Ageing affects each person differently and to ensure our research is relevant to all community groups, NARI conducts some studies specifically concerning older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

For further information on these projects, please contact Associate Professor Briony Dow: 

The picture is courtesy of Australian Ageing Agenda.

Same-sex attracted older women and their later life care provisions

Same-sex attracted women are less likely to be partnered or have children and more likely to be estranged from their families of origin than their heterosexual counterparts. They are therefore more likely to be dependent on ‘families of choice’ (friends, and networks of friends) to provide care provisions in later life.

A resource kit targeting depression and anxiety among older gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex Australians

This project aimed to develop, pilot and evaluate a resource to guide responses and practice of health professionals providing aged care services to older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people who have experienced depression and anxiety.