The gender and sexual diversity of the global population is growing fast worldwide.
However, limited empirical research has examined well-being and health and their determinants in sexual and gender diverse communities across distinct cultural and social contexts.
The Global Pride Project is designed to explore sexuality and gender with scholars from around the globe. This project builds upon an Aging with Pride preconference held at the World Congress and a subsequent special double issue publication that was edited by Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen and Brian de Vries, which included 15 papers presenting research studies from 10 countries across 6 continents on sexual and gender diversity andlongevity and health.
The project builds upon the collaborations across the globe for a Global Pride Network to support international and interdisciplinary work on sexuality and gender worldwide – and to conduct a pilot study. The project is funded through innovation supports, including UW SSW Institute of Excellence 75-2219 (Fredriksen-Goldsen, K.I., PI).
By drawing upon international, interdisciplinary experts, this special issue addresses the unique cultural influences, dimensions, and dynamic nature of conducting research with LGBT older adults and presents cutting-edge findings, conceptual frameworks, and practices, as well as a nuanced perspective on the strengths and challenges facing LGBT older adults in countries around the world.
We highlight the lessons learned across the varied international landscape from 6 continents, spanning 10 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Israel, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States as well as HIV across the globe. These special issues were edited by Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen and Brian de Vries.
We have developed an international network of scholars and researchers to share knowledge and experiences and collaborate in studying sexuality, gender, health (holistically), age, and longevity, as well as the impact of COVID-19 across diverse global communities.