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  Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures concern the culture, knowledge, and references shared by members of sexual minorities or transgendered people by virtue of their membership in those minorities or their state of being transgendered.
Sexual minorities defined by sexual orientation and gender identity — gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people — are often seen as having a common culture, which can be called LGBT culture, Queer culture, or gay culture.
It ought to be remembered, further, that LGBT culture is often intensely marked by geography and surrounding culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sexual_minority_cultures   (2650 words)

 Sexual minority cultures - Gurupedia
Sexual minority cultures are the heritage of culture, knowledge, and references to which members of sexual minorities fall heir by the fact of their membership in those minorities.
Certainly, not all members of a particular sexual minority participate in, or are aware of, the culture that may be associated with that minority.
Sexual minorities defined by sexual orientation and gender identity - gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people - are often seen as having a common culture, which can be called LGBT culture, Queer culture, or gay culture.
www.gurupedia.com /g/ga/gay_culture.htm   (1082 words)

 Traditional and contemporary care
Sexual minority youth are at even higher risk of developing problems with substance abuse due, in part, to societal attitudes regarding homosexuality (Jordan, 2000).
Sexual minority teens may use alcohol and drugs as a vehicle for rationalizing their feelings for and behaviour toward others of the same sex.
Sexual minority youth are unique among minorities in that they generally have no role model, no positive example in their family, and no loving parent who has endured the same experience to support them in their unique challenges.
www.cyc-net.org /cyc-online/cycol-0203-knox.html   (3142 words)

 NASP Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Sexual minority youth of color face additional challenges in consolidating their sexual, racial, and ethnic identities due to multiple stressors and oppressions, access to fewer support systems, and tendency to be less visible.
Sexual minority youth of color may choose or prioritize their alliances, self-identify as bisexual, or not identify themselves as sexual minorities due to their fears of rejection and stigmatization.
Sexual minority youth of color experience the greatest comfort when they are able to consolidate and express their ethnic/racial, sexual, and gender identities.
www.naspcenter.org /principals/nassp_glbqt.html   (3080 words)

 Cultural Sensitivity and Research Involving Sexual Minorities
Such cultural knowledge is critical for sexual health research or interventions in sexual minority populations because a project that inadvertently sends the message "We don't understand you" could alienate the very people it seeks to reach.
Thus, it is reasonable to assume a level of distrust on the part of sexual minorities regarding the intentions and degree of cultural sensitivity of those who wish to study or improve the sexual health of their communities.
An emphasis on healthy sexuality by a population once characterized as sexually pathological represents a positive response to the historical, social and psychological forces that have maintained that homosexuality is, at the very least, an unhealthy behavior.
www.guttmacher.org /pubs/journals/3704505.html   (2320 words)

 Bisexual community - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bisexuals are in the peculiar situation of receiving hatred, distrust, or denial, called biphobia from elements of both the heterosexual and homosexual populations.
There are certainly sexual minority cultures which are shared by a substantial fraction of the given minority population.
But other people are entirely geographically or socially isolated from other bisexual people, or don't feel their social connections to their bisexual friends are different from those they have with their heterosexual and homosexual friends.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bisexual_community   (575 words)

 'Journal Of Forensic Nursing' Surveys Same-Sex Domestic Violence And Health Care Access
The author, Pauline Freedberg, began her discussion of homosexuality and health care by observing: "Sexual minority groups are reluctant to seek conventional medical care and to reveal their sexual orientation to health providers because of the fear of stigma and discrimination.
She also notes that because members of sexual minorities do not have distinguishing characteristics that are easily identifiable like other minority groups, they are difficult for health care providers to discern.
Nearly all of the health risks and barriers to accessing and receiving care that sexual minorities experience are associated with marginalization and homophobia, not homosexuality.
www.narth.com /docs/nursing.html   (546 words)

 Sexual Orientation FAQ
A person who has a sexual attraction to members of the opposite gender is called heterosexual (or straight), while someone who has a sexual attraction to members of the same gender is a homosexual person.
A man who is sexually attracted primarily to men is called a gay man. A person who is attracted to both men and women is called a bisexual person or a bi person.
One theory is that sexual orientation is determined by genetic or biological factors; another theory is that it is determined after birth by environmental factors.
www.msu.edu /~alliance/faq/faqsexualorientation.html   (1277 words)

 Books On Minority Problems
The authors respond to minority critics who value uniracial churches as hothouses for distinctive worship styles, rallying points for activism and refuges from white social hegemony, and stress that integrated churches can and should guard against assimilationist pressures, preserve the unique cultures of all racial groups and cultivate a racially diverse church leadership.
Dru C. Gladney challenges this simplistic view, arguing instead that the very oppositions of majority and minority, primitive and modern, are historically constructed and are belied by examination of such disenfranchised groups as Muslims, minorities, or gendered others.
Professionals working with ethnic minority children can find themselves at a loss as to how to understand and meet their needs and how to recognize and accept differences among groups.
sociologyindex.com /books_on_minority_problems.htm   (1505 words)

