LGBT Parenting and aging

  • metta

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    Mar 31, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
    LGBT Parenting and aging

    "A 2007 study, Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults, found that a majority of the nearly 650 LGBT parents studied reported being abused or neglected by staff, or isolated and/or discriminated against by other residents."

    http://www.examiner.com/article/lgbt-parenting-and-aging
  • calibro

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    Apr 01, 2013 4:27 AM GMT
    to be fair, that study was conducted here on rj
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    Apr 01, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
    re the article's statement that: "A 2007 study, Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults, found that a majority of the nearly 650 LGBT parents studied reported being abused or neglected by staff, or isolated and/or discriminated against by other residents."

    I don't see why the article says this is a problem specifically for gay parents, other than what I suspect to be bullshit journalism and I've had editors at papers I've left actually change facts in my stories to suit their audience or purpose which in part lead me into other areas of publishing to avoid that nonsense.

    In fact, I just googled and found this

    http://www.lgbtei.org/2013/03/are-aging-services-ready-for-us.html
    "A 2007 study, Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults, found that a majority of the nearly 650 LGBT people studied reported being abused or neglected by staff, or isolated and/or discriminated against by other residents"

    So it does seem that someone here is not just plagiarizing but, as I suspected, changing facts to suit a purpose.

    There's harm in this. Besides that the parsimonious misuse of information dulls the brain, simply inserting the word parent to change the story to likely suit a parenting magazine makes us look like pretty shitting people that we would raise kids who wouldn't look in on us at nursing homes to assure our safety. I suspect that as being not the copycatwriter's intent but it is the result. Even children of str8 people have to monitor their loved ones in a nursing home though of course we are subject to further discrimination and abuse in such facilities.

    I am very uncomfortable with the idea of a nursing home for myself in part because of the potential for abuse and would consider killing myself before that level of care might become necessary. Having children to look in on me, being a gay parent would probably mitigate how I feel about that to some degree. I'm pretty sure if I had kids, they'd have done as well by me as I did for mom when she required that level of care.