Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1, 2009

Ageism with Heterosexism: Self-Perceptions, Identity, and Psychological Health in Older Gay and Lesbian Adults
AbstractThe proportion of older adults in the population is increasing. Accompanying this demographic trend is a growing interest in the antecedents of optimal ageing; however, there is a paucity of research investigating how the ageing process differs...
A 'Normative' Homeless Woman?: Marginalisation, Emotional Injury and Social Support of Transwomen Experiencing Homelessness
AbstractThe experiences of transwomen who are homeless are examined, focusing on the consequences of the profound marginalisation that they experience in their everyday lives and the support that they provide to each other as a form of survival. This...
Editorial
Recently I gave evidence on behalf of the APS to the NSW senate inquiry on adoption by same-sex couples, in which I was called to account for the evidence base of the field of LGBT family studies referred to in the recently released APS literature review...
'Pink Parent' Pictures: In the Digital Domain
AbstractThis paper briefly explores issues of representation and identity in relation to a series of digital documentaries produced in South Australia by a group of people who are members of non-heterosexual families. By exploring this community and...
Understanding Heterosexual Women Married to Gay or Bisexual Men
AbstractThis study surveyed 90 heterosexual women who were married or partnered with a gay or bisexual man. The study aimed to better understand: a) the factors that led to their initial attraction and eventual marriage or partnership; b) their beliefs...
Unmasking the Gay Male Body Ideal: A Critical Analysis of the Dominant Research on Gay Men's Body Image Issues
AbstractGay men's body image issues are typically examined from two distinct paradigms: thinness and muscularity. These two conventional paradigms may be conceptualised as the old and new orthodoxy respectively. Much of the research findings of the old...

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