 African Americans, Substance Abuse and Spirituality - Featured Articles
Research has shown that integration of culturally specific factors such as spirituality into treatment of substance abuse is consistently associated with better outcomes and lower rates of relapse.
In addition, spirituality can help treat cultural pain, which is an emotion that is experienced by a person who is a member of a racial, ethnic or religious group, particularly one that has suffered oppression.
A culturally relevant knowledge base addresses factors such as specific cultural behaviors, the extent to which alcohol and drugs are used to cope with the impact of society's expectations, and to what extent alcohol and drugs are a reflection of what has been learned by the dominant culture, to name a few.
www.minoritynurse.com /features/health/07-21-04d.html   (2270 words)

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My point here would simply be that transgenderists, like other minority groups, are divided on the question of whether their culture is "natural" (and even rooted in biology) or deeply bound up with social and historical factors.
American culture experienced the heyday of the women's movement just two decades ago, at which time many real women fought to be appreciated for their professional skills and intellectual capabilities rather than their beauty and vulnerability.
Because we live in a culture which is largely dominated not just by men, but by the wealthy elite, I think therefore it is safe to speculate that becoming an "authentic" or "real-looking" woman is, for a man, partly a way of displaying his economic power.
www.ncf.ca /ip/sigs/life/gay/xdress/trans4   (4431 words)

 Minority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In sociology and in voting theory, a minority is a group that is outnumbered by persons who do not belong to it, often people with different nationality, religion, culture or lifestyle from that of the mainstream in the society.
In recent decades the term minority has taken on a newer meaning: a group with lower social status rather than small numerical scale.
For instance, while numerically women outnumber men in most societies, in many of them they are a minority, given their claim that they have inferior social rights compared to men.
www.jahsonic.com /Minority.html   (201 words)

 WCW: Our Publications: Browse Our Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This paper uses the lens of Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) to analyze data from a qualitative study of sexual fluidity in long-time lesbians who became intimately partnered with men.
As RCT would predict, severe disconnection from individuals and community through silencing, shaming and marginalizing resulted in psychological pain (hurt, guilt, shame, isolation, grief, despair and depression), while authenticity and connection served to promote or restore well-being.
Rigidly categorical models of sexual identity that are unable to accommodate sexual fluidity likely contribute to the oppression of sexual minorities in both heterosexual and sexual minority cultures.
www.wcwonline.org /title446.html   (124 words)

 The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior
To enjoy the important benefits of sexuality, while avoiding negative consequences, some of which may have long term or even life time implications, it is necessary for individuals to be sexually healthy, to behave responsibly, and to have a supportive environment--to protect their own sexual health, as well as that of others.
Sexual health is not limited to the absence of disease or dysfunction, nor is its importance confined to just the reproductive years.
Provide adequate training in sexual health to all professionals who deal with sexual issues in their work, encourage them to use this training, and ensure that they are reflective of the populations they serve.
www.surgeongeneral.gov /library/sexualhealth/call.htm   (10435 words)

 African American Lesbians and Bisexual Women
The cultural origins of African American lesbians and bisexual women are rooted in the tribes of Western Africa and in their identity as descendants of slaves who were unwilling immigrants to the United States.
Beyond African cultural legacies, characteristics of African American lesbians and their families constitute responses and attempts to cope with American racism and the patriarchal social structure that characterize the majority culture in the United States.
To explore the range of sexuality tolerated by African Americans, it is important to ascertain whether, or to what extent, formally forbidden practices are tolerated as long as they are not discussed or labeled, to what degree they are tolerated, or if they are always deemed unacceptable.
academic.udayton.edu /race/05intersection/sexual01.htm   (2044 words)

 SouthernPen Publishing
This is not because music therapists do not care about cultural issues or believe that they are not important, but rather they may not be aware of such considerations, and the strong influence they have on choices in clinical practice.
A common instance of countertransference as it relates to culture is when a therapist has a negative past experience with a person from a specific cultural group and encounters someone from that same cultural group in a therapy session.
Another instance of culture related countertransference might be when a therapist has strong beliefs regarding the practices of certain cultural groups and encounters a client who is seeking therapy as a result of difficulties s/he has experienced based on membership of a specific cultural group.
www.southernpen.com /sample2.html   (2155 words)

 News from Northeastern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
– One out of four girls is sexually abused before the age of 14 and one out of six boys is sexually abused before the age of 16, (1), a staggering statistic that’s compounded when law enforcement and professionals working within minority communities mishandle such cases due to language or cultural barriers.
This is not the same as repeated fondling in secret for the adult's sexual gratification.
However, in some Muslim cultures allowing little girls to wear tank tops in public, as many U.S. parents do, would be considered sexual abuse,” she explains.
www.nupr.neu.edu /6-03/sexualabuse.html   (659 words)

