'Augelli and Charlotte J. Patterson bring together top experts to offer a comprehensive overview of what we have discovered--and what we still need to learn--about lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities.
Lives of Lesbian Elders by D. Merilee Clunis; Pat A. Freeman; Nancy M. Nystrom; Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen; J. Dianne Garner
Call Number: HQ75.6.U5 L58 2005
Publication Date: 2004
Clunis, a psychologist in private practice, illuminates the hopes, fears, and concerns of gay women as they grow older. Interviews with 62 women, age 55 and older, offer a historical account of the shared lesbian community and give voice to women's thoughts on issues such as identity, family and personal relationships, and work and retirement. The
Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women's Health Book Collective Staff
Publication Date: 2005-04-19
With more than four million copies sold, Our Bodies, Ourselves is the classic resource that women of all ages turn to for information about every aspect of their well-being. Completely revised for the first time in a decade, this edition provides all the information women need to make key decisions about their health.
Sexual Intimacy for Women by Glenda Corwin
Publication Date: 2010-05-25
"Sexual Intimacy for Women" helps female couples examine the emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of their relationships, with the goal of creating more intimacy. Exercises and client-based anecdotes from Dr. CorwinOCOs years of experience with same-sex couples help women overcome common issues around orgasm, body image, identity, aging, and parenthood.
Telling Moments by Lynda Hall (Editor)
Call Number: HQ75.3 .T45 2003
Publication Date: 2003-09-25
Telling Moments collects contemporary short stories by a diverse group of twenty-four lesbian writers. Engaging themes of life and death, aging, motherhood, race, love, work, and travel, the writers offer brief glimpses into lesbian lives.
Whistling Women by Cheryl Claassen; J. Dianne Garner
Call Number: HQ75.6.U5 C577 2005
Publication Date: 2005-01-03
Claassen (Anthropology, Appalachian State U., North Carolina) reports findings from interviews of 44 middle- and upper-class lesbians from Florida and North Carolina, between 62 and 82 years of age, conducted during 1997-2001.
Our mission is to ensure access to quality, culturally competent medical and mental health care for traditionally underserved communities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those affected by HIV/AIDS.
SAGE website includes coming out stories from lesbians.
Lesbian Epiphanies by Karol L. Jensen; John P. Dececco
Publication Date: 1999
Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life contains firsthand information about the experiences and difficulties of women who discover and reveal their newfound lesbian sexuality in later life.
Late Bloomers by Robin McCoy
Publication Date: 2000
Join thirty-eight smart, funny, sexy women over forty as they take you on their exuberant journeys of awakening lesbianism. What they have to say will make you laugh, will make you cry, and most certainly will make you reach for your bedmate.
Dear John, I Love Jane by Candace Walsh (Editor); Laura André (Editor); Lisa Diamond (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2010-10-19
Female sexuality and personal choice. Dear John, I Love Jane is a timely, fiercely candid exploration of honest--accounts of leaving a man for a woman, and the consequences of making such a choice.