Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 3, 2007

Comment on Duffy (2007)
The article by Duffey (2007) provides a comprehensive review of Australian adoption and family law as it relates to the needs of same-sex parents. However, I believe the author has underplayed the advances in the recognition of "homo-nuclear' families...
Creative Queer Singapore: The Illiberal Pragmatics of Cultural Production
AbstractThis paper examines how the cultural liberalisation of the creative industries in Singapore has enabled the emergence of a local queer culture characterised by the logic of illiberal pragmatics. It first introduces the concept of illiberal pragmatics...
Editorial: Queer Cultural Producers
This issue of the Review takes as its starting place a forum that was convened as part of the 2006 Adelaide Feast Festival, a yearly cultural programme featuring local and international LGBTIQ events. The forum marked a second collaboration between the...
'Gay Marriage', Lesbian Wedding
AbstractThis paper juxtaposes analysis of the current prominence of the debate over 'gay marriage' with a story of one lesbian wedding. It contextualises non-heterosexual marriages with an historical account of female-female marriages suggesting that...
Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional and Queer Perspectives
Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional and Queer Perspectives. Edited by Angela Pattatucd Aragon. Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press, 2006f 270pp., ISBN: 1-56023-645-0.REVIEWED BY SUE KENTLYNThe Sydney Morning Herald last week reported...
Psychology, Liberalism, and Activism: Challenging Discourses of 'Equality With' in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate
AbstractCurrent activism within the discipline of psychology, particularly with regard to the same-sex marriage debate, has at times been limited by the reliance upon liberal individualism. More specifically, the liberal assumption of 'equality with'...
Recognition Factors
In thinking about Australia as the background to this story, I see it as a place unfolding, in the creases and in the understory. Whilst some of its characteristics are known and accepted there are many stories and interpretations of this country. The...
The Hegemonic Aesthetic
AbstractA psycho-historical exploration of gay men's body image in the late 20th and early 21st centuries is a story of change. As demonstrated in academic narratives of idealised bodies in those periods, and demonstrated in the popular art of those...
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