 Alameda County Medical Center - Nursing Employers
Sexual Assault Center: The victims have been as young as 14, as old as 86.
Unlike other local hospitals, sexual assault victims brought to Highland are treated as priority patients by a designated staff member who has specialized training in their care and treatment.
The goal is to create a situation where the victims feel supported, can tell their story and have their injuries cared for while evidence is carefully collected and documented.
www.minoritynurse.com /nurse_emp/profiles/ca_alameda.html   (1286 words)

 WebbyNation, Inc.: WFD Events - "Survival of Minority Cultures"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Tovey’s sister decided to tell her friend about the sexual abuse, and a local policeman happened to stop by the Tovey’s household where he found the sister being sexually abused.
Aboriginal and Deaf Cultures are continually being threatened by ignorance and lack of education, “ said Tovey.
Tovey said that for a minority culture to survive, it has to have three ingredients: strength, pride and commitment to achieve equal rights.
www.deafnation.com /coverage/wfd1999/minority.html   (1037 words)

As we approach the end of the twentieth century, men and women around the globe continue to be imprisoned, murdered and ill-treated solely because of their sexual orientation.
Milorad Mutascu was charged with relations with a minor (a heterosexual relationship between people of the same ages as Cucu and Mutascu would have been lawful).
Inaction has also been justified in the name of cultural relativism: asserting universal gay and lesbian rights is seen by some as imposing Western values on cultures who construct sexual and social relationships differently.
www.newint.org /issue298/Sexual.html   (1618 words)

 Native American   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Clovis culture would be a manifestation of that migration, and the Folsom culture, based on the hunting of bison, would have developed from it.
In the 15th to 19th centuries, their populations were ravaged, by the privations of displacement, by disease, and in many cases by warfare with European groups and enslavement by them.
Military defeat, cultural pressure, confinement on reservations, forced cultural assimilation, outlawing of Native languages and culture, forced sterilizations, termination policies of the 1950s, and 1960s, and slavery have had deleterious effects on Native Americans' mental and physical health.
native-american.iqnaut.net   (4783 words)

 Identity and Coming Out: Bibliography and Abstracts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Sexual Cultures and the Construction of Adolescent Identities.
Sexual identity: Conflict and confusion in a male adolescent.
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 10(3): 214-54.
fsw.ucalgary.ca /ramsay/gay-lesbian-bisexual/1s-gay-identity-biliography.htm   (3875 words)

 Homer's Women | Sexual Fables   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It is about a man’s choice of ideal sexual partner, it is about the compatibility of sex and marriage, it is about how a man exercises his freedom before returning ultimately to where he started from.
By the time Odysseus came home to Ithaka, he had been away 19 years and she had not had a sexual partner in all that time, she was losing her looks and feeling older, and she didn’t have a close confidante, a defender, a husband.
This is primarily because dominant cultures or religions seldom take the time to learn anything about minority cultures or religions and the minorities often prefer it that way.
www.sexualfables.com /homers_women.php   (5949 words)

 Sociology Course Descriptions
Using these experiences, as well as sociological theories(assimilation, third culture, marginality, and multiculturalism), we study how race is a social and political construct, with tangible and material repercussions.
Particular focus on the role of culture in power struggles, investigating when and how dominant groups use culture to maintain their power, and when and how subordinate groups use culture as a means of political resistance.
This course examines sexuality as a social, cultural and political issue, placing particular emphasis on the social construction of lesbian and gay identities and communities in the United States.
www.usfca.edu /acadserv/catalog/soc_courses.html   (2150 words)

 Career counseling in the twenty-first century: beyond cultural encapsulation - Career Counseling in the Next Decade ...
Finally, career counseling has been applied to many groups of people and cultures around the world, from Asian to Native American to women's cultures to sexual minority cultures such as gay male and lesbian and to other multiracial, multiethnic, multisexual, and multicultural groups.
There has been a strong and growing movement in the career counseling profession to address the problems of applying to other cultures the career development principles that were originally developed with a White, upper-class or middle-class, male population.
There is also a strong movement to expand career counseling to countries that are not at the same stage of historic development as the United States and a few other countries--not in a way that imposes one culture's models on another culture, but in a way rooted in indigenous practices of helping.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0JAX/is_1_52/ai_108693595   (872 words)

She was previously the Director of the Latino/a Student Cultural Center and Special Assistant to the Provost at Northeastern University.
Her studies focus on the social history of ethnic minorities in the United States and the social construction of racial and gender identities.
Cecily has supported various social justice causes as a volunteer and when working with non-profit organizations for most of her professional life and is thrilled to be able to explore a new area of educational activism through her work with the National Association for Ethnic Studies.
www.ethnicstudies.org /directors.htm   (2918 words)

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