This study examines global social networks—including friendship, support, and acquaintance networks—of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT older adults. Utilizing data from a large community-based study, we employ multiple regression analyses to examine correlates of social network size and diversity. Controlling for background characteristics, network size was positively associated with being female, transgender identity, employment, higher income, having a partner or a child, identity disclosure to a neighbor, engagement in religious activities, and service use. Controlling in addition for network size, network diversity was positively associated with younger age, being female, transgender identity, identity disclosure to a friend, religious activity, and service use. According to social capital theory, social networks provide a vehicle for social resources that can be beneficial for successful aging and well-being. This study is a first step at understanding the correlates of social network size and diversity among LGBT older adults.
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I came out as bisexual in At the time, it was the only way to explain my sexual attraction to people regardless of their gender, rather than specifically men or women. Then and today, bisexuals are often exposed to stigma from both the majority population, for not being heterosexual, and by the gay and lesbian communities for not having exclusive same-gender relationships and attractions. Negative myths about bisexuals persist, such as the assumption that bisexuals are promiscuous, in the closet, or are unable to commit within a relationship.