positively gay

Positively Gay
Author: Betty Berzon
Publisher:
Release Date: 1992
Pages: 296
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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When POSITIVELY GAY was first published in 1979, it was widely praised for its practical treatment of a variety of topics affecting the lives of gays and lesbians. With a list of contributors from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and approaches, this important resource, compiled by Dr. Betty Berzon, spotlights significant but often overlooked topics such as building successful same-sex partnerships, reconciling religious dilemmas, coming out to one'¬?s family, creating gay families, using voting power to effect change, dealing with legal and financial issues, and living as a gay person of color. Gay and lesbian readers will find much to inform and guide them on their journey to self-acceptance.‚Ä¢ Replaces previous edition: ISBN 0-89087-676-2.‚Ä¢ Previous editions sold 50,000 copies.‚Ä¢ Provides information on recent developments and debates that have affected gay culture, including the Internet and same-sex marriage.

Lesbian And Gay Voices
Author: Frances Ann Day
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 268
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Organizes a list of books by and about gays and lesbians into such categories as picture books, fiction, short stories, nonfiction, biography, and books useful for librarians, educators, and parents.

Lesbian  Gay  And Bisexual Identities Over The Lifespan
Author: Anthony R. D'Augelli
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1995-02-09
Pages: 472
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Over the last fifteen years, psychological research regarding sexual orientation has seen explosive growth. In this book, Anthony R. D'Augelli and Charlotte J. Patterson bring together top experts to offer a comprehensive overview of what we have discovered--and what we still need to learn--about lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities. Writing in clear, nontechnical language, the contributors cover a range of topics, including conceptions of sexual identity, development over the lifespan, family and other personal relationships, parenting, and bigotry and discrimination. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities Over the Lifespan is essential reading for researchers, students, social scientists, mental health practitioners, and general readers who seek the most up-to-date and authoritative treatment of the subject available.

The Therapist S Notebook For Lesbian  Gay  And Bisexual Clients
Author: Joy S. Whitman
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Pages: 340
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Most therapy is set up in a heterosexist context. Explore the issues facing your gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients--and how to deal with them! The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients offers therapists treating lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients innovative, practical interventions plus homework and hands-on activities tailored to these populations. Use the notebook to explore the issues surrounding coming out, homophobia in the workplace, spirituality, identity formation, and issues that require a non-heterosexist approach, such as domestic violence and relationship concerns. Grounded in current theory, each chapter explains the rationale for the activity it proposes, includes contraindications, and provides a list of helpful resources for therapists and clients. Here are just a few of the issues this extraordinary book explores in its four thoughtfully planned sections: Section I: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Coming Out and Managing Homophobia and Heterosexism addresses: conflicts in self-perceptions obstacles to the growth of a healthy GLB identity dealing with the trauma and anxiety that result from discrimination using semi-hypnotic visualization to treat internalized homophobia helping bisexuals decide whether to come out or to “pass” coping with internalized homophobic messages dealing with heterosexism in the workplace or at school Section II: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Relationship Issues will help you and your clients understand and work on issues involving: choosing the right partner intimacy and gender roles financial stability assimilation, queer pride, and everything in between how ethnicity and coupling impact sexual identity negotiating a healthy open relationship sexual concerns, sexual dysfunction, and pleasuring sexual role values for bisexual and lesbian women Section III: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Gender, Ethnic, and Sexual Identity Issues addresses “who am I” issues: sexual orientation and gender identity the intersection of sexual and ethnic identity oppression on multiple fronts gender exploration for lesbians Section IV: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Specific Issues tackles concepts including: enhancing resilience through spirituality reconciling with religion spiritual wellness and the spiritual autobiography body image disturbances unwanted sexual behavior creating a safety plan in case of same-sex domestic violence alienation and finding a caring community medication adherence for HIV+ clients the difficulties faced by coupled lesbians with children family care planning addiction and recovery healing from the wounds of homophobia relationships with ex-partners managing workplace stress If you're new to treating lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients you’ll find rich material, based in current literature, to guide your work. If you've already worked extensively with LGBT clients, the activities and fresh, innovative strategies in The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients will expand and invigorate your skills.

