Lesbian and Gay Psychology: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications (Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian & Gay Issues)
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This first volume of the Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Issues series sets the pace for the high standard of future volumes with outstanding scholarship and intellectual integrity. Innovative empirical studies provide insight in the complexities and subtleties of the lesbian and gay community, exploring issues relating to: the children of lesbians; internalized homophobia; lesbian and gay development; and relationship quality of cohabiting couples. Theoretical analyses of sexual pride and shame in lesbians, physical appearance, the impact of the feminist political movement and heterosexual attitudes are also provided. A chapter on boundary issues in lesbian therapist//client relationships adds to the diversity of perspectives contained in this volume.