Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues: Selections from the American Journal of Public Health
                    January 1st, 2001
                    ISBN 0875530141 (ISBN13: 9780875530147)

                    Articles cover health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, and sexuality. Plastic-comb binding.

Improving Services for Transgender and Gender Variant Youth: Research, Policy and Practice for Health and Social Care Professionals
                    January 21st, 2019
                    ISBN 1785924257 (ISBN13: 9781785924255)

                    This expert guide to working with transgender and gender variant youth offers ways to make positive change to service                       provision for practitioners working with this group. Based on the latest research, the recommendations made by the                             author are backed up by statistics and data and refer to first-hand stories and experiences. Exploring four key areas -                           mental health, physical health, sexual health and social health - the book sets out exactly what professionals need to                           know in relation to these areas and how to support trans youth in these circumstances. Providing clarity on a range of                         topics, this is the perfect overview for practitioners, as well as a useful text for students and researchers.

African-American Issues in LGBT Psychology
                    November 4th, 2011
                    ISBN 1461405645 (ISBN13: 9781461405641)

                    Same-sex attracted, and non-gender conforming African-Americans are substantial in number, yet underrepresented in                       the social and behavioral science literature. This volume addresses the issues of African-American LGBT psychology as                     a case of indigenous psychology. The authors present the research of scholars who are developing theory, practice, and                     services that are couched within the specific cultural complexities of this population. Some key topics addressed in                               African-American Issues in LGBT Psychology are gender, spirituality, family, racism, "coming out," generational                                     differences, health and safety issues, urban vs. rural realities, and implications for researchers.

Bearing Witness: Gay Men's Health Crisis and the Politics of AIDS
                    May 24th, 1993
                    ISBN 0813317290 (ISBN13: 9780813317298)

                    A compelling study of how a community-based initiative neutralized the immobilizing power of homophobia and fear of                         AIDS.

Transgender Mental Health
                    March 8th, 2018
                    ISBN 1615371893 (ISBN13: 9781615371891)

                    Societal awareness of transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) individuals is greater now than at any point in                           history, owing to the education of policy makers by advocacy organizations, the education of clinicians by research and                       scientific organizations, and the education of the general public by movies, television, and other media. However, most                         professional training programs for mental health professionals provide little to no education regarding gender diversity.

Counseling Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: The Essential Guide
                    July 21st, 2017

                    ISBN 158005028X (ISBN13: 9781580050289)
                     There are growing numbers of youth who identify as transgender, and as a result, clinicians and counselors are in need                       of an informed resource that covers the basics of gender identity and expression. This book responds to that need by                           setting out clear advice and support on working with transgender and non-binary youth with regard to their identity,                               mental health, personal and family life and their medical and social transition as well as offering additional resources and                     reading lists.

Lesbian Health: Current Assessment and Directions for the Future
                    June 11th, 1999
                    ISBN 0309065674 (ISBN13: 9780309065672)

                    Women's health, as a field of study, is a developing discipline. Health theories in general have been based on studies of                       men. However, in recent years, more attention has shifted to women's health, realizing the disparities between men and                       women in relation to their health. During the last two decades, a similar shift has occurred for a group of women--lesbian                     women--to further identify and specify their health needs.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Healthcare: A Clinical Guide to Preventive, Primary, and Specialist Care
                    February 17th, 2016
                    ASIN B01BWJLLX2

                    Written by experienced clinicians and edited by Vanderbilt Program for LGBT Health faculty, this book contains up-to-                          date expertise from physicians renowned for their work in LGBT health. This important text fills an informational void                             about the practical health needs of LGBT patients in both the primary care and specialty settings remains, and serves as                     a guide for LGBT preventive and specialty medicine that can be utilized within undergraduate medical education,                                 residency training, and medical practice. Beginning with a short review of LGBT populations and health disparities, it                           largely focuses on the application and implementation of LGBT best practices within all realms of medical care. In                                 addition, the book offers recommendations for the integration of LGBT health into systems-based practice by addressing                     intake forms and electronic health records, as well as evidence-based emerging concerns in LGBT health.

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Gay Sex, Gay Health: All You Need to Know About Gay Sex and Sexual Health
                    October 5th, 2006
                    ISBN 0091912628 (ISBN13: 9780091912628)

                    With rates of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and sexual problems at an all-time high Gay Sex, Gay Health                     is essential reading for all gay men, with informed advice on sexual, physical and emotional problems, including                                   practicing safe sex and taking responsibility for oneself. Serious and authoritative in tone but also upbeat and informal in                     style, the book also includes sections on gay sex and variations in sexual activities, recreational drugs associated with                         gay sex and up-to-date statistics and case studies.

Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary People with Disabilities or Illnesses: A Good Practice Guide for Health and Care Provision
                    August 1st, 2019
                    ASIN B07QJ1TQTZ

A Guide to Transgender Health: State-of-the-art Information for Gender-Affirming People and Their Supporters
                    June 30th, 2019
                    ASIN B07S39GNSQ

                    Provides the most up-to-date information on transgender science and its applications, for gender-diverse people, their                         supporters, and the professionals who assist them to lead healthy, happy, and successful lives.

Reaching the Rainbow: A Guide for Marketing Your Mental Health Practice to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients
                    January 29th, 2013
                    ASIN B00B7S7CYG

                    Reaching the Rainbow: A Guide for Marketing Your Mental Health Practice to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender                       Clients is a easy to follow guide to helping you successfully market your counseling services to the LGBT population. In                       this guide, you will discover how to connect with potential referral sources, develop marketing materials, and create an                         online presence specific to LGBT individual and families.

Surgically Shaping Children: Technology, Ethics, and the Pursuit of Normality
                    April 18th, 2006
                    ISBN 0801883059 (ISBN13: 9780801883057)

                    At a time when medical technologies make it ever easier to enhance our minds and bodies, a debate has arisen about                         whether such efforts promote a process of "normalization," which makes it ever harder to tolerate the natural anatomical                     differences among us. The debate becomes especially complicated when it addresses the surgical alteration, or                                  "shaping," of children. This volume explores the ethical and social issues raised by the recent proliferation of surgeries                         designed to make children born with physical differences look more normal.

