The first national research programme documenting the experiences of LGBT people aged 55 and older has been launched recently and reserachers are seeking participants for research into the lives and concerns of Older LGBT’s.
This is the area I spent 3 years researching for the never completed PhD and I think the initiative will contribute hugely to the development of policy and knowledge in the area.
The study is commissioned by GLEN and funded by Age and Opportunity and the HSE. It is being carried out by a team of researchers in Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing &
Midwifery. There are a number of other organisations involved in supporting the project.
If you are over 55 or know someone who is over 55 and would be interested you can find out more information at the Visible Lives website. There is an anonymous survey and further options for participation by interview if people are interested. Beast of luck to the researchers and I look forward to reading more about the project as it develops.