Sue Westwood: Ageing, Gender and Sexuality: Equality in Later Life (Thesis)

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Sue Westwood: Ageing, Gender and Sexuality: Equality in Later Life (Thesis)

Executive Summary Introduction
This thesis explored how ageing, gender and sexuality intersect to influence equality in later life, in relation to older lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals and non-labelling individuals in same-gender relationships (LGBN). It comprised an analysis of UK law and social policy (‘regulatory context’) and empirical research which involved interviews with 60 older LGBN individuals in the UK and 20 activists working in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.