Imagined communities: initiatives around LGBTQ ageing in Italy

  title={Imagined communities: initiatives around LGBTQ ageing in Italy},
  author={Charlotte Ross},
  journal={Modern Italy},
  pages={449 - 464}
LGBTQ ageing is an under-researched but vital issue, given the cultural invisibility of older LGBTQ individuals and Italy's ageing population. This article explores initiatives around LGBTQ ageing, considered in relation to the hypothesis that LGBTQ populations may develop effective strategies for ‘successful ageing’, by establishing queer cultural spaces and support networks. After a brief contextualisation of key issues the author focuses on a case study of a lesbian community in Bari which… 

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