Beyond Diversity Day: A Q&A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in by Arthur Lipkin Ed.D

By Arthur Lipkin Ed.D

Past range Day is a instruction manual for lecturers, counselors, directors, coverage makers, mom and dad, and scholars who are looking to comprehend and verify sexuality variations; advertise and safeguard the wellbeing and fitness of all scholars; and decrease bigotry, self-hatred, and violence. In question-and-answer layout, Arthur Lipkin deals suggestion to nurture confident relationships between glbt adolescence, their households, and the universities; welcome glbt households within the university group; aid glbt educators; and include sound and applicable glbt-related curricula throughout disciplines. Written by way of a veteran highschool and college instructor and employees developer, past variety Day weaves sound scholarship with vibrant real-world examples from school rooms and the media. It deals a compelling blueprint for operating with different scholars and for making improvements to faculties.

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It was loving and beautiful, and therefore not 1esbian”maybe a girl’s mode of denial. “It only happened this once,”“it’s just a phase,”“it was the liquor that made me do it,”or “it isn’t gay because neither male partner plays the womanl’are also heard. Some look for a cure through religion or medicine. Some flee from people of the opposite gender, whereas others have sex with them to hide the truth from themselves or others. Heterosexual promiscuity and pregnancy are common covers. Some grasp at a bisexual identity to mitigate the stigma.

Such brutality has its origins in schoolhouse and schoolyard bullying. Homophobia is also manifest in athletics and team sports, which have a long and profound impact on young people-particularly in toughening masculinity and controlling female autonomy. ) As in the military, young men are goaded with homophobic jibes to perform acts of strength, courage, and sometimes violence. Military specialists and some athletic coaches believe that open homosexuals damage unit cohesion. They fear the deep male bonding on which they depend could not occur without the assumption that gays have been banished.

Like their African American counterparts, they find the price of remaining in their community is often silence. ) Latinas who value their traditional honored roles as daughters, wives, and mothers do not easily give them up. They understand that coming out as lesbian . B O X 2. I8 A SILENT PRESENCE.. O R AN ODD ABSENCE The Hispanic cultural stance on homosexuality can be reduced to a popular saying: ‘ojos que no ven, corazon que no siente’ [What the eyes don’t see, the heart doesn’t feel], says Martin Ornelas-Quintero..

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