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Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia
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Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia



© 1996 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Even in today's society, gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals experience multiple pressures and constraints related to their lifestyles, in addition to the stresses of everyday life. This dual tension can result in psychopathology among gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals. Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia examines the gay and lesbian experience in light of their tension and points toward a future free of heterosexism. The stress of "coming out," the uncertainty of parenting their children, and the difficulties facing ethnic minority lesbians and bisexuals cannot be adequately addressed without confronting the heterosexual bias in society. The contributors to this informative volume propose methods geared toward eliminating heterosexual bias in various settings--health care, therapy, communities, corporate America, and education. Ultimately, this book examines both the risks and joys of being gay, lesbian, and bisexual, and how to prevent heterosexism and its effects on the lives of all people, including those of heterosexuals. Students and professionals in interpersonal communication and interpersonal relations, clinical psychology, and public health will benefit greatly from the original perspectives this book has to offer.
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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