Current Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
                    September 1st, 2006
                    ISBN 1560236604 (ISBN13: 9781560236603)

                    Most literature that explores LGBT health issues concentrates on HIV/AIDS while leaving research studies on other vital                     issues lacking. Current Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health addresses this inadequacy by                                   presenting a broad range of LGBT health issues from an interdisciplinary and mixed-method perspective. Leading                               experts present both quantitative and qualitative descriptions of health issues among various population groups, focusing                     on those topics poorly represented in present-day literature. This book is a strong start to fill in the blanks about                                   unrealized health issues of LGBT individuals and offers insights into the resources needed to address them.

Transgender Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Binary and Non-Binary Trans Patient Care
                    June 21st, 2018
                    ISBN 1785922017 (ISBN13: 9781785922015)

                    This guide provides accessible and practical advice on tailoring the social and ethical aspects of practice to the needs of                     each individual. Beyond setting out how clinical procedures should work for gender reassignment, it explains how to use                     language and pronouns in a respectful way, provides information on transgender services and resources, and offers                             insights into the challenges commonly faced by transgender people in both medical and social contexts. Based on                               cutting edge research and the lived experience of the author as a non-binary person, this is essential reading for all                             those working to meet the needs of transgender people in healthcare settings.

Being Gay, Staying Healthy
                    September 1st, 2009
                    ISBN 1422218643 (ISBN13: 9781422218648)

                     Describes health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
                    June 28th, 2008
                    ISBN 1573443182 (ISBN13: 9781573443180)

                    This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day                       raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience                       working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college. What do you do when your toddler                           daughter's first sentence is that she's a boy? What will happen when your preschool son insists on wearing a dress to                         school? Is this ever just a phase? How can you explain this to your neighbors and family? How can parents advocate for                     their children in elementary schools? What are the current laws on the rights of transgender children? What do doctors                        specializing in gender variant children recommend? What do the therapists say? 

LGBTQ Clients in Therapy: Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies
                    March 20th, 2018
                    ISBN 1324000481 (ISBN13: 9781324000488)

                    This book covers topics such as how to avoid making the common mistake of believing that "a couple is a couple," thus                       treating LGBTQ couples the same as their heterosexual counterparts; how to treat clients struggling in "mixed"                                     orientation marriages and relationships (straight and LGBTQ spouses in the same couple); and how to work with all                             clients who have non-heteronormative sexual behaviors and practices. Perhaps most importantly, the book discusses                         covert cultural sexual abuse (the trauma suffered from having to suppress one's own sexual and gender identity) as well                     as the difficult process of coming out to family and friends. 

The Advocate Guide to Gay Men's Health and Wellness
                    January 1st, 2008
                    ISBN 1593500408 (ISBN13: 9781593500405)

                    Focusing on prevention, lifestyle modification, and healthcare, Dr. Frank Spinelli has channeled his years of experience                       and research in order to create a comprehensive medical guide for gay men. Covering topics ranging from immunization,                     physical exams, depression, substance abuse, and andropause, New York City’s “hottest gay doctor” has compiled his                         knowledge into an invaluable guide specifically created for gay men.

Who Cares? Institutional Barriers to Health Care for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Persons
                    January 1st, 1996
                    ISBN 0887376762 (ISBN13: 9780887376764)

The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding
                    January 1st, 2011
                    ISBN 0309210615 (ISBN13: 9780309210614)

                    At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--                   are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with                                   incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for                               research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore,                         the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status,                       geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs.

Gay Bathhouses and Public Health Policy
                    August 28th, 2003
                    ISBN 1560232730 (ISBN13: 9781560232735)

                    Public health policy on bathhouses has been limited and poorly documented. This book--the first to be published on this                       timely and important topic--will help you become knowledgeable about gay bathhouses. Unlike most other places where                     men have sex in public, gay bathhouses are subject to government-imposed health regulations. Gay Bathhouses and                         Public Health Policy examines the bathhouse environment and how it differs from other public sex environments. It                               describes public policies that have been implemented, discussing policies for HIV prevention, testing, and intervention;                         issues related to civil liberties; and the legal aspects of these policies. 

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good
                    February 13th, 2019
                    ISBN13 9781849353267

                    Drawing on the black feminist tradition, including Audre Lourde’s invitation to use the erotic as power and Toni Cade                             Bambara’s exhortation that we make the revolution irresistible, the contributors to this volume take up the challenge to                         rethink the ground rules of activism. Writers including Cara Page of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice, Sonya                       Renee Taylor, founder of This Body Is Not an Apology, and author Alexis Pauline Gumbs cover a wide array of subjects                      from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugs—creating 

Today's Transgender Youth: Health, Well-Being, and Opportunities for Resilience
                    April 2nd, 2019
                    ISBN 036720889X (ISBN13: 9780367208899)

                    The contributions in this volume advance the scholarship regarding the health and well-being of gender expansive young                     people, at a time where a plethora of recent legislation has limited and removed sundry rights of transgender individuals.                     While previous scholarship identified disparities among transgender youth, this book approaches resiliency from multiple                     lenses - from school-based clubs as tools for engagement in advocacy, to proactivity and self-care as strategies to                               mitigate struggles. These empirical chapters focus on diverse contexts across different countries including Canada, the                       USA and Australia. 

AIDS, Communication, and Empowerment: Gay Male Identity and the Politics of Public Health Messages
                    April 9th, 1996
                    ISBN 1560238844 (ISBN13: 9781560238843)

                    AIDS, Communication, and Empowerment examines the cultural construction of gay men in light of discourse used in the                     media's messages about HIV/AIDS--messages often represented as educational, scientific, and informational but which                       are, in fact, politically charged. The book offers a compelling and substantive look at the social consequences of                                   communication about HIV/AIDS and the reasons for the successes and failures of contemporary health communication.                       This analysis is important because it provides a reading of health communication from a marginal perspective, one that                       has often been kept silent in mainstream academic research. 

