Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia

In addition to the stresses of everyday life, gay men, lesbians and bisexuals experience multiple pressures and constraints related to their chosen lifestyles. This volume examines the gay and lesbian experience in light of this additional tension - which can result in psychopathology - and points towards a future free of heterosexism.

The internationally renowned contributors argue that the stress of `coming out', uncertainties concerning parenting children, and the difficulties facing ethnic minority lesbians, gay men and bisexuals cannot be adequately addressed without confronting the heterosexual bias in society. They propose methods geared towards eliminating heterosexual bias in a number of settings, including health

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: August 1996
  • English
  • 9781452248509 / 0761900233
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 37.99 GBP
  • Pages: 304
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: edited by Esther Rothblum and Lynne A. Bond.
  • Biblio Notes: Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia examines the prevention of psychopathology related to such areas as substance use, anti-gay hate crimes and the challenges facing gay and lesbian youth.
  • Series: Primary Prevention of Psychopathology
  • Series Part: 17
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001074253