Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia

Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia

by Esther D. Rothblum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761900225

ISBN-13: 9780761900221

Pub. Date: 08/06/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Even in today's society, gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals experience multiple pressures and constraints related to their chosen 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 this…  See more details below

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Even in today's society, gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals experience multiple pressures and constraints related to their chosen 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 this 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 to the elimination of the 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761900221
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/06/1996
Series:
Primary Prevention of Psychopathology Series, #17
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Approaches to the Prevention of Heterosexism and Homophobia
1Speaking of Oppression: Psychology, Politics, and the Language of Power3
2Combating Heterosexism in Educational Institutions: Structural Changes and Strategies20
3Preventing Heterosexism and Bias in Psychotherapy and Counseling36
4Lesbians and Gay Men of Color: The Legacy of Ethnosexual Mythologies in Heterosexism59
5Rejecting Therapy: Using Our Communities71
6Finding a Sexual Identity and Community: Therapeutic Implications and Cultural Assumptions in Scientific Models of Coming Out87
7Enhancing the Development of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths124
8Lesbian and Gay Love Scripts151
9Immigrant and Refugee Lesbians174
10Contributions of Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children to the Prevention of Heterosexism184
11Societal Reaction and Homosexuality: Culture, Acculturation, Life Events, and Social Supports as Mediators of Response to Homonegative Attitudes205
12The Prevention of Anti-Lesbian/Gay Hate Crimes Through Social Change and Empowerment219
13Homo-Phobia, Homo-Ignorance, Homo-Hate: Heterosexism and AIDS239
14Individual Action and Political Strategies: Creating a Future Free of Heterosexism253
Index267
About the Contributors279

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