HomeLPU – Laguna Journal of Arts and Sciencesvol. 3 no. 1 (2018)

PHENOMENOLOGY OF DEATH: ANALYSIS ON THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF THE GOLDEN GAYS

Patricia Andrea C. Tolentino | Vince Justin T Miguel | Nelson Tenorio

 

Abstract:

The elderly gay population has had little to no research done. In this paper, Phenomenology of Death: Analysis on the Lived Experiences of the Golden Gays, the researchers have found out that most elderly gay men have been living on their own for the majority of their lives. Though this may be the case, based from the interviews, these individuals have been living happily. The PERMA Theory and Meaning Management Theory strengthened this claim. Also, these individuals, while taking into consideration of their age, have come up with subjective meanings towards their end of life as interpreted in the coding process. These subjective meanings are formations taken from their experiences that led to creating an idea of what death is. Death is a race to some, others view it as a destination, and some view it as inevitability. These subjective experiences make these individuals seem as if though they are unfazed and contented with what they have.