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ERIC Number: ED173679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Close Friendship Patterns of Older Lesbians.
Wolf, Deborah Goleman
Both research and the gay community opinion have relied primarily on stereotypes in their ignorance of the older lesbian. A preliminary study of the close friendship patterns of older lesbians is underway in San Francisco, where gay community life is more visible than in other cities. Even there, lesbians are more underground than gay men. Most roles traditionally served by family members are filled by long-term close friends. Lovers affected the time spent with close friends, but the relationship of lovers was often less stable. Problems of social loss remain as an unresolved issue cloaked in secrecy without institutional support. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Gerontological Society (30th, San Francisco, California, November, 1978); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility