|Based on media representations alone, you might think that the average age of American gay men is approximately 28. But the fact is, the gay population is aging at the same rate as the general population, with one in five over the age of 60. And while the heterosexual population is awash with representations of seniors, the gay population has virtually nothing in the way of older role models. John Lockhart provides a series of memorable snapshots of aging gay American men in these interviews crossing all regional, financial, and ethnic boundaries. The men reflect on a broad spectrum of issues: sex, spirituality, self-image, finances, health, and retirement living. A straightforward and practical book, The Gay Man's Guidet to Growing Older gives gay men a touchstone for planning their years as vital, productive, passionate seniors. Marketing Plans:National Advertising: The AdvocateAwareness Campaign: Gay Over 50 Clubs, Gay PsychotherapistsA former lobbyist, John Lockhart, 68, is a dedicated runner. Since 1986 he has been a Gay Games Gold Medal-winner in the marathon, half-marathon, and 10K race. A visit to an 82-year-old friend he had not seen in 20 years sparked the idea for The Gay Man's Guidet to Growing Older , Lockhart's first book. Lockhart makes his home in San Diego, CA.