Disclosure of Sexual Orientation, Victimization, and Mental Health Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Older Adults

  title={Disclosure of Sexual Orientation, Victimization, and Mental Health Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Older Adults},
  author={A. D'augelli and A. Grossman},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={1008 - 1027}
  • A. D'augelli, A. Grossman
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
  • This study examined the lifetime victimization based on sexual orientation of 416 lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) older adults aged 60 or older. Participants reported the ages at which they were aware of their sexual orientation, self-identified as LGB, and first disclosed their sexual orientation to anyone. Frequencies of nine kinds of verbal and physical victimization were obtained. Nearly three quarters reported some kind of sexual orientation victimization. Men reported more overall… CONTINUE READING
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