Queer Aging : The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology
Oxford Univ Pr 2016/08
225 p. 21 cm
QUEER AGING comprises scholar Jesus Ramirez-Valles's probing conversations with 11 racially and economically diverse representatives of this pioneering generation of gay men - the gayby boomers.
Table of Contents
Preface 1: Introduction: Queering Gerontology 2: Stan:"If I'm left, then I have to be the best little gay boy ever" 3: Anthony: " It has to be something else to this" 4: Marvin: "I learned very early that it's not just about being gay" 5: Robert: "I'm a pusher and I don't like to hear the word 'no'" 6: Ramiro: "My family is really my gay friends" 7: Grand: "I am a humanitarian" 8: Charlie:"...being older and being by yourself" 9: Adam:"...age is just a number. I don't necessarily put much stock in it" 10: Jesse:"I am a chameleon. I adapt to whatever you throw me into" 11: Louis: "I'm always meeting the underdog people" 12: Jimmy: "The party came to a crashing end" 13: The Praxis of Queer Gerontology References