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About the Research​

The diversity of populations, including by sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity and expression, 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 Study was developed to explore these issues with scholars from around the globe. This project builds upon the 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 LGBTQITS (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit and sexual and gender diverse) longevity and health.

As a result of the tremendous response we received to the special issue, we reached out to established and new collaborators across the globe and created the Global Pride Network to support international and interdisciplinary work worldwide in these populations – and to conduct this study.

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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.

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Suen-Yiu Tung

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Cuauhtémoc Sánchez Vega


Biography: Psychology Graduate degree at UNAM. Master at Sexuality and Gender. Master at Education and teachers formation. Diplomas about HIV & AIDS, Sexual Transmited Infections, Crisis intervention, Thanatology, Abilities for life, Aging and Old age. I have worked with Health and Education Institutions across the country. And now I´m coordinator of a Master program of Sexuality in 3 states of the country. And a Diploma program about psychogerontology. Selected Works: Sánchez, V.C. (2019). Capítulo 16. Escala de actitudes y creencias en torno a la sexualidad de mujeres y hombres envejecidos. En Ma. Alonso Reyes, Montero-López Lena y Montes de Oca Zavala, (coord.). Desafíos en la vejez: salud, empleo y población. UNAM. Secretaría de Desarrollo Institucional. Sánchez, V. y Tinajero, M. (2019). Capítulo 9. Acumulación de la violencia basada en género en el curso de vida de mujeres envejecidas. En Montero-López Lena, Alonso Reyes y Sánchez Vega (coord.). Miradas de la vejez: calidad de vida, identidad, violencia y trabajo. UNAM. Secretaría de Desarrollo Institucional. Sánchez Vega, C. (2018). Potencialidades Sexuales: Marco teórico de la sexualidad en la vejez. En Guerrero Castañeda. (Coordinador). El adulto mayor en la contemporaneidad. (pp. 109-125). Guadalajara, Jalisco. México. Amaya Editores.
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王增勇 Frank Wang

National Chengchi University, Taiwan
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Kim Wilson


University of Guelph, Canada
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Martín Winzeler

Tarynn Witten

Tarynn Witten


Virginia Commonwealth University, US (retired)
Main Research Areas: Lifepath Disparities in the Trans* and Non-binary Populations populations, wisdom development and spirituality/religiosity Biography: Tarynn M. Witten, PhD, MSW, FGSA, is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and holder of the Inaugural Nathan W. Award for her work on the use of supercomputing algorithms to study the effects of sample size estimation on mortality patterns in different animal species. She is currently Emeritus Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. In the past, Dr. Witten has served as one of the consortium members of the Biomarkers of Aging Project located at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging. Dr. Witten was a member of the consulting consortium of the Healthy People 2010 Project and formerly served on the founding Board of Directors of the National AIDS and HIV over Fifty Association (NAHOF). She has served on the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force on Aging and as a member of the Virginia Commission on Aging. Along with her colleague Dr. A. Evan Eyler, she published the first refereed scientific research publication on violence and abuse in the transgender community, bringing to light the public health issues of violence against the trans-community. She has published over 60 research papers, books and book chapters related to gender-identity challenges in the elderly. She is the author of the UC Santa Barbara Center report on “Transgender & Intersex in the Military”, the first comprehensive report on the subject matter. Her book, “The Tao of Gender,” is a Taoist view of the transgender experience. Her most recent book is, “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Aging: Challenges in Research, Practice and Policy. She is the 2009 winner of VCU’s Burnside-Watstein award for her services to the GLBT community. She is an outspoken advocate for the rights of the trans*/non-binary and intersex-identified elderly populations. Selected Works: Witten, T.M. (2016). Health and well-being of transgender elders. (in). Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics – LGBT. (Eds.) Hash, K. & Rogers, A. New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing. Witten, T.M. (2016). Intersectional challenges of aging and of being a gender noncomforming adult. Generations, 40 (2): 63 – 70. Porter, K., Brennan-Ing, M., Chang, D., dickey, l., Singh, A., Bower, B. & Witten, T.M. (2016). Providing competent and affirming services for transgender and gender non-conforming older adults. Clinical Gerontologist. DOI: 10.1080/07317115.206.1203383