Is It a Choice? Answers to the Most Frequently Asked

Eric Marcus

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The issues that arise in lesbian- and gay-parented families are a function of two things: One is the rich variety of family constellations they comprise, and the other is the fact that they are living in a society which does not yet value rich variety. Therapy directed specifically at changing sexual orientation is not recommended and may be harmful for an unwilling teen. In June 2012, Denmark’s legislature passed a bill legalizing gay marriage. Sexual risk taking among transgender male-to-female youths with different partner types.

So Your Child is Gay

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Indeed, recent reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Healthy People 2020, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have highlighted the need for such long-overdue attention. 1-3 The health care disparities that affect this population are closely tied to sexual and social stigma that linger to this day. 2 Herek and colleagues have defined sexual stigma as the “society's shared belief system through which homosexuality is denigrated, discredited, and constructed as invalid relative to heterosexuality.” 4 This construct has resulted in social determinants that affect the health of LGBT people, such as legal discrimination regarding access to health insurance, a lack of appropriate social programs, and a shortage of providers who are culturally competent in and knowledgeable about LGBT health. 3 In a 2012 literature review of 17 studies of nurses’ attitudes toward the LGBT population, Dorsen noted that although eight studies were “positively leaning,” every study found evidence of negative attitudes. 5 Because of various study limitations and a lack of outcomes research, the author cautioned care in generalizing the findings, and called for more rigorous research.

Gay Pride Notebook 18: Purchase of this notebook makes a

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The report of the survey also included a useful comparison of estimates from different sources. He notes that serving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth with sensitivity and care is a priority for FYSB. S. population (284,800,000 total population, according to the U. As a rule, try to avoid labeling an activity, emotion or relationship gay, lesbian, or bisexual unless you would call the same activity, emotion or relationship "straight" if engaged in by someone of another orientation.

A Burst of Light: Essays

Audre Lorde

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Contact directory@LambdaLV.com for information on how to be included. Lesbian social drinking: The role of alcohol in growing up and living as lesbian. Published on 05/31/2012. http://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/publications/downloads/recommended-practices-youth.pdf (pdf format) Resources on LGBTQ youth in the Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems - The documents are part of a new tool kit from the National Center for Lesbian Rights designed to educate people about the experiences of LGBTQ youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems.

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name - A Biomythography (Crossing

Audre Lorde

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Read More The Gay and Lesbian Market: New Trends, New Opportunities, 3rd Edition ...leading practice in gay and lesbian marketing, the report provides an overview of key characteristics of the gay and lesbian population, including income levels and household structure. Gay and lesbian couples can still be discriminated against in housing and business in most of the US. “Loss of Consortium” allows a married heterosexual to collect damages against any who injures their married partner.

Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of

Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr.

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This suggests that 0.2% of American adults are vegans. I just thought this was amazing and shows how progressive Oklahoma is becoming. These groups are broadly focused on positive mental health and physical health coping strategies and behaviors that promote overall wellbeing. An understanding of how social determinants of health—including race and ethnicity, literacy level, educational level, legal status, economic status, and geographic location—further affect health, and of their role in creating or exacerbating health care disparities in this population, is also essential.

Straight Jobs Gay Lives : Gay and Lesbian Professionals, the

Annette Friskopp

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In opposite-sex relationships, the average age gap between the older and the younger partner was 3.7 years. The beautiful, ethnic neighborhood is primarily known for it's Swedish heritage. The national lesbian family study: 2. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 69, 362-369. Protection from violence, harassment and bullying is essential to ensure that all persons can fully enjoy all human rights. Full attendance is required, variable credits may not be awarded per the Pennsylvania State Board.

Queer Girls in Class: Lesbian Teachers and Students Tell

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Health Care for Women International, 13, 181-198. These inequities include higher rates of obesity, tobacco use, suicide, violence, substance abuse, certain cancers, and heart disease. When those who say they have shifted to supporting same-sex marriage are asked why their views changed, people offer a range of answers. Putin and other Russian officials repeatedly confuse homosexuality with paedophilia in public statements as an attempt to make their persecuting laws seem honourable.

Lesbians in Academia: Degrees of Freedom

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How popular is motorcoach transportation to and from the city? K., however, suggested that 12-year-olds raised by mother-only families (lesbian or heterosexual) scored the same on masculinity factors as sons raised by a mother and a father. The result; a refined and spirited insight as to the issues, passions and trends that drive this dynamic and influential demographic. Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising.

Coming Out: Irish Gay Experiences: A must read for coming

Glen O'Brien

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Bernie Sanders repeatedly demanding that Clinton release the transcripts, and Clinton repeatedly refusing to do so...... Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2011. doi:10.17226/13128. particular study’s research goals, standardization of measures in federally funded surveys would help improve knowledge about LGBT health because it would allow for the comparison and combination of data across studies. This is a population that has been found to experience increased risk of sexual violence while in detention.