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  • Coming Out, Coming Home

    Coming Out, Coming Home

    by Joan Golding / Peter Wood

    Growth in freedom for the parents of gay and lesbian chilren. “Hey mum. I’m gay, you know!”, “Yes, darling. I know” Joan vividly recalls the moment her son, Martin, “came out”. “When I was about fifteen, my mother said she would rather her sons dropped dead right there and then that grow up to be queer….. I could never bring myself to tell her who I was” Gay celibate Catholic priest, Peter Wood, MSC, remembers his own experience as the “different one” in his family. No reader will fail to be...

  • Counseling LGBTI Clients

    Counseling LGBTI Clients

    by Kevin Alderson

    Counselling LGBTI Clients is a comprehensive, practical, easy-to-read guide for both emerging practitioners and current practitioners, LGBTI individuals, and those who know them. It combines theory, research and practice with a framework that focuses on challenging and changing beliefs and attitudes toward each LGBTI subgroup, gaining current knowledge about the subgroup, and empathetically developing skills to work effectively with the subgroup in a LGBTI-affirmative manner. *Contents:* Preface 1. Introduction 2. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Regarding LGBTI Individuals 3. Gay Boys and Men 4. Lesbian Girls and Women 5. Bisexual Boys and...

  • Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students

    Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students

    by Peter DeWitt

    This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the topic of safeguarding sexually diverse students. The author explains why this group of students has been marginalized, the need for safeguards, and whyAthis group is at high risk of dropping out of school. This text also describes the history behind the stereotypes of the GLBT community and how harmful they can be for this student population. Included is practical information that administrators and staff can use in their daily practice, such as how to: Implement curriculum and offer professional development ideas...

  • LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research

    LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research

    by University of California Press

    Hardback book Publish date: February 2017 Nationally representative studies confirm that LGBTQ individuals are at an elevated risk of experiencing intimate partner violence. At the same time, while many similarities exist between LGBTQ and heterosexual intimate partner violence, research has illuminated a variety of unique aspects of LGBTQ intimate partner violence regarding the predictors of perpetration, the specific forms of abuse experienced, barriers to help-seeking for victims, and policy and intervention needs. This is the first book that systematically reviews literature regarding LGBTQ intimate partner violence, draws key lessons for current practice and...

  • Modern Families: Parents and Children in New Family Forms

    Modern Families: Parents and Children in New Family Forms

    by Susan Golombok

    Modern Families brings together research on parenting and child development in new family forms including lesbian mother families, gay father families, families headed by single mothers by choice and families created by assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation and surrogacy. This research is examined in the context of the issues and concerns that have been raised regarding these families. The findings not only contest popular myths and assumptions about the social and psychological consequences for children of being raised in new...

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Issues in Society - Volume 378

    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Issues in Society - Volume 378

    by Editor: Justin Healey

    Sexual orientation and gender identity are separate, distinct parts of people’s overall identity. Equality and freedom from discrimination are human rights belonging to all people, however, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) people experience harassment and hostility in many areas of everyday life. Under recently enacted Australian law it is illegal to discriminate against a person on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status. Same-sex couples are now also protected from discrimination under the definition of ‘marital or relationship status’. This book explores issues...

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