Good for You: A Handbook on Lesbian Health and Wellbeing
                    September 1st, 1997
                    ISBN 0304336327 (ISBN13: 9780304336326)

                    No-nonsense approach to lesbian health issues that takes a wide-ranging look at all aspects of lesbian healthcare.                               Provides for the groundswell of interest in lesbian health issues internationally with informed writing on topics affecting                         lesbians today, e.g. cancer, the psychiatric system and mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, artificial                               insemination and child care, maintaining good relationships, aging, minority stress, dealing with medical professionals.

Pediatric Gender Assignment: A Critical Reappraisal
                    January 31st, 2003
                    ISBN 0306467593 (ISBN13: 9780306467592)

                    This book represents the proceedings from a conference that took place in Dallas in the spring of 1999 which was                               entitled "Pediatric Gender Assignment - A Critical Reappraisal." Some participants rightfully argued that the conference                       really focused on the issue of pediatric gender assignment, and that reassignment was not applied in most cases. Their                       comments were reflected in the title of this monograph. 

Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities
                    June 17th, 1998
                    ISBN 156023931X (ISBN13: 9781560239314)

                    Looking Queer: Body Image in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities contains research, firsthand                             accounts, poetry, theory, and journalistic essays that address and outline the special needs of sexual minorities when                           dealing with eating disorders and appearance obsession. Looking Queer will give members of these community’s hope,                       insight, and information into body image issues, helping you to accept and to love your body. In addition, scholars, health                     care professionals, and body image activists will not only learn about queer experiences and identity and how they affect                     individuals but will also understand how some of the issues involved affect society as a whole. 

Sexual Orientation and Mental Health: Examining Identity and Development in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
                    January 1st, 2006
                    ISBN 1591472326 (ISBN13: 9781591472322)

                    In Sexual Orientation and Mental Health, expert contributors explore the impressive body of rigorous empirical research                       on mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual people that has emerged over the past decade. This volume presents                             some of the most important work in this field from both established and emerging investigators. The contributors                                   examine the prevalence and potential determinants of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse in adolescents and                           adults, giving consideration to the roles of prejudice and harassment as well as of positive family and social supports.

Living Well: The Gay Man's Essential Health Guide
                    November 2nd, 1998
                    ISBN 1555834442 (ISBN13: 9781555834449)

                    Presents advice on all aspects of gay men's health, including finding the right doctor, preventative care, AIDS and HIV,                         body image, and sex-related issues.

Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States
                    December 1st, 2007
                    ISBN 0195301536 (ISBN13: 9780195301533)

                    This book reviews evidence of health disparities among gay and bisexual men, identifying individual and community                             factors that have contributed to these disparities, and suggests strategies for public health efforts to eliminate inequality                       in the future.

Identity and mental health among gay White men: The interrelations of race, gender and sexual orientation
                    January 1st,
                    ISBN 0549858091 (ISBN13: 9780549858096)

                    Scholars argue that identities develop through dynamic interactions with the environment, involving complex processes                       of internalizing beliefs, behaviors and values that structure one's understanding of self and their surrounding world.                               Research demonstrates that one's environment plays a key role in human development, self-construal, resiliency and                           overall mental health. A review of the literature demonstrates that internalized cultural messages about salient reference                     groups---such as race, gender or sexual orientation.

Recruiting, Assessing and Supporting Lesbian And Gay Carers And Adopters: A Good Practice Guide For Social Workers
                    September 12th, 2005
                    ISBN 1903699835 (ISBN13: 9781903699836)

                    

Promoting the Health of the Gay Community
                    October 6th, 2015
                    ASIN B016ASCGG6

                    More gay individuals and their families want culturally appropriate information as well as support and referral. The                                 purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with strategies that promote cultural competency when                             treating and caring for gay patients, supporting the concept of patient-centered care. In addition, members of the public                       may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.

Positioning Identities: Lesbians and gays Experiences with mental health care
                    June 30th, 2006
                    ISBN 1598742922 (ISBN13: 9781598742923)

                    How do lesbians and gays negotiate their sexual identities in mental health care contexts? How do they manage the                             institutional homophobia and heterosexism embedded in health care practice and practitioners? Using interpretive                               phenomenology, Hazel Platzer overturns limiting dualisms to describe the ways in which lesbians and gays are silenced                       and pathologized in their mental health care encounters, how they resist, and how their resistance can restrict access to                     care. She highlights the difficulties of researching a sensitive topic with a relatively “hidden” population and devises                             innovative techniques for handling bias and a multi-methods approach to the phenomenological study of experience and                     identities. She then offers proactive steps toward creating a health care environment in which lesbian and gay identities                       are normalized, improving both access to and quality of health care.

Health Issues When You're Transgender
                    January 1st, 2017
                    ISBN 1499464649 (ISBN13: 9781499464641)

                    Transgender people deal with a range of health issues. Some are specific to the community, others affect it                                           disproportionately, and others impact transgender and cisgender people alike. Readers will learn about mental and                               emotional health, gender dysphoria, hormone replacement therapy (including puberty-blocking hormones), gender                               affirmation surgery, and more. They’ll be reminded that, while surgery and hormone treatments can be life saving, they                         are neither right for every transgender person nor a requirement for being transgender. They’ll also read about the                               barriers to care that transgender people frequently face and get advice on dealing with a health care system marked by                        cissexism.

QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology
                    November 12th, 2015
                    ISBN 1941960022 (ISBN13: 9781941960028)

                    Featuring fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and comics by 48 writers from around the world, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology                       proves that intersectionality isn't just a buzzword. It's a penetrating and unforgettable look into the hearts and souls of                           those defiant enough to explore their own vulnerabilities and demonstrate their own strengths. Here is a gathering of                           people with the transformative-and political-power of love that transcends gender and ability. Ignorance is the biggest                           barrier.

