Often, mature gay men are left to fend for themselves with the majority of queer groups and government funded organisations focusing on queer youth, and young gay men.
This, however, is a trend that can be seen across the world regardless of ones sexuality.
The fact is that mature individuals have a wealth of knowledge, experience and a lifetime of stories to share about getting to that point in their lives.
Mature people have lived, and they have lived in ways that seem foreign and unknown to the youth of today.
On the bright side, there are a growing number of events, and organisations which celebrate older gay men and women and who have or continue to tirelessly work in trying to break down the stigma and stereotypes that are often associated with mature gay men.
Put simply, to be ageist or to hold prejudices against mature men is a waste of time.
The findings, to be published in the November edition of ‘Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin’, concluded that men find the propect of dating intelligent women intimidating.
The study, carried out by researchers the University of Buffalo, California Lutheran University and University of Texas, Austin, posits that men’s attraction to certain traits in women can be directly affected by how realistic a romantic prospect their potential lover is.
In 2015, a non-profit gay group in South Florida, was accused of discrimination after they stated that anyone over the age of 40 would be required to pay a 'donation' to obtain entry into a pool party that the group was hosting.
What's sad is that this is not an isolated occurrence.
Often, this will see older men relegated to the stands, or limited to their own 'specialised' floats.
It’s a bizarre occurrence because there's a certain arrogance in the idea that whilst you're young, you're never going to get 'old', despite the idea that getting old and growing mature is a simple, and unavoidable, fact of life.
Young gay men, these days, have a lot more freedom than what Mature Gays have held, and as a result the queer community has blossomed into a diverse, and multi-faceted community.