The Generation study is the first long-term, five year study to examine the health and well-being across three generations of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGB). Investigators in the Generations study will use both qualitative and quantitative methods, asking about LGB people’s sense of identity and identification with the LGB community, stressors and challenges they experience, resilience and sources of strength, and health and well-being.
An innovative quantitative survey procedure will identify Black, Latino, and White LGB individuals in the United States. Respondents will participate in the study over a 5-year period to detect changes in the social environment as people age. The qualitative portion of the study will collect narrative life histories of Black, Latino, White, and Asian LGB individuals living in urban and non-urban regions of New York, California, and Arizona.