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This powerful book portrays the trauma of anti-gay violence and will stimulate thought, research and action on the problem.
Developed from a special issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, it presents an overview of the problem, discusses the context of anti-gay violence, focuses on both victims and perpetrators and concludes with coverage of a variety of community responses across the nation. Topics covered include the social psychology of bigotry, treatment and service interventions and mental health consequences. Each section opens with a survivor's actual story - first person accounts - to give the reader insight into the reality of this serious social problem.
Foreword - The Honorable John Conyers Jr Introduction Survivor's Story - Claudia Brenner Eight Bullets PART ONE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEM Anti-Gay Violence and Victimizaton in the United States - Kevin T Berrill An Overview Trends in Violence and Discrimination Against Gay Men in New York City - Laura Dean, Shanyu Wu and John L Martin
1984 to 1990
Violence in the Streets - Beatrice von Schulthess Anti-Lesbian Assault and Harassment in San Francisco Violence Against Lesbian and Gay Male Youths - Joyce Hunter Survivor's Story - Bob Gravel PART TWO: THE CONTEXT The Social Context of Hate Crimes - Gregory M Herek Notes on Cultural Heterosexism The Ecology of Anti-Gay Violence - Howard J Ehrlich Conceptualizing Anti-Gay Violence - Joseph Harry Thinking More Clearly About Hate-Motivated Crimes - Richard A Berk, Elizabeth A Boyd and Karl M Hamner Survivor's Story - William Edward Hassel PART THREE: PERPETRATORS Psychological Heterosexism and Anti-Gay Violence - Gregory M Herek The Social Psychology of Bigotry and Bashing Kids Who Attack Gays - Eric Weissman Gay-Bashing - Karl M Hamner A Social Identity Analysis of Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men The Gay Bashers - Michael Collins Survivor's Story - Kathleen Sarris PART FOUR: SURVIVING AND RESPONDING Violence and Victimization of Lesbians and Gay Men - Linda Garnets, Gregory M Herek and Barrie Levy Mental Health Consequences Treatment and Service Interventions for Lesbian and Gay Male Crime Victims - David M Wertheimer The Community Response to Violence in San Francisco - Gregory M Herek An Interview with Wenny Kusuma, Lester Olmstead-Rose and Jill Tregor Organizing Against Hate on Campus - Kevin T Berrill Strategies for Activists Documenting the Victimization of Lesbians and Gay Men - Gregory M Herek and Kevin T Berrill Methodological Issues PART FIVE: IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY Primary and Secondary Victimization in Anti-Gay Hate Crimes - Kevin T Berrill and Gregory M Herek Official Response and Public Policy