Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 1, 2008

'Believe What You Will, but This Is the Way It Is': Religions and the Spirituality of Glbtiq People
Dedicated to Andy HintzA crystal has many facets. Imagine, if you will, that there is some complex thing or being inside it - perhaps a beautiful butterfly. Perhaps, indeed, it is the truth!Each facet is equal in size and shape, yet no one view can see...
'Empowering Ourselves, Empowering Our Communities': A History of the Agmc
In Australia there are a number of culturally based Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) communities. In Victoria, the groups represent over 34 cultures and provide social support for Australians from culturally and linguistically...
From the Editor
I am immensely pleased that this journal has the privilege of publishing this collection of writing. Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli and all involved with the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC) and the production of this issue offer us some of the...
Guest Editorial: Presenting a Sampler of How Diversity Is Lived and Loved
MARIA PALLOTTA-CHIAROLLI ON BEHALF OF THE AGMC INC (AUSTRALIAN GLBTIQ MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL INCORPORATED)"But how will you do your research? Do Italian lesbians exist?" This was the response I received from an Anglo-feminist academic in 1991. I had just...
'I'm My Own Version of Jewish'
I was born in Sydney. My parents were Austrian Jews who escaped the Holocaust to Shanghai, China, in 1939. All members of my Mum's family were killed in concentration camps. My parents, my Dad's parents and his two brothers lived in Shanghai from 1939...
'Living in Harmony with Your Contradictions': Lesbian Health in a Multicultural Context
Audre Lorde was a writer and poet, a lesbian and the daughter of Caribbean immigrants, living in the United States. She died in 1992 after a long struggle living with breast cancer. Lorde left many legacies, among which is a recognition of how important...
Marginalia: Living on the Edge
Living as we did - on the edge - we developed a particular way of seeing reality. We looked both from the outside in and from the inside out. We focused our attention on the center as well as on the margin (hooks cited in Trinh, 1990, p. 341).I want...
'Please Explain': Is It That Hard to Link Homophobia and Racism?
First of all, I would like to pay tribute to the first people of the land, and I also would like to pay tribute as a social worker to the Vietnamese community as well as other communities. And I would like to pay tribute to all the young people who have...
Recommendations from the 2004 Agmc Conference
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) people in Australian society face unique challenges and issues in their everyday lives, based purely on their inherent sexuality and identity, and the lack of legal and social equality....
The Hippocratic Oath, Western Medicine, and the Children of Hermes and Aphrodite
Multiculturalism defines Australia and what we think of as the Australian way of life. Our beliefs, values, aspirations and sense of community are all personally influenced by our own feelings of isolation or inclusion, our own feelings of being apart...
The Trouble with Islam
Manji, L (2004). The trouble with Islam. Sydney: Random House.Irshad Manji states; "the trouble with Islam is that lives are small and lies are big". Her book is set out as an open letter for the reader, an invitation to join Manji on a quest to find...
'Without Love, There Won't Be Us': A Narrative of a Gam-Gwm Couple
IntroductionTo date, academic exploration into the lived experiences of gay Asian male (GAM) - gay White male (GWM) couples is relatively rare. A lengthy study on same-sex couples conducted by Weeks, Heaphy & Donovan (2001), whilst exploring different...