Transgender Health And HIV Prevention: Needs Assessment Studies From Transgender Communities Across The United States
                    January 4th, 2006
                    ISBN 0789030152 (ISBN13: 9780789030153)

                    The impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the transgender community has been tragically ignored, and as yet there is                           surprisingly little research data on the subject of health care and HIV prevention in this marginalized population.                                   Transgender Health and HIV Prevention fills this void by providing a groundbreaking empirical assessment of the health                       needs of transgender persons in several areas around the United States. Respected experts discuss issues that hinder                       the effectiveness of HIV prevention programs, including housing, mental health, and employment, as well as the unique                       broader problems of social stigma, discrimination, and the lack of transgender knowledge and sensitivity.

Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population
                    April 1st, 2014
                    ISBN 0739187023 (ISBN13: 9780739187029)

                    Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population addresses a people whose lack of health care access, including                               mistreatment and refusal of services, are often omitted from discussions about health care and insurance reform.                                 Research suggests that LGBT people experience worse health outcomes than their heterosexual counterparts. Low                             rates of health insurance coverage, high rates of stress due to systematic harassment, stigma, discrimination, and lack                       of cultural competency in the health care system frequently manifest in negative health-related behaviors. The dearth of                       data collection on sexual orientation and identity in state and federal health care surveys has led to inadequate                                     information about LGBT populations and has impeded the establishment of health programs and public policies that                             benefit them.

Your Body, Your Health: Health Choices Made Easy for Trans Men, Trans Masculine and Non-Binary People
                    December 4th, 2015
                    ISBN 1906121915 (ISBN13: 9781906121914)

                    This 68-page full color booklet from the Men's Health Forum in partnership with Haynes and Gires has been developed                       with trans men and health professionals. It is written by Lee Gale and Lewis Turner with cartoons by Jason Brewer and                       principal photography by Fox Fisher - all trans men.

Feminist, Queer, Crip
                    May 1st, 2013
                    ISBN 0253009227 (ISBN13: 9780253009227)

                    In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways                       in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-                          mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit. She juxtaposes theories, movements, and                             identities such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg theory, transgender politics, and disability that are                         typically discussed in isolation and envisions new possibilities for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This bold                     book goes against the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a more just world.

LGBTQ Cultures: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Sexual and Gender Diversity
                    November 16th, 2017
                    ISBN 1496394607 (ISBN13: 9781496394606)

                    Drawn from real-world experience and current research, the fully updated LGBTQ Cultures, 3rd Edition  paves the way                       for healthcare professionals to provide well-informed, culturally sensitive healthcare to lesbian, gay, bisexual,                                       transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients. This vital guide fills the LGBTQ awareness gaps, including replacing myths                         and stereotypes with facts, and measuring the effects of social stigma on health. Vital for all nursing specialties, this is                         the seminal guide to actively providing appropriate, culturally sensitive care to persons of all sexual orientations and                             gender identities.

Mental Health Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities
                    August 13th, 2008
                    ISBN 1585627704 (ISBN13: 9781585627707)

                    This timely work offers compelling facts and insights in a concise yet comprehensive format, bringing together the latest                       research and clinical practice related to these four distinct communities.

Restricted Access: Lesbians on Disability
                    September 16th, 1999
                    ISBN 158005028X (ISBN13: 9781580050289)

                    In looking at the intersection of sexuality and disability, this nonfiction anthology challenges readers to confront how                             America deals with difference. Writers represent a broad range of disabilities (chronic fatigue syndrome, manic                                     depression, cerebral palsy) as well as a variety of racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds.

Medical Studies & Health Care

The Lesbian Health Book: Caring for Ourselves
                    October 20th, 1997
                    ISBN 1878067311 (ISBN13: 9781878067319)

                    Many women's health books include chapters for lesbians, but this is the only book dedicated in its entirety to lesbian                           healthcare. With its insight, breadth of knowledge and resource listings, "The Lesbian Health Book" is destined to                                 become "the" health and wellness manual for lesbians and their healthcare providers.

Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
                    May 22nd, 2018
                    ASIN B07D7R5P5T

                    Affirmative Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth: A Clinical Guide begins with three                                       introductory chapters which contain practical information regarding assessment, psychological interventions, and the                           potential medical and surgical interventions that are indicated for youth with gender identity concerns. The remaining                           chapters are illustrated by multiple cases build around overarching chapter themes. Each case chapter opens with broad                     questions applicable to clinical practices, while the cases themselves focus on a particular co-occuring mental health                           condition. The case chapters are structured with intersectionality in mind, including elements of ethnic, racial, and                                 cultural diversity, and the patients range over the full developmental spectrum, from pre-pubertal children to older                                 adolescents. 

Affirmative Psychotherapy and Counseling For Lesbians And Gay Men
                    October 22nd, 2002
                    ISBN 0761917691 (ISBN13: 9780761917694)
                    Affirmative Psychotherapy and Counseling for Lesbians and Gay Men offers a broad base of research, practice, and                           advocacy information about the special counseling needs of gays and lesbians. Authors Jeffrey N. Chernin and Melissa                       R. Johnson discuss universal themes as they apply to lesbian and gay clients, as well as issues unique to lesbians and                       gay men, including the treatment of same-sex couples and families, ethnic minority issues, and living with HIV/AIDS.                           They present sensible information on how to provide a safe therapeutic environment and how to interpret and apply                             psychological assessments.

Gay and Lesbian Mental Health: A Source book for Practitioners
                    September 25th, 1996
                    ISBN 1560239360 (ISBN13: 9781560239369)

                    As a source book on many mental health issues, Gay and Lesbian Mental Health covers eleven principle issues that                           gays and lesbians may face during their lifetimes, and it suggests ways for readers to begin improving the lives of gays                       and lesbians in many different areas, including parenting, eating disorders, coming out, aging, gay men's self-image,                           dual needs of ethnic homosexuals, adolescence as a homosexual, need and use of support groups, parental guidance of                     homosexual children, adult partners of adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and spirituality. Each chapter of Gay and                         Lesbian Mental Health is written by experts in the field who are able, through their professional and personal experience,                     to facilitate reader understanding of the particular topics covered. 

Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Health and Aging
                    October 17th, 2018
                    ASIN B07FRRQTML

                    This text addresses the specific lack of clinical educational support for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC)                       individuals as they age.  Chapters are written by multidisciplinary healthcare experts who present topical discussions in                       five critical areas: essential foundational information needed to understand the life experience of older TGNC people;                           mental and behavioral health issues; social service considerations; specific concerns for nurses; and unique long-term                         medical concerns for providers. In addition, special attention is placed on providing care for TGNC veteran populations,                       including strategies to access social services and Social Security, and developing support networks.

Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men
                    July 15th, 1999
                    ISBN 1560239263 (ISBN13: 9781560239260)

                    Discover how gay men's health care can be improved! Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men                     explores how social prejudices embedded in scientific research and practice often act as a detriment to gay men's                               health. This book provides an agenda for addressing heterosexism in the health sciences and in medical care while                             broadening approaches to gay male wellness beyond the limited scope of HIV infection. This groundbreaking book                               explore a number of neglected concerns affecting the sexual health of gay men, calling for the recognition of their                                 scientific, political, and cultural significance. In Smearing the Queer, gay men, HIV prevention workers, health care                               providers, mental health professionals, policymakers, 

Health Care For Lesbians And Gay Men: Confronting Homophobia And Heterosexism
                    September 6th, 1996
                    ISBN 1560230797 (ISBN13: 9781560230793)

                    Health Care for Lesbians and Gay Men educates practitioners about the special needs of gay and lesbian patients and                       how to look critically at the impact of homophobia and heterosexism on the provision of care. It provides an overview of                       critical health care issues for lesbians and gay men and offers concrete suggestions to health practitioners and social                           workers on how to address these issues in order to guarantee the best care for their patients and clients. Authors in                             Health Care for Lesbians and Gay Men give health care providers and mental health workers practical interventions;                           suggestions for advocacy, social change, grassroots efforts, and alternative programs; and lessons about how to use                           existing procedures to more effectively meet the unique health care needs of gays and lesbians. 

Adult Transgender Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Training Mental Health Professionals
                    October 12th, 2017
                    ASIN B076DFMKGT

                    Adult Transgender Care provides an overview of transgender health and offers a comprehensive approach to training                           mental health professionals in transgender care. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach to transgender care,                             emphasizing the complementary contributions of psychiatry, psychology, and social work in providing transgender care                         within an integrated treatment team. Included in this text are overviews of how to conceptualize and provide treatment                         with complex and difficult clinical presentations and considerations for understanding how to address system-level                               challenges to treatment. Adult Transgender Care meets a unique need by providing detailed information, clinical                                   interventions, case studies, and resources for mental health professionals on transgender care.

LGBT Psychology and Mental Health: Emerging Research and Advances
                    October 27th, 2017
                    ISBN 1440843376 (ISBN13: 9781440843372)

                    LGBT Psychology and Mental Health: Emerging Research and Advances brings together concise, substantive reviews of                     what is new or on the horizon in science and in key areas of clinical practice. It will equip professionals at institutions with                     mental health programs that deal with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues with information and insight to help                       psychologists, mental health clinicians, and counselors better serve the LGBT populations that, increasingly, are seeking                     their services.

Gay & Lesbian Medical Rights: How to Protect Yourself, Your Partner, and Your Family
                    December 1st, 2006
                    ISBN 1564148963 (ISBN13: 9781564148964)

                    Written in a straightforward, easy-to-understand style, this long-awaited title provides all the information you need to                             protect yourself and your partner during routine medical care, an illness or crisis and when planning for the future. It                             covers a range of issues important to every gay person, his or her partner and family, including: telling your doctor you                         are gay or lesbian; policies concerning blood, organ and sperm donations; finding GLBT-friendly therapists, couples                             therapists and addiction-treatment facilities; finding and qualifying for drug trials; and accessing infertility treatment. Gay                       & Lesbian Medical Rights goes on to explain how to protect your rights using health care directives, living wills, hospital                       visitation authorization, wills, emergency contact cards, DNRs, assisted suicide and powers of attorney.

Counseling Our Own: Lesbian/Gay Subculture Meets the Mental Health System
                    December 28th, 1986

                    ISBN 096172160X (ISBN13: 9780961721602)

Before AIDS: Gay Health Politics in the 1970s
                    February 2nd, 2018
                    ISBN 0812294998 (ISBN13: 9780812294996)

                    The AIDS crisis of the 1980s looms large in recent histories of sexuality, medicine, and politics, and justly so—an ​                    unknown virus without a cure ravages an already persecuted minority, medical professionals are unprepared and ​                    sometimes unwilling to care for the sick, and a national health bureaucracy is slow to invest resources in finding a cure. ​                    Yet this widely accepted narrative, while accurate, creates the impression that the gay community lacked any capacity to ​                    address AIDS. In fact, as Katie Batza demonstrates in this path-breaking book, there was already a well-developed ​                    network of gay-health clinics in American cities when the epidemic struck, and these clinics served as the first ​                  ​                    responders to the disease. 

The LGBTQ Meditation Journal
                    September 14th, 2017
                    ISBN13 9781370034307

                    For the fourth in their highly successful series of guided meditations books, Christopher Stone and Mary Sheldon focus                       upon the LGBTQ Community, offering a month's worth of contemplative spiritual adventures to enhance confidence and                       tranquility while inspiring self-acceptance, love, peace, pride, and dignity. Edited by Kris Jacen, the book explains the                           process of focused attention known as meditation and it offers a simple relaxation technique to induce a meditative state                     of mind. Editor's Note for eBook readers: For those that do look at page counts between print and ebook files, there is a                       big discrepancy between the print and ebook editions of this journal in PDF format. Don't worry, you are not missing any                       content. The difference is that the print version of the book contains space to note several months observations for each                     meditation.

