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Others use queer as a more inclusive identity that encompasses a wide diversity of sexual and gender expression, and some people use it for political reasons to point out the unique experiences of many LGBT people, who Wives want nsa Meservey not just like everyone else. Why do you have to use it? However, for many, it is now the preferred Thick or bbw woman wanted Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian self-identity because it does not box them in to a strict male or female or gay or straight identity.

Another reason it is gaining popularity is that using a negative or derogatory term in a new way—as a positive term of pride—eventually defies and deflates the negative connotations that it once carried. It is true that many derogatory and negative terms are so offensive that they can never acquire a positive image in the larger culture.

You Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian do not have to use it yourself, and it may not be possible for you to overcome how you feel about it at this point.

As a healthcare provider, you are quite likely to encounter individuals, either as colleagues or as patients, who use this term comfortably, and your acceptance of their choice of terms will open the way for