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Unique Challenges of Coming Out in Later Life

February 1999 | Carolyn Altman, C.S.W.

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"The problem is that closeted gay and lesbian seniors are not a very visible population, even to service providers. This invisibility compounds the isolation that can accompany old age and loss."

This article presents the unique challenges faced by LGBT elders when coming out later in life. The author shares stories about "Coming Out Groups" and those experiences. She also explains the three aging types as found in sexual identity formation.


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