Presented by Dr Peter Robinson on 10th October 2014.
For more than a decade Peter Robinson has looked at how age and aging affect gay men’s life experiences and life course. In his first book, The Changing World of Gay Men (2008) he examined the effect of generational identity on Australian gay men’s coming out and relations with families, friends, lovers and partners. His second book, Gay Mens’s Relationships Across the Life Course (2013) looked more closely at the effect of age and ageing on an international sample of gay men’s personal and intimate relationships, for example, gay men’s lives as single man or fathers and their views of marriage and cohabitation. In this presentation, he surveys principle finding from his research that have a particular focus on what ageing means to gay men.