October 29, 2014

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) people and ageing and dementia

These resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing : biographical approaches for inclusive care and support
This is a thought-provoking read. The biographical narratives give a fresh perspective into the lives, identities and needs of older LGBT
individuals, and it is a useful tool to help plan and implement services.
LGBTI People and Dementia [DVD]
Alzheimer's Australia
For LGBTI people, often referred to as the invisible Australians, ageing and dementia place them in the vulnerable position of needing to depend on health and aged care services when a lifetime of discrimination and prejudice has taught them always to be wary and to conceal their sexual orientation or gender identity or conceal being intersex.
This training DVD invites you, your service or your organisation to begin looking at what kind of welcome you will offer them.

Gen silent : a documentary film about LGBT aging [DVD]
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender older people who fought the first battles for equality now face so much fear of discrimination, bullying and abuse in the care setting that many are hiding their lives to survive. Thousands are dying earlier than their straight counterparts because they are isolated and afraid to ask for help. But a growing number of people are fighting to keep their elders from being silenced.
Gen Silent was filmed in the Boston area over a one year period. During that time, director Stu Maddux followed six LGBT seniors through their decision to either stay open about their sexuality or hide it so that they can survive in the long-term health care system

Invisibles : vintage portraits of love and pride
A charming collection of vintage photos of gay couples privately and often secretly celebrating their relationships. This volume is a unique collection of photographs of gay couples from 1900 to 1960. While this is a time many now regard as the deeply closeted "dark ages," these photos show gay couples who were clearly out (at least for a moment)-some camping it up for the cameras while others in loving or clearly domestic poses.



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