On today’s episode, Ellen and Omar speak with G.J. Hodson M.A. (he/they/she) on LGBTQ caregiving. Those who identify as LGBTQ are a growing segment within the caregiving population, and unsurprisingly little research has been done on them. As GJ takes us through their personal journey and research, we see how this new world within sociology can help us make sense of how the United States’ population grows older, and the impact of the pandemic on caregiving. Join us to hear more!
LGBTQ, caregiving, aging, medical sociology, social work
- You can follow GJ here.
- Take a look at GJ’s Thesis! She is doing some pretty cool work. Find it here
- Also, take a look at GJ’s first publication titled “Modeling Types of Informal Care Dyads by Gender, Primary Condition and Relative Age.” Anyone interested in gender should check out his work.
- FACT SHEET QUICK STATS: Who are the LGBTQ Caregivers?
- Another good piece on LGBTQ+ and Caregiving by Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen et al. 2016
- Advocacy Services and LGBTQ Caregiving in the Community (report)
- Video from the University of Wisconsin “Diversity in Caregiving: LGBTQ Caregivers”
- Aging with Pride study out of the Goldsen Institute.
- RIP bell hooks. You will be missed. For those of you wanting to explore her writing, here’s a list.