Out in Psychology: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Perspectives

Out in Psychology: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Perspectives

Language: English

Pages: 496

ISBN: 0470012870

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

There has been a recent explosion of interest in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Perspective Psychology amongst students and academics, and this interest is predicted to continue to rise. Recent media debates on subjects such as same-sex marriage have fuelled interest in LGBTQ perspectives. This edited collection showcases the latest thinking in LGBTQ psychology. The book has 21 chapters covering subjects such as same sex parenting, outing, young LGBTQ people, sport, learning disabilities, lesbian and gay identities etc. The book has an international focus, with contributors from UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

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‘Nobody seems to think that gay people have pa:rents’ (lines 148–9). Coming out (and passing) are recurrent events in lesbian and gay people’s lives – and, sometimes, in the lives of their families and friends who have ‘courtesy stigmas’ (Goffman, 1963) by virtue of their association with lesbian and gay people: Family members are likely to become aware that, even as heterosexuals, they are vulnerable to the homophobia and anti-gay sentiments that permeate the society . . . Marginalization may

course it is possible that the 18 hours (approximately) of recordings of lesbian and gay conversation that constitutes the Land corpus is wildly atypical of the billions of hours of conversation that lesbians and gay men in UK engage in every day. But at least those 18 hours of lesbian and gay conversation actually happened – we didn’t invent it, or reconstruct it, or ask research respondents to report to us what kind of conversations they have. Whereas talk in research interviews is not

Conversation analysis and discourse analysis: Methods or paradigms? Discourse & Society, 14(6), 751–781. Haraway, D. (1991). Simians, Cyborgs, and Women. New York, NY: Routledge. Haraway, D. (1997). Modest_Witness@Second_Millenium.FemaleMan©_Meets_OncomouseTM . New York, NY: Routledge. Hausman, B.L. (1995). Changing Sex: Transsexualism, technology, and the idea of Gender. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Hegarty, P. (2003a). Homosexual signs and heterosexual silences: Rorschach studies of male

Second World War2 to test for homosexuality (discussed below). Testing about homosexuality involves the correlation or association of an LGB sexual orientation with other psychological or health variables. Studies that compare LGB people and heterosexuals on psychological measures fall into this category (Reiss, 1980). The assumption that homosexuality is psychopathological or abnormal has often underpinned PAID research, particularly in earlier studies that tested for homosexuality. More recent

the study had experienced some form of anti-gay prejudice or verbal abuse directly. For some like Jack, anti-gay verbal abuse came from strangers: Yeah because sometimes I walk down the street and they say ‘You’re a fucking queer’. For others, the experience of prejudice came from closer to home. For Ray, this came from a close friend who suspected him of being gay after he tried to defend gay men: And he said to me, ‘Well are you gay? Is that why you’re trying to stick up for them? Because if

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