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Gay, Lesbian and Homosexual Studies


Scope Note

Gay and lesbian studies is the examination, analysis and interpretation of phenomenon characterized by romantic and affectional preference by individuals for others of the same sex. It is by nature cross-disciplinary, covering a wide range of intellectual bases: literature, history, religion, psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, medicine, law, fine arts and others.(Sources:)


Internet Sites

Beyond "Homophobia": Thinking About Sexual Prejudice and Stigma in the Twenty-First Century
[Retrieved September 21, 2007]

"Briefly describes the history and impact of homophobia."

Biological versus non-biological older brothers and men�s sexual orientation
[Retrieved September 20, 2007]

"Provides evidence that genetic and prenatal factors may influence sexual orientation development."

The Gay Generation Gap: Communicating Across the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Generational Divide
[Retrieved September 20, 2007]

"Examines some of the elements that characterizes current relationships between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youths."

On homosexuality
[Retrieved September 28, 2007]

"Provides a physician's view on certain underlying biology of homosexuality."

The Interactive Effects of Homosexual Speech and Sexual Orientation on the Stigmatization of Men: Evidence for Expectancy Violation Theory
[Retrieved September 22, 2007]

"Examines the effects of homosexual linguistic variation and sexual orientation on the stigmatization of male students applying for college admission."

Lesbian & Gay Parenting
[Retrieved September 19, 2007]

"Focuses on issues that often arise in family law cases involving lesbian mothers or gay fathers."

Myths and Misconceptions about Behavioral Genetics and Homosexuality
[Retrieved September 19, 2007]

"Estimates the influence of genetic on homosexuality using correlational statistics."

No Basis: What the Studies Don�t Tell Us about Same-Sex Parenting
[Retrieved September 28, 2007]

"Presents evidence that the decisions of the court on adoption, custody, visitation and other same-sex marriage cases are influenced by the studies conducted on the impact of same-sex parenting or by the testimony of the studies� authors."

Opposite-sex twins and adolescent same sex attraction
[Retrieved September 20, 2007]

"Provides substantial support for the role of social influences, reject the hormone transfer model, reject a speculative evolutionary theory, and are consistent with a general model that allows for genetic expression of same-sex attraction under specific, highly circumscribed, social conditions."

Relationship Violence in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer [LGBTQ] Communities: Moving Beyond a Gender-Based Framework 
[Retrieved September 22, 2007]

"Presents a critical overview of some of the current research that has been done to better understand the contexts, dynamics and impact of relationship violence within lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities and also identifies several barriers that still exist within support services when responding to this form of violence."

Studies of homosexual parenting: A critical review
[Retrieved September 19, 2007]

"Provides an overview of the methodology and possible limitations of existing research studies on the effects of homosexual parenting upon child development in order to assist lawyers, legislators, and judges to identify politically-motivated assertions regarding so-called "research findings" that are not substantiated by adequate scientific research."

Shifting Sands or Solid Foundation? Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Identity Formation
[Retrieved September 22, 2007]

"Reviews research and theory on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) identity development, considering the positive aspects of both social construction and essentialist paradigms."

Vulnerability in the Workplace: Evidence of Anti-Gay Discrimination
[Retrieved September 20, 2007]

"Analyzes survey data from various sources and queries evidence that employment discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people occurs and is economically harmful."

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