Remembering My Hat

13th July 2012

British Society of Gerontology conference 2012: Part 4 notes

Filed under: Uncategorized — rememberingmyhat @ 11:04

LGBT Symposium 2 – Rights and advocacy

Mark Hughes,

Southern Cross University, Australia

Towards the Inquiry into Aged care and beyond: The promise of a new era in LGBTI ageing

Term used is LGBTI but that is debated and contentious

Jo Harrison interviews with ageing LGBT activists

+ 2 older gay men activists who are omnipresent  – Mannie and Kendall

Andrew King,

Kingston University, London

LGBT Tower Hamlets work

Talked to one bisexual older man (aged 58 pseudonym ?Peter) who’d only started identifying as bi in his 50s. Had made friends with two younger gay men who’d taken him to gay pubs and looked after him when he was ill.

Lee-Ann Fenge

Bournemouth University

Two participative projects

‘Methods deck of cards’ as a resource for teaching and training [similar to RoAD vignettes idea, but broader range of resources]. Existing set available from Innovation Centre at Kent and Bournemouth are producing a set soon.

Gay and Grey Project 2006 (Big Lottery Funding) older LGB people as researchers

Gay and Pleasant Land – part of New Dynamics of Ageing programme

Made a film about the lifecourse of an older gay person –Rufus Stone. Josh Appignanesi from a story by Kip Jones. There’s a clip on YouTube and the film is touring film festivals and should eventually be available on the web (not yet).

Antony Smith

Age UK

Everyone in the sector has heard of the Opening Doors projects in London, but there are also some highly successful rural projects – Shropshire and ‘Highland Rainbow Folk’ – like a definition of hard-to-reach people!

Need for inter-generational work among LGBT people.

ILGA Europe’s new report on human rights – UK comes top for LGBT rights in Europe. Above Netherlands!


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