The Health Of Sexual Minorities: Public Health Perspectives On Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Population
                    December 15th, 2006
                    ISBN 0387288716 (ISBN13: 9780387288710)

                    The first book of its kind, this resource offers a multidimensional picture of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)                     health across clinical and social disciplines to give readers a full and nuanced understanding of these diverse                                       populations. Here are real-world matters of definition and self-definition (including sexual identity, gender identity, and                           anti-identity), meticulous analyses of stressor and health outcomes, a extensive coverage of research methodology                             concerns, and critical insights into the sociopolitical context of LGBT individuals' health and lives.

Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women's Health
                    September 30th, 2010
                    ISBN 0199740453 (ISBN13: 9780199740451)

                    Pink ribbon paraphernalia saturate shopping malls, billboards, magazines, television, and other venues, all in the name                       of breast cancer awareness. In this compelling and provocative work, Gayle Sulik shows that though this "pink ribbon                           culture" has brought breast cancer advocacy much attention, it has not had the desired effect of improving women's                             health. It may, in fact, have done the opposite. 

HIV + Sex: The Psychosocial And Interpersonal Dynamics Of HIV Seropositive Gay And Bisexual Men's Relationships
                    January 1st, 2005
                    ISBN 1591472458 (ISBN13: 9781591472452)

                    HIV is no longer a death sentence and persons with HIV are living longer, healthier and more sexually active lives.                               Nevertheless, the sexual practices for gay men living with HIV have largely been ignored. This book illuminates the                             struggles faced by HIV-positive gay and bisexual men as sexual beings, but also describes the myriad ways in which                           many of these men are able to celebrate their sexuality. This distinctive and timely volume offers meaningful and                                   practical information for anyone working with HIV seropositive gay and bisexual men in both research and service                               domains.

Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Mental Health
                    January 5th, 2005
                    ISBN 0789026813 (ISBN13: 9780789026811)

                    This essential guide presents up-to-date, evidence-based information that can be implemented to improve mental health                     services for lesbian and bisexual women in a variety of settings. It examines the systemic factors that play a role in their                       psychological and emotional well-being, and presents new research on protective factors that play an important role                             when lesbian/bisexual women face depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.

Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation
                    September 1st, 1999
                    ISBN 0896086054 (ISBN13: 9780896086050)

                    Exile & Pride established Eli Clare as one of the leading writers on the intersections of queerness and disability. With this                     critical tenth-anniversary edition, the groundbreaking publication secures its position as essential to the history of queer                       and disability politics, and, through significant new material that boldly interrogates and advances the original text, to its                       future as well. Clare’s writing on his experiences as a gender queer activist/writer with cerebral palsy permanently                               changed the landscape of disability politics and queer liberation, and yet Exile & Pride is much too great in scope to be                         defined by even these two issues. Instead it offers an intersectional framework for understanding how our bodies actually                     experience the politics of oppression, power, and resistance. 

Lesbian health 101: a clinician's guide
                    January 1st, 2010
                    ISBN 0943671256 (ISBN13: 9780943671253)

                    In 1999, lesbians were identified as an underserved minority by the Institute of Medicine. Some health issues for                                   lesbians are different from those of heterosexual women, and clinicians need to be aware of these differences in order to                     provide culturally-appropriate care, since at least 5% of their female patients are lesbian. This book represents the                               cutting edge of what is known about lesbian health and also provides insight into women's health in general. This book                         will be useful to clinicians and students, as well as lesbians themselves.

Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide
                    March 17th, 2008
                    ISBN 0393704971 (ISBN13: 9780393704976)

                    It has been over three decades since the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality as a category of                           deviant behavior from the DSM. Same-sex marriage is recognized in certain states, gay-straight alliances are springing                       up in high schools across the country, and major religious denominations are embracing gay clergy. Yet despite the sea                       change of attitudes toward homosexuality, many well-meaning straight therapists are still at a loss as to how to                                     effectively counsel their gay and lesbian clients. This book will offer straight therapists the tools they need to counsel gay                     and lesbian clients effectively.

Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America
                    June 4th, 2019
                    ISBN 198488610X (ISBN13: 9781984886101)

                    Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the                             most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed tens of thousands of people. The losses were                         staggering, the science frightening, and the government's inaction unforgivable. The AIDS Crisis fundamentally changed                     the fabric of the United States. Viral presents the history of the AIDS crisis through the lens of the brave victims and                             activists who demanded action and literally fought for their lives. This compassionate but unflinching text explores                                 everything from the disease's origins and how it spread to the activism it inspired and how the world confronts HIV and                         AIDS today.

Doing It for Ourselves: Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health
                    March 31st, 2015
                    ISBN 149744473X (ISBN13: 9781497444737)

                    DIFO contains comprehensive information on lesbian and bisexual women's health as well as the manual for a 12 week                       health education and support group, focusing on making healthy changes in nutrition, physical activity, and managing                           stress with community support. The book can be used individually, or better yet, in small groups. The book was                                     developed as part of a federally funded research project, sponsored by the Office on Women's Health.

Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth
                    April 20th, 2009
                    ISBN 0415994829 (ISBN13: 9780415994828)

                    Through personal narratives and case studies, this fully updated second edition explores the childhood and adolescent                       experiences of transgendered persons. Addressing the differences between male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male                       (FTM) individuals and identifying the specific challenges of transgender persons from diverse races, cultures, and                                 religious backgrounds, this compelling book offers suggestions that will help social workers and the youths' families                              learn more about the reality of transgender persons' lives.

The Gay Science: Intimate Experiments with the Problem of HIV
                    July 28th, 2017
                    ASIN B074CGS1RN

                    Since the onset of the HIV epidemic, the behavior of men who have sex with men has been subject to intense scrutiny                         on the part of the behavioral and sociomedical sciences. What happens when we consider the work of these sciences to                     be not merely descriptive, but also constitutive of the realities it describes? The Gay Science pays attention to lived                             experiences of sex, drugs and the scientific practices that make these experiences intelligible. Through a series of                               empirically and historically detailed case studies, the book examines how new technologies and scientific artifacts – such                     as antiretroviral therapy, digital hookup apps and research methods – mediate sexual encounters and shape the worlds                       and self-practices of men who have sex with men.

