chapter 7 in your textbook discusses the unique
issues that are experienced by older gay men and lesbians in society. Review
that chapter and watch “Isn’t Aging the Same
for Everybody?” to prepare for this discussion. In addition,
review the information related to resources for the aging found at the “LGBT Aging Resources Clearinghouse” for
this discussion. Then, consider what the issues facing older gay men and
lesbians are. Specifically, discuss the legal issues that are related to public
policies, end-of-life decisions, housing, and health care. Compare and contrast
the experiences of older gays and lesbians with those of older heterosexuals.
Please note that this discussion is not about
whether you personally support homosexuality. You should focus your discussion
on what issues are experienced by this group and how those experiences differ
from those of older heterosexuals.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words
in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s)
and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references