Ambition for Ageing Seminar - Listening to older lesbians: what can marginalised voices teach us about ageing?
Older lesbians have frequently been described as the most invisible members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. This has been put down to a combination of society’s attitudes and their own unwillingness to be seen. As a result their voices are not heard as frequently as, for example, those of gay men.
In her seminar delivered on 13 December 2017, Dr Jane Traies draws on findings from a research project she undertook as part of her PhD studies at the University of Sussex. Her presentation discusses these with particular reference as to how and where ageing intersects with sexuality. The conclusions Jane reaches are not only relevant to the LGBT community, but also to the wider provision of services for older people.
This was the third and final seminar in the Autumn/Winter 2017 series of Ambition for Ageing’s seminars in partnership with MICRA.