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Pride Month

June 7, 2018

Celebrate Pride 2018 with a selection of chapters, articles, and blog posts covering a range of perspectives and topics, from clinical psychology to social work.

Did you know…?

  • In 2008, a survey of 2,095 gay and bisexual Japanese men showed that 86% had attempted suicide
  • Approximately 4% of adopted children in the United States are living with a gay or lesbian parent
  • LGBT youth have been found to experience high rates of psychological disorders and suicidality as a result of stigma
  • In December 2008, the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN General Assembly supported a statement confirming that international human rights protections include sexual orientation and gender identity

Essential Reading:

'Human Rights and Sexual Orientation', Handbook of International Social Work by Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link
'LGBT Oppression, sexualities, and radical social work today', Radical Social Work Today by Michael Lavalette
'Older Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender Persons', Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging by Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso
'Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men', Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men by David M. Brodzinsky and Adam Pertman
'LGBTQ Bullying and Sexual Bullying in Schools', School Bullying by David R. Dupper
'Identity Shifts, Recognition, and Intersectionality in Trans Partnerships and Families', Queering Families by Carla A. Pfeffer
'The Multiple Identities of Transgender Individuals', Navigating Multiple Identities by Ruthellen Josselson and Michele Harway

From the OUPblog:

Taking Pride in Standing Up for the Transgender Community
Safe and supportive schools for LGBTQ-GNC students: a global human right
How football fans, political leaders, and religious cues can change minds on LGBT rights
Exclusion and the LGBT life course

For more recommended reading, visit Oxford Clinical Psychology.

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