Lesbians over 60: Newer every day Book Chapter

Rose, SM, Hospital, MM. (2015). Lesbians over 60: Newer every day . 117-146. 10.1007/978-3-319-09306-2_7

cited authors

  • Rose, SM; Hospital, MM


  • An overview of current research on older lesbians is provided in this chapter drawing primarily from the research carried out in the USA. Topics include: (a) the ╦Ávisibility╦ of older lesbians; (b) theories of lifespan development; (c) research on older lesbians; and (d) the impact of social contexts on lesbians over 60, such as personal relationships, minority stress and resilience, and race, ethnicity, and social class. In addition, the status of lesbian rights in other parts of the world and its impact on older lesbians is reviewed. Directions for future research on older lesbians are also explored.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 117

end page

  • 146