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Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Among Lesbians and Gay Men
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Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Among Lesbians and Gay Men

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April 1997 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Ethnicity, culture, and sexual orientation are salient aspects of human identity. While diversity adds richness to the threads of our human tapestry, minorities often feel vulnerable with open disclosure and retreat from exposures they fear could leave them in jeopardy. This is especially so with the lesbian and gay community. Under the skilled editorship of Beverly Greene, Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Among Lesbians and Gay Men explores a broad range of culture-related topics specific to the experience of this populationùand is courageously presented by an outstanding, diverse group of contributors. Along with empirical, clinical, and theoretical discussions, the inclusion of personal narrative offers poignant insight into additional complexities, pressures, and losses that lesbians and gay men must cope with in a world that often handles diversity with the closed fist of bigotry. Academics, researchers, students, and the interested lay reader will find Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Among Lesbians and Gay Men both accessible and engaging. The volume is ideal for courses in psychology, social psychology, gender studies, sociology, human services, interpersonal violence, and ethnic studies.

James Baldwin
Frontnote
Terry Tafoya
Native Gay and Lesbian Issues
The Two Spirited  
Letitia Anne Peplau, Susan D Cochran and Vickie M Mays
A National Survey of the Intimate Relationships of African-American Lesbians and Gay Men
A Look at Commitment, Satisfaction, Sexual Behavior and HIV Disease  
Bonnie Ruth Strickland
Leaving the Confederate Closet
Sari H Dworkin
Female, Lesbian and Jewish
Complex and Invisible  
Cheryl Potgieter
From Apartheid to Mandela's Constitution
Black South African Lesbians in the Nineties  
Armand R Cerbone
Symbol of Privilege, Object of Derision
Dissonance and Contradictions  
Clarence Lancelot Adams Jr and Douglas C Kimmel
Exploring the Lives of Older African-American Gay Men
Leah M Fygetakis
Greek American Lesbians
Identity Odysseys of Honorable Good Girls  
Oliva M Espin
Crossing Borders and Boundaries
The Life Narratives of Immigrant Lesbians  
Beverly Greene
Ethnic Minority Lesbians and Gay Men
Mental Health and Treatment Issues  
Connie S Chan
Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Know
The Formation of a Homosexual Identity and Sexual Expression among Asian-American Lesbians  
Marta A Alquijay
The Relationships among Self-Esteem, Acculturation and Lesbian Identity Formation in Latina Lesbians
Carla M Trujillo
Sexual Identity and the Discontents of Difference
Althea Smith
Cultural Diversity and the Coming-Out Process
Implications for Clinical Practice  
Audre Lorde
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