21 Jan

Born to Belonging: Writings on Spirit and Justice

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And, so finally, I decided that if I was going to die, it would have to be at my own hands." "School was a definite hellhole. Over 450 miles of recreational trails wind through the Prescott National Forest offering enjoyment for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Over 30 percent delayed or did not try to get preventive care. [3] Approximately 8 percent of LGB individuals and nearly 27 percent of transgender individuals report being denied needed health care outright. [3] As compared to people that identify as straight, LGBT individuals are 3 times more likely to experience a mental health condition. [4] LGBT youth are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide, experience suicidal thoughts, and engage in self-harm, as compared to youths that are straight. [4] 38-65% of transgender individuals experience suicidal ideation. [4] An estimated 20-30% of LGBT individuals abuse substances, compared to about 9% of the general population. 25% of LGBT individuals abuse alcohol, compared to 5-10% of the general population. [4] 2.5 times more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and substance misuse. [5] In a survey of LGB people, more than half of all respondents reported that they have faced cases of providers denying care, using harsh language, or blaming the patient’s sexual orientation or gender identity as the cause for an illness.

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21 Jan

Sexual Identity Synthesis: Attributions, Meaning-Making, and

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The first scientific attempt to measure the incidence of homosexuality was a study conducted by Dr. Soon after its founding, the society disbands due to political pressure. Parent education is be essential, with the permission of the LGBT adolescent, and resources such as PFLAG ( www.pflag.org ) are available. In a conversation about his findings with Fresh Air host Terry Gross, Frank explains that the United States is the only country in the world with a procedure like don't ask, don't tell: "There's nothing that's been codified in any other part of the world that actually said, 'We will allow gays to serve if they pretend that they're not gay,' " he says. "Most of the countries in Western Europe now allow gays to serve, including the United Kingdom, our closest ally and probably the best analogy for the U.

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21 Jan

The Gay Baby Boom: The Psychology of Gay Parenthood

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Intersex refers to a biological condition where a person is born with reproductive organs and/or sex chromosomes that are not exclusively male or female. In 2007, the Society of Human Resource Management asked human resource professionals if their organizations had an official definition of diversity. On the other hand, we must be careful not to assume too much; Greek compound words don't always mean what they might appear to mean. "Cyclops" in Greek is a compound word literally meaning "round eye," but we know from ancient literature that a cyclops was a mythical giant man having only one eye — which makes sense once we get the connection, but isn't something we could have figured out without all the literary references.

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21 Jan

The Moral Defense of Homosexuality: Why Every Argument

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The 1999 Places Rated Almanac (IDG Books) ranked the Salt Lake City-Ogden metro area as the best place to live in North America. "The quadrennial statistical study, first published in 1981, rates 354 U. New York Times journalist Benoit Denizet-Lewis and gay teen celebrity blogger Ben Newcomer are the other panelists. This model was used in each of the following hierarchical models as a first step to control for demographics to examine the prediction value of each “coming out” variable.

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21 Jan

The Lesbian and Gay Movements: Assimilation or Liberation?

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The National Transgender Discrimination Survey is a joint project of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality. The Ford Foundation recently funded a five-year study in which scholars considered these important questions. Although limited, several important findings advance our understanding of LGBT Centers and people in higher education. Families may not know how much their words and actions matter.

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20 Jan

Death beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of

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Many studies of sexual and gender minorities with large nonprobability samples have used a combination of the above and related methods (e.g., Bell and Weinberg, 1978; Herek et al., 1999; Kennamer et al., 2000; Martin and Dean, 1990; Meyer et al., 2008; Morris and Rothblum, 1999). Another study using a probability sample of self-identified lesbian, gay, and bisexual participants in the Knowledge Networks panel reported extensive data on demographic, psychological, and social commonalities and differences across sexual orientation subgroups (Herek et al., 2010).

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20 Jan

Socialists and Gay Liberation (A Socialist Worker Pocket

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London: National Centre for Social Research; Phone: 020 7549 8520; Fax: 020 7250 1524; E-mail: s.johnson@natcen.ac.uk; Cost: £12.50 plus £2.50 p&p. Internationally known as the “Personal Watercraft Capital of the World,” Lake Havasu offers virtually every form of water-related activity. The followers have to find them now and they have to join the ranks. The NHSLS found that only 0.9 percent of men and 0.4 percent of women reported having only same-sex sexual partners since age 18, a figure that would represent a total of only about 1.4 million Americans (men and women combined).

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20 Jan

Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The

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With the steady growth of New Zealand's gay and lesbian tourism industry with new tourism operators, events, etc and the increasing demands by the international gay and lesbian traveler requiring quality gay and lesbian tourism product. Perhaps it is fitting that Wells Fargo, the megabank that relies most heavily on consumer finance, was the first to take an LGBT-themed TV ad national. Department of Health and Human Services). 2000. Pew found that the LGBT population that identifies as either atheist, agnostic or religiously unaffiliated is double that of the general unaffiliated population.

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20 Jan

The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts

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Neal (Eds.), Pink therapy: A guide for counselors and therapists working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients (pp. 41–65). Usually, there is more than one choice in how to behave. Social-Work 39 (5): 504-13,1994 Remafedi,-Gary; French,-Simone. But queer is used by many in an empowering way. Social-Work 39 (5): 504-13,1994 Remafedi,-Gary; French,-Simone. Schaben / Los Angeles…) A new study tracking the percentage of gay and lesbian adults in America has established a first-ever demographic atlas of the group, finding that state populations range from a low of 1.7% of in North Dakota to a high of 10% in the District of Columbia.

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20 Jan

Homosexual Issues In The Workplace (Series in Clinical and

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Specific Gay friendly areas around the country: When it comes to popular gay travel destinations in Spain, Barcelona has always had the reputation as being a city with a vibrant and integrated gay scene. Second, a heterosexual bias pervades the literature. Nobody ever asked anybody, they haven't even spoken to them. Five staff reported from 7 to 26 years with a mean of 17 years. They should have acknowledged that, of course, the actual number is undoubtedly much higher.

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