GLBT Resources: Journal Articles
Gay and Lesbian Adoption
Erich, S., Leung, P., & Kindle, P. (2005) A comparative analysis of adoptive family functioning with gay/lesbian and heterosexual adoptive parents and their children. Journal of GLBT Family Studies (1)4, 43-60.
Erich, S., Leung, P., Kindle, P., & Carter, S. (2005) Gay and lesbian adoptive families: An exploratory study of adoptive family functioning, adoptive child's behavior, and familial support networks. Journal of Family Social Work (9)1, 17-32.
Kindle, P. & Erich, S. (2005) Perceptions of social support among heterosexual and homosexual adopters. Families in Society (86)4, 541-546.
Leung, P., Erich, S., & Kanenberg, H. (2005) A comparison of family functioning in gay/lesbian, heterosexual and special needs adoptions. Children and Youth Services Review (27), 1031-1044.
Tittsworth, J., Erich, S., & Kanenberg, H. (2007, Issue Two). Transgender youths in foster care. National Association of Social Workers Special Practice Sections: Children, Adolescents & Young Adults, 1-3.
This is an article on practice while working with transgender children in out of home care.
Erich, S., Boutté-Queen, N., Donnelly, S., & Tittsworth, J. (2007). Social work education: Implications for working with the transgender community. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 12(2), 42-52.
This is an article on the state of education within the social work profession to prepare professionals to work with the transgender population.
Erich, S., Tittsworth, J., Dykes, J., & Cabusas, C. (in press). Family relationships and their correlations with transsexual well being. Journal of GLBT Family Studies.
This is an article on the relationship between family, systems, and the well being of transsexuals.
Jackson, Janna Marie. Reclaiming Queerness: Self, Identity, and the Research Process. Journal of Research Practice. 2007(3).
This article explores some of the challenges and benefits of doing a dissertation on the topic gay and lesbian educators. Jackson describes the homophobia she experienced as a homosexual educator and how that homophobia affected her choice of topic, the research process, and job prospects. Jackson discusses her thought processes in resolving dilemmas and some of the practical solutions she used to address a variety of difficulties.
Hughes, Mark. Queer Aging. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review 2006(2)2, 54-59
This paper examines the potential of queer ideas for social gerontology and aged care practice. It overviews developments in lesbian and gay gerontology, and questions heteronormative influences within this literature, particularly in relation to its reliance on concepts such as ‘successful ageing’. In aged care practice, awareness of the multiplicity and constructedness of older people’s identities highlights the value of facilitating their narratives so that they might present their own understanding of their identity in their own way.
Edwards, Jane. Telling Stories: Women's Accounts of Identifying as Lesbians. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review 2005(1)1, 3-10
Women use narratives to make sense of their past and to link it coherently to their present. They reflect on past experience and perception and interpret t hem to strengthen their identity as lesbians. Claiming an identity as lesbian is frequently a retrospective, interpretive process.
Law, Charlie L. ; King, Eden ; Zitek, Emily ; Hebl, Michelle R. Methods for Understanding the Stigma of AIDS in the United States : A Review and Future Directions. Revista Interamericana de Psicología 2007(41)1, 75-86
This article explores the origin of the AIDS stigma and offers an explanation for why individuals with AIDS are stigmatized. Then, reviews studies that exemplify how the stigma of AIDS in the United States is typically investigated. Finally, outlines future research directions for studying the stigma of AIDS. This article also argues that future research should disentangle the stigmas of homosexuality, IV drug use, and the stigma of AIDS; address the implications of the AIDS stigma in the workplace; and consider strategies for remediating the stigma.
Short, Liz. 'It Makes the World of Difference': Benefits for Children of Lesbian Parents of Having Their Parents Recognised as Parents. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review 2007(3)1, 5-15
This article presents a summary of the reasons that changes in parentage laws have been extensively called for in Australia, and the benefits arising from such changes, with a focus on the needs and well-being of children.
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