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Lessons on Resilience From LGBTQ Elders

Category: Museums and Aging

“Aging with resilience — like the coming out experience — is about moving beyond what others want to living the life you want, from isolation to belonging to a community, and developing a sense of hope for a positive future with a feeling of pride.”

–Harold Kooden, author of “Golden Men: The Power of Gay Midlife” 

Researchers studying LGBTQ elders find that the unfortunate experience of resisting homophobia and/or transphobia provides the emotional and psychological tools needed to resist ageism.

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