Introduction


Living on Salt Spring Island I have developed an interest in rural and small town aging, in particular the experiences of those who age in rural areas and have been subjected to minority stress over the life course such as First Nations Elders and LGBT Seniors. I am also interested in inter-generational relationships between gay men where there is a 20+ years age difference between partners (and with my background in gerontology I am especially interested in exploring relationships where one of the partners is over 60 years of age). Finally, and I see this as a much longer-term goal, I feel compelled to apply a critical perspective to some of the emerging concepts in Queer Theory and eventually add to the discourse. I hope you will join me in a journey to discover LGBT friendly resources to help us age vibrantly with dignity and the respect we all deserve.

Vibrant Living and Lifestyle Sytems INC 2012