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Homosexuality
Research Implications for Public Policy

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Gay & Lesbian Studies

May 1991 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What does social science research tell us about homosexuality? Does this knowledge affect public policy? Despite scholarly research, homosexuality continues to be the subject of an intense, and often bitter, debate.

This volume summarizes academic knowledge about homosexuality and its relevance for public policy. Topics addressed include the nature and causes of sexual orientations; the reasons homosexuality is not an illness; the ethics of various mental health approaches to homosexuality; the effects of social and legal discrimination; newer biological and psychological understandings of homosexuality; homosexuals as parents; and the implications of the AIDS epidemic.

John C Gonsiorek and James D Weinrich
Introduction
John C Gonsiorek and James D Weinrich
The Definition and Scope of Sexual Orientation
John A W Kirsch and James D Weinrich
Homosexuality, Nature, and Biology
Is Homosexuality Natural? Does it Matter?

 
Richard C Pillard
Masculinity and Femininity in Homosexuality
`Inversion' Revisited

 
James D Weinrich and Walter L Williams
Strange Customs, Familiar Lives
Homosexualities in Other Cultures

 
Gregory M Herek
Stigma, Prejudice, and Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men
Rhonda R Rivera
Sexual Orientation and the Law
Charles Silverstein
Psychological and Medical Treatments of Homosexuality
John C Gonsiorek
The Empirical Basis for the Demise of the Illness Model of Homosexuality
Gerald C Davison
Constructionism and Morality in Therapy for Homosexuality
Douglas C Haldeman
Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Gay Men and Lesbians
A Scientific Examination

 
John C Gonsiorek and James R Rudolph
Homosexual Identity
Coming Out and Other Developmental Events

 
Letitia Anne Peplau
Lesbian and Gay Relationships
G Dorsey Green and Frederick W Bozett
Lesbian Mothers and Gay Fathers
Edmund F Dejowski et al
Partner Notification as an Instrument for HIV Control
John C Gonsiorek and Michael Shernoff
AIDS Prevention and Public Policy
John C Gonsiorek
Conclusions

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