Visible lives: Identifying the experiences and needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ireland: key findings

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300392
Title:
Visible lives: Identifying the experiences and needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ireland: key findings
Authors:
Gay & Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN); School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300392
Additional Links:
http://www.glen.ie/attachments/76bf4daf-814b-4dd1-962d-b019c87dbfdd.PDF
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Visible Lives: Identifying the Experiences and Needs of Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People in Ireland (Higgins et al, 2011) is the first study of older LGBT people and their lives in Ireland. The study gathered survey data from 144 people and interview data from 36 people aged 55 and over from across the Republic of Ireland. The study was commissioned by GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network), funded by Age and Opportunity through the Get Vocal programme and the Health Service Executive, and conducted by a team of researchers from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin. This document was compiled by the commissioners and outlines some of the key findings of the study which have been extracted from the full research report. The full report of the study is available at www.glen.ie and includes sections on older LGBT people’s experiences growing up and living in Ireland, their mental health and emotional well-being, their participation in the community and use of services, how they developed resilience to the difficulties they experienced and their reflections on ageing as an LGBT person in Ireland. The findings presented relate to the participants in the survey and may not necessarily be representative of all older LGBT people in Ireland. Older Irish LGBT people grew up in an environment where they were pathologised, criminalised and faced stigmatisation, prejudice and exclusion. For many, this led to marginalisation from family and community, as well as discrimination in key areas of their lives, including in employment. As they enter the later years of their lives, older LGBT people are faced with a double invisibility both as older people and as LGBT people. Whilst some of the issues facing older LGBT people may be similar to those for all older people, there is a growing awareness of the need to identify the specific issues older LGBT people face. The recent public consultation for the development of a National Positive Ageing Strategy for Ireland highlighted the necessity for older LGBT people’s needs to be fully recognised and incorporated into the strategy.
Keywords:
LESBIAN; GAY MAN; AGEING; SOCIAL EXCLUSION; HOMOPHOBIA
Local subject classification:
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER
Sponsors:
Health Service Executive (HSE); Age and Opportunity

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGay & Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchool of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublinen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-30T10:04:31Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-30T10:04:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/300392-
dc.descriptionVisible Lives: Identifying the Experiences and Needs of Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People in Ireland (Higgins et al, 2011) is the first study of older LGBT people and their lives in Ireland. The study gathered survey data from 144 people and interview data from 36 people aged 55 and over from across the Republic of Ireland. The study was commissioned by GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network), funded by Age and Opportunity through the Get Vocal programme and the Health Service Executive, and conducted by a team of researchers from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin. This document was compiled by the commissioners and outlines some of the key findings of the study which have been extracted from the full research report. The full report of the study is available at www.glen.ie and includes sections on older LGBT people’s experiences growing up and living in Ireland, their mental health and emotional well-being, their participation in the community and use of services, how they developed resilience to the difficulties they experienced and their reflections on ageing as an LGBT person in Ireland. The findings presented relate to the participants in the survey and may not necessarily be representative of all older LGBT people in Ireland. Older Irish LGBT people grew up in an environment where they were pathologised, criminalised and faced stigmatisation, prejudice and exclusion. For many, this led to marginalisation from family and community, as well as discrimination in key areas of their lives, including in employment. As they enter the later years of their lives, older LGBT people are faced with a double invisibility both as older people and as LGBT people. Whilst some of the issues facing older LGBT people may be similar to those for all older people, there is a growing awareness of the need to identify the specific issues older LGBT people face. The recent public consultation for the development of a National Positive Ageing Strategy for Ireland highlighted the necessity for older LGBT people’s needs to be fully recognised and incorporated into the strategy.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipHealth Service Executive (HSE); Age and Opportunityen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.glen.ie/attachments/76bf4daf-814b-4dd1-962d-b019c87dbfdd.PDFen_GB
dc.subjectLESBIANen_GB
dc.subjectGAY MANen_GB
dc.subjectAGEINGen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen_GB
dc.subjectHOMOPHOBIA-
dc.subject.otherLESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDERen_GB
dc.titleVisible lives: Identifying the experiences and needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ireland: key findingsen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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