Overcoming Heterosexism and Homophobia: Strategies That Work

Overcoming Heterosexism and Homophobia: Strategies That Work

by James T. Sears
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231104227

ISBN-13: 9780231104227

Pub. Date: 06/26/1997

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Providing strategies fhat can be adopted by educators, counselors, community activists and leaders, and those working in the lesbian and gay community, the contributors discuss role-playing exercises, suggestions for beginning a dialogue, methods of "coming out" effectively to family members and coworkers, and outlines for workshops.  See more details below

Overview

Providing strategies fhat can be adopted by educators, counselors, community activists and leaders, and those working in the lesbian and gay community, the contributors discuss role-playing exercises, suggestions for beginning a dialogue, methods of "coming out" effectively to family members and coworkers, and outlines for workshops.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231104227
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/26/1997
Series:
Between Men - between Women Series
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. IFoundational Issues11
Thinking Critically/Intervening Effectively About Homophobia and Heterosexism13
Changing Homophobic and Heterosexist Attitudes: An Overview of Persuasive Communication Approaches49
Effective Coming Out: Self-Disclosure Strategies to Reduce Sexual Identity Bias65
Multicultural Perspectives on Reducing Heterosexism: Looking for Strategies That Work76
Pt. IIWorking with Ethnic Groups and Family Members89
Challenging Complexities: Strategies with Asian Americans in Southern California Against (Heterosex)Isms91
Working with Heterosexismo in Latino/a Immigrant Los Angeles: Reflections on Community Background, Processes, and Practices104
Reducing Homophobia in African American Communities117
Homophobia and Anti-Semitism: Making the Links131
A Three-Legged Stool: PFLAG's Support, Education, and Advocacy141
Anger to Advocacy: Support Groups for Nongay Spouses148
Using Music to Reduce Homophobia and Heterosexism156
Pt. IIIWorking with Students167
Challenging Representations of Sexuality Through Story and Performance169
Teaching About Homophobia at a Historically Black University: A Role Play for Undergraduate Students182
"But You Seem So Normal!": Multidimensional Approaches to Unlearning Homophobia on a College Campus197
Language in the Classroom: Opening Conversations About Lesbian and Gay Issues in Senior High English209
Promoting Respect for Different Viewpoints and Ways of Living to Australian High School Students218
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Orientation: The Coaches' Corner233
Pt. IVWorking in Professional Training Programs247
Elementary School Teachers: Homophobia Reduction in a Staff Development Context249
You Can't Be for Children and Against Their Families: Family Diversity Workshops for Elementary School Teachers261
Sensitive Supervisors, Prepared Practicum, and "Queer" Clients: A Training Model for Beginning Counselors272
Strategies for Reducing Social Work Students' Homophobia287
Gay and Lesbian Issues in U.S. Medical Schools: Climate and Curriculum299
Educating Criminal Justice College Students About Sexual Orientation, Homophobia, and Heterosexism311
Sexual Orientation Training in Law Enforcement Agencies: A Preliminary Review of What Works326
PT. VWorking Within Institutions339
Changing the Church: Lessons Learned in the Struggle to Reduce Institutional Heterosexism in the Episcopal Church341
Homophobia and the U.S. Roman Catholic Clergy354
Building Alliances: The Case of the Japanese American Citizens League Endorsement of Same-Sex Marriage371
Thinking Homo/Economically380
Economic Power as a Means of Reducing Heterosexism: Personal Financial Planning Strategies391
Making Allies of Co-Workers: Educating the Corporate World402
Creating Change: Making an Impact in the Local News Media416
Changing Gay and Lesbian Images in the Media427
Contributors443
Index449

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