Gay And Lesbian Professionals In The Closet
Author: Teresa Decrescenzo
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2020-03-24
Pages: 118
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The closet takes its toll on its dwellers through their experiences of isolation, fear, paranoia, potentially increased internalized homophobia, and dissonance between role and identity; yet many people in the helping professions do not feel that it is desirable or even appropriate to disclose their sexual orientation to those receiving help. Gay and Lesbian Professionals in the Closet explores the different positions people take on this provocative issue, the arguments they use to support their positions, and why the issue may not be as clear-cut as it sometimes seems. While complex sociopsychological factors, cultural values and influences, and legal issues keep many gays, lesbians, and bisexuals in the closet, closeted practice may have its advantages. A closeted practitioner, whether case manager, counselor, psychotherapist, physician, or minister, can bring understanding and insight to practice with homosexual clients and their families, as well as lend substantial support to openly gay and lesbian helping professionals. Yet, as Gay and Lesbian Professionals in the Closet reveals, being closeted can compromise your integrity, as well as that of your clients, and the benefits of being out will likely outweigh those of being closeted. Being out will help readers: counteract stereotypes of gays and lesbians allow you to serve as a role model improve the quality of care offered by traditionally homophobic, or homo-ignorant, institutions and employees contribute to the establishment of affirming services and environments for both yourself and your clients stop segregating your sexual life from the rest of your life attain credibility with your clients not feed repression through silence As Gay and Lesbian Professionals in the Closet will show readers, it is always important to consider patients’needs and each work setting before coming out, but gay, lesbian, and bisexual social service providers should make decisions on a case-by-case basis, not avoid being out altogether. Being open in the workplace will remind caregivers, clients, and coworkers of the exemplary citizenship and service gays, lesbians, and bisexuals are capable of offering. Think again whether the closet carries protective cover from discrimination or tacit endorsement of homophobia.

Gay Relationships
Author: John P. De Cecco
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 1988
Pages: 290
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A book certain to appeal to many readers. Experts discuss the intricacies of maintaining a positive affirming relationship. Entire sections of this large and impressive 300-page anthology cover the gamut of gay relationships, including what can go right--or what can go wrong, where to look for lovers, what it takes to maintain a gay relationship, how to solve problems in a relationship, difficulties in role expectations, depression, excessive drinking, and much more.

Reader S Guide To Lesbian And Gay Studies
Author: Timothy F. Murphy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 720
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).

Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  And Transgender Aging
Author: Douglas Kimmel
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2006-05-09
Pages: 320
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of subjects and provides a comprehensive knowledge base for practitioners, students, and researchers. Contributors address topics such as sexuality, relationships, legal issues, retirement planning, physical and mental health, substance abuse, community needs, gay and lesbian grandparents, and a model agency dedicated to delivering services to the senior LGBT population. Their writing takes a gay-affirmative approach that focuses on resilience, coping, and successful adaptation to aging and is sensitive to the importance of historical oppression in the lives of older members of sexual minorities. The authors also pay close attention to ethnic and cultural issues and identify where further research is needed. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging is a groundbreaking collection of some of the most significant voices in this area of research today. Gerontologists and those who serve the LGBT community are in great need of the information contained in this singular and definitive resource.

Psychological Perspectives On Lesbian  Gay  And Bisexual Experiences
Author: Linda Garnets
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2003-05-14
Pages: 832
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Designed for both the undergraduate and graduate classroom, this selection of important articles provides a comprehensive overview of current thought about the psychological issues affecting lesbians, bisexuals, and gay men. The editors have revised and updated the introduction and included a new set of articles for the second edition, most of which have been published since the release of the first edition of Psychological Perspectives. The book is divided into eight sections that deal with the meaning of sexual orientation; the psychological dimensions of prejudice, discrimination, and violence; identity development; diversity; relationships and families; adolescence, midlife, and aging; mental health; and the status of practice, research, and public policy bearing on homosexuality and bisexuality in American psychology.

Queer Blues
Author: Kimeron Hardin
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2001-06-25
Pages: 260
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Queer Blues is the only guide to focus on the triggers of depression specific to the gay and lesbian community and to offer concrete strategies to overcome them. The authors explain the many forms of depression and explore its unique impact on lesbians and gay men. If you're a lesbian or a gay man struggling with depression, this book offers you real tools for real change. A self-test helps you determine your own level of depression and assess its impact on your life. With this information, go on to explore the reciprocal relationship between mood and self-esteem. Examine your core beliefs about self-worth and identify self-sabotaging habits that may make you vulnerable to both insecurity and depression. A final section provides tested, practical methods distilled from the authors' more than twenty-five years of clinical experience to help you build a plan to effectively manage your depression.