Top Health Issues For LGBT Populations: Information and Resource Kit
                    January 18th, 2013
                    ISBN 0160916240 (ISBN13: 9780160916243)

                    Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit informs health care providers and prevention                                 specialists about the health experiences of LGBT populations. Understanding the health issues of LGBT individuals is a                        significant step in improving access to care and the quality of behavioral health services. The information and resource                        kit contain seven fact sheets as well as PowerPoint slides that can be used individually or together. DHHS Publication                          No. SMA 12-4684

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with the Lgbt Community: Creating Futures Through Hope and Resilience
                    October 23rd, 2015
                    ISBN 1317591909 (ISBN13: 9781317591900)

                    Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with the LGBT Community is a practical guide for mental health professionals who wish                       to increase their therapeutic skills and work more effectively with LGBT clients. This book shows how to help clients                             reach their goals in tangible, respectful ways by identifying and emphasizing the hope, resources, and strength already                       present within this population. Readers will increase their knowledge about the practical application of SFBT through                           case examples and transcripts, modified directly from the author's work with the LGBT community, and by learning more                     about the miracle question, exceptions, scaling, compliments, coping, homework, and more.

The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy
                    March 16th, 2003
                    ISBN 0789012529 (ISBN13: 9780789012524)

                    Most therapy is set up in a heterosexist context. Explore the issues facing your gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients--and                         how to deal with them! The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients offers therapists treating                                 lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients innovative, practical interventions plus homework and hands-on activities tailored to                           these populations. 

The Lesbian Health Guide
                    May 28th, 1994
                    ISBN 1895564026 (ISBN13: 9781895564020)

                    

Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
                    December 16th, 2016

                    ISBN 1498535763 (ISBN13: 9781498535762)
                     Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation focuses on the                               mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of health, and considers both risk and resiliency factors for the Black LGBT                               population. Contributors to this collection intimately understand the associations between health and intersectional anti-                      Black racism, heterosexism, homonegativity, biphobia, transphobia, and social class. This collection fills a gap in current                     scholarship by providing information about an array of health issues like cancer, juvenile incarceration, depression that                         affect all subpopulations of Black LGBT people, especially Black bisexual-identified women, Black bisexual-identified                           men, and Black transgender men. 

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice
                    October 30th, 2018

                    ISBN 1551527383 (ISBN13: 9781551527383)
                     In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah                             Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives                       and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all. Care Work is                     a mapping of access as radical love, a celebration of the work that sick and disabled queer/people of color are doing to                       find each other and to build power and community, and a tool kit for everyone who wants to build radically resilient,                               sustainable communities of liberation where no one is left behind. 

Gays and Mental Health: Fighting Depression, Saying No to Suicide
                    September 1st, 2009
                    ISBN 1422217515 (ISBN13: 9781422217511)

                    

Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Non-Conforming People
                    January 1st, 2012
                    ISBN

                    The World Professional Association for Transgender Health promotes the highest standards of health care for individuals                     through the articulation of Standards of Care (SOC) for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender                                         Nonconforming People. The SOC are based on the best available science and expert professional consensus.

Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Health
                    May 8th, 2015
                    ASIN B00XDJR54E

                    This 2nd edition of The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, reflects clinical and social                           changes since the publication of the first edition. Written by leading experts in the field of LGBT health in conjunction with                     The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, one of the most trusted and respected community-based research, education,                         and care centers, this edition continues to present the important issues facing patients and practitioners.

Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma
                    July 25th, 2014
                    ISBN 0814724124 (ISBN13: 9780814724125)

                    In Fat Gay Men, Jason Whitesel delves into the world of Girth & Mirth, a nationally known social club dedicated to big                           gay men, illuminating the ways in which these men form identities and community in the face of adversity. In existence                         for over forty years, the club has long been a refuge and ‘safe space’ for such men. Both a partial insider as a gay man                       and an outsider to Girth & Mirth, Whitesel offers an insider’s critique of the gay movement, questioning whether the                             social consequences of the failure to be height-weight proportionate should be so extreme in the gay community.

The Gay Men's Wellness Guide: The National Lesbian And Gay Health Association's Complete Book Of Physical, Emotional, And Mental Health And Well Being For Every Gay Male
                    January 1st, 1998
                    ISBN 0805047727 (ISBN13: 9780805047721)

                    Gay men are disproportionately affected by certain ailments, and in addition, diseases often take on different                                       manifestations in gay men than in straight men. In some urban gay communities, hepatitis B is in epidemic proportions;                       one in two men are HIV-positive; 54 percent are taking care of a seriously ill friend; and a third of gay men have sought                       the advice of a therapist. Few comprehensive resources exist today to give the 14 million gay men in America general                         information tailored specifically to our sexual, physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities: International Perspectives in Social Work
                    May 15th, 2015
                    ISBN 1447309685 (ISBN13: 9781447309680)

                    This pioneering study examines inequalities experienced by LGBT people in health care and considers the role of social                     work in addressing the inequity. The book is organized into three parts: the first provides a policy context in four                                   countries, the second examines social work practice in tackling health inequalities, and the third considers research and                       pedagogic developments. The volume’s distinctive international approach features practice vignettes as well as key                             theoretical perspectives on the components of health inequalities, including social determinants of health, minority                               stress, ecological approaches, and human rights. 

Man to Man: Gay Men's Health Made Easy
                    June 15th, 2015
                    ASIN B00ZRYE2XA

                    What’s the biggest risk to your health? Being gay or being a man? The answer is a bit of both. Men are generally less                         healthy than women and gay men generally less healthy than our straight brethren. The good news is that a few little                           changes can make a big difference. MAN TO MAN also answers all the frequently-asked questions on the male tackle.                       WARNING: Reading this booklet could seriously improve your health.

