Older gay men in Hong Kong and later life concerns: identities matter?
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AbstractResearch on lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) ageing has burgeoned in the past decade in Western settings such as Australia, Canada, the UK and the US. Based on the emerging research about older gay men in Hong Kong, this article adds two important aspects to the ongoing agendas for global research into LGB ageing and later life. First, it further conceptualizes and subdivides Hong Kong's older gay men into three subgroups who hold varying levels of salience of sexual identity in their life and thus have different later life concerns. Second, to contribute to the wider LGB ageing research, I argue that at the same single time point, older LGB people in different parts of the world may hold very different understandings of their sexual identity. In some parts of the world, sexual identities may matter less for older LGB people, and thus, such older LGB people may accordingly have very different later life concerns.
Acceptance Date29/04/2019
All Author(s) ListSuen Yiu Tung
Journal nameSexualities
Year2019
PublisherSage
ISSN1363-4607
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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