Lift every voice: voices of African-American lesbian elders.

  • Imani Woody
  • Published 2015 in Journal of lesbian studies


Old lesbians of African descent have experienced racism, heterosexism, homophobia, and ageism. This article explores the topics of aging, ageism, heterosexism, and minority stress among older African-American lesbians. The narratives and subsequent analysis offer significant contributions to the dialogue regarding Black aging lesbians in the aging and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities generally and in the African-American and African-American lesbian communities specifically.

DOI: 10.1080/10894160.2015.972755

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@article{Woody2015LiftEV, title={Lift every voice: voices of African-American lesbian elders.}, author={Imani Woody}, journal={Journal of lesbian studies}, year={2015}, volume={19 1}, pages={50-8} }