Reframing Bodies: AIDS, Bearing Witness, and the Queer Moving Image
                    December 2nd, 2009
                    ISBN 082234601X (ISBN13: 9780822346012)

                    In Reframing Bodies, Roger Hallas illuminates the capacities of film and video to bear witness to the cultural, political,                         and psychological imperatives of the AIDS crisis. He explains how queer films and videos made in response to the AIDS                     epidemics in North America, Europe, Australia, and South Africa challenge longstanding assumptions about both                                 historical trauma and the politics of gay visibility. Drawing on a wide range of works, including activist tapes, found                               footage films, autobiographical videos, documentary portraits, museum installations, and even film musicals, Hallas                             reveals how such “queer AIDS media” simultaneously express both immediacy and historical consciousness. 

The Aids Cult: Essays on The Gay Health Crisis
                    January 1st, 1997
                    ISBN 0943742102 (ISBN13: 9780943742106)

                    This is the first book to deal comprehensively with the real reasons gay men are becoming sick in ways that are called                         AIDS. The editors, John Lauritsen and Ian Young, and the other six contributors to The AIDS Cult examine psychological                     and cultural issues the ways religious intolerance, group fantasies, toxic rugs, pharmaceutical propaganda, deadly                               counselling, and a Cult of Doom have acted together to destroy the health of gay men. In his Introduction Ian Young                             writes: The orthodox view of our protracted health crisis as a highly infectious contagion from without has been found                           wanting.... we must seek the causes of this and other medical dilemmas in our own society, our own assumptions, our                         group-fantasies, our regimens, our recreations, and our rituals.

Psychiatry: Addiction in the LGBT Patient
                    November 2nd, 2013
                    ASIN B00GF50V08

                    Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other                                 healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings,                             provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men: The Trauma of Sexual Abuse
                    August 30th, 2017
                    ISBN 1138942227 (ISBN13: 9781138942226)

                    Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men: The Trauma of Sexual Abuse is an indispensable go-to book for                         understanding male sexual victimization. It has become increasingly clear since the 1980s that men and boys, like                               women and girls, are sexually abused and assaulted in alarming numbers. Yet there have been few resources available                       to victims, th*eir loved ones, or those trying to help them. Richard B. Gartner was in the vanguard of clinicians treating                         male sexual victimization and has written extensively about it, initially in professional papers, then in his landmark 1999                       book for clinicians Betrayed as Boys.

The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Service
                    February 15th, 2006
                    ISBN 1560234954 (ISBN13: 9781560234951)

                    Public health services for sexual minorities have suffered from practitioners' lack of knowledge about sexual or gender                         orientation, specific health concerns, and inherent system homophobia and heterosexism. The Handbook of Lesbian,                           Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Service provides a unique focus on LGBT public                     health, offering positive direction for practitioners looking for guidance in methods to ensure a healthy community for all                       while taking into consideration the special needs of sexual minorities.

Culture and Sexual Risk
                    June 22nd, 1995
                    ISBN 2884491317 (ISBN13: 9782884491310)

                    Brummelhuis and Herdt provide an intense examination of sexual risk and its cultural configurations heretofore missing                       from the AIDS literature. The chapters on Western gay men speak to the pressing methodological, conceptual and                               theoretical needs in HIV/AIDS research while providing an understanding and documentation of gay men's lives within                         the emerging corpus of lesbian and gay studies. Chapters on the Philippines, Brazil, Haiti and Africa explore the cultural,                     political and economic contexts surrounding the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS in these cultures.

Transgender Health Issues: Health and Medical Issues Today
                    August 1st, 2018
                    ASIN B07G3JKYKZ

                    Transgender individuals face unique challenges when it comes to their physical, psychological, and social health and                           well-being. This accessible reference investigates these concerns in depth, offering readers insights into topics such as                       discrimination and access to health care.

Transforming Practice: A Transgender Resource for Health Care Providers
                    January 21st, 2013
                    ISBN 0991798902 (ISBN13: 9780991798902)

                    In our experience our trans friends frequently have to educate their healthcare providers and therapists- not to mention                       the general public- about trans issues, so hopefully this book can grease the wheels for many of them so there's a peer                       reviewed book/study they can point to that dispels the myth that trans men and people anywhere on the gender                                   spectrum are prone to mental illness and unhappiness. This book has first hand interviews of trans men talking about                           positive experiences and even describing their transition process as enjoyable.

AIDS, Identity, and Community: The HIV Epidemic and Lesbians and Gay Men
                    May 9th, 1995
                    ISBN 0803953615 (ISBN13: 9780803953611)

                    The gay community has been hit hard by the AIDS epidemic in the United States and in much of Europe; as a result, the                     gay and lesbian community has been forced to examine existing notions of what it means to be gay and to belong to a                         community based on sexual orientation. This book explores gay and lesbian sexual behavior, personal identity and                               community membership from diverse perspectives. Chapters report the authors' own AIDS-related research and include                     discussions of AIDS in both large urban centers, such as New York and San Francisco, and in less populated settings                         outside the AIDS epicenters.

LGBT Issues: Looking Beyond Categories
                    November 12th, 2009
                    ISBN 1906716056 (ISBN13: 9781906716059)

                    The editors of this book provide a thought-provoking resource for anyone concerned with sexuality and gender identity in                     health and social care settings. With a Scottish focus, drawing on current research and debates, the book's contributors                       explore some of the tensions between the different ways in which sexuality is understood and experienced. A focus is on                     how categories like lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual shape everyday practice and service use.

A Recent History of Lesbian and Gay Psychology: From Homophobia to LGBT
                    September 13th, 2017
                    ASIN B075M3WPHD

                    This ground-breaking text explores the contemporary history of how psychological research, practice, and theory has                           engaged with gay and lesbian movements in the United States and beyond, over the last 50 years. Peter Hegarty                                 examines the main strands of research in lesbian and gay psychology that have emerged since the de-pathologizing of                       homosexuality in the 1970s that followed from the recognition of homophobia and societal prejudice.