Conversations About Psychology And Sexual Orientation
Author: Janis S. Bohan
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 1999-08-01
Pages: 233
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Paul Davidson is one of America's most prolific academic economists. Editor of the Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics and holder of the Holly chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee, Professor Davidson has written broadly over thirty years on topics as diverse as income distribution, oil and natural resource use, economietric models, finance and financial markets, inflation, and unemployment. This two volume work contains most of Davidson's professional journal articles, a number of previously unpublished papers, and a sample of his policiy oriented testimonies before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and bank regulators. The topics addressed in this collection among others are: monetary theory and policy; employment theory; and income distribution and inflation.

Positively Gay
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Release Date: 1984
Pages: 218
ISBN:
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Substance Use Disorders In Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  And Transgender Clients
Author: Sandra C. Anderson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2009-07-29
Pages: 272
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Internalized homophobia, alienation, poor support structures, and high levels of depression all contribute to substance abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with social activity at bars and clubs reinforcing addictive behavior. The threat of bias in treatment programs also prevents many from seeking help. An essential resource for human service professionals searching for the latest research on these unique issues, this volume features both state of the art practice methods for treating substance use disorders and up-to-date analyses of sexual orientation and gender identity issues, heterosexism, and the ethical challenges of working with the LGBT community. Sandra Anderson discusses practice with individuals, couples, families, and small groups, as well as practice at the program level. Drawing on case studies with her own clients and from social service agencies that treat LGBT clients, Anderson emphasizes evidence-based treatment models, including motivational enhancement therapy, contingency management, the matrix model, and community reinforcement. Packed with recommendations for effective practice, this singular volume confronts the obstacles faced not only by clients with addictions but also by the LGBT population as a whole.

Gay Men Choosing Parenthood
Author: Gerald P. Mallon
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2004-01-07
Pages: 153
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Gay parenting is a topic on which almost everyone has an opinion but almost nobody has any facts. Here at last is a book based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union—through foster care, adoption, and other kinship relationships. This book reveals how very natural and possible gay parenthood can be. What factors influence this decision? How do the experiences of gay dads compare to those of heterosexual men? How effectively do professional services such as support groups serve gay fathers and prospective gay fathers? What elements of the social climate are helpful—and hurtful? Gay Men Choosing Parenthood challenges a great deal of misinformation, showing how gay fathers from different backgrounds adapted, perceived, and constructed their options and their families.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook Of Transpersonal Psychology
Author: Harris L. Friedman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-08-07
Pages: 744
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more

Positively American
Author: Chuck Schumer
Publisher: Rodale Books
Release Date: 2007-01-23
Pages: 288
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New York's popular senior senator, who won reelection by the largest margin in the state's history, offers a bold plan for change in the Democratic party. As the results of the last presidential election played out, it became clear that while Democrats call themselves the party of the middle, the middle class does not consider the Democrats their party. Now, Chuck Schumer, who has gained national prominence as the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and as a member of the Finance Committee, offers his plan for capturing the middle-class vote and moving his party back into the majority. Democrats can accomplish this, the senator explains, without abandoning their traditional principles. Schumer envisions a hypothetical, average middle-class American family--he thinks of them as "The Baileys"--who spend "as much time talking about the cost of cornflakes as the cost of the national debt." He then details specific proposals he believes would keep America safe, secure, and on top, and support the aspirations of a prosperous and growing middle class, while also speaking to anxieties created in a world changed by technology and globalization.

Martin Luther King Jr   Homosexuality  And The Early Gay Rights Movement
Author: Michael G. Long
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2012-11-28
Pages: 191
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Martin Luther King, Jr., was not an advocate of homosexual rights, nor was he an enemy; however both sides of the debate have used his words in their arguments, including his widow, in support of gay rights, and his daughter, in rejection. This fascinating situation poses the problem that Michael G. Long seeks to address and resolve.

Encyclopedia Of Gay Histories And Cultures
Author: George Haggerty
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Pages: 986
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Magnificent Plebeian
Author: Julia Magruder
Publisher:
Release Date: 1888
Pages: 228
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Macmillan S Magazine
Author: David Masson
Publisher:
Release Date: 1874
Pages:
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