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Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia
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Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia

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Volume: 17
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Gay & Lesbian Studies

September 1996 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In addition to the stresses of everyday life, gay men, lesbians and bisexuals experience multiple pressures and constraints related to their chosen lifestyles. This volume examines the gay and lesbian experience in light of this additional tension - which can result in psychopathology - and points towards a future free of heterosexism.

The internationally renowned contributors argue that the stress of `coming out', uncertainties concerning parenting children, and the difficulties facing ethnic minority lesbians, gay men and bisexuals cannot be adequately addressed without confronting the heterosexual bias in society. They propose methods geared towards eliminating heterosexual bias in a number of settings, including health care, psychotherapy and education.

Esther D Rothblum and Lynne A Bond
Introduction
 
PART ONE: INSTITUTIONS AND SYSTEMS
Celia Kitzinger
Speaking of Oppression
Psychology, Politics and the Language of Power  
Connie S Chan
Combating Heterosexism in Educational Institutions
Structural Changes and Strategies  
Laura S Brown
Preventing Heterosexism and Bias in Psychotherapy and Counseling
Beverly Greene
Lesbians and Gay Men of Color
The Legacy of Ethnosexual Mythologies in Heterosexism  
Rachel E Perkins
Rejecting Therapy
Using Our Communities  
 
PART TWO: RELATIONSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT
Paula C Rust
Finding a Sexual Identity and Community
Therapeutic Implications and Cultural Assumptions in Scientific Models of Coming Out  
Anthony R D'Augelli
Enhancing the Development of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youths
Suzanna Rose
Lesbian and Gay Love Scripts
Oliva M Espín
Immigrant and Refugee Lesbians
Charlotte J Patterson
Contributions of Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children to the Prevention of Heterosexism
 
PART THREE: SOCIETAL STRUCTURES AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Michael W Ross
Societal Reaction and Homosexuality
Acculturation, Life Events Stressors and Social Supports as Mediators of Response to Homonegative Attitudes  
Jeanine C Cogan
The Prevention of Anti-Lesbian/Gay Hate Crimes through Social Change and Empowerment
Lynda J Ames
Homo-Phobia, Homo-Ignorance, Homo-Hate
Heterosexism and AIDS  
Joy A Livingston
Individual Action and Political Strategies
Creating a Future Free of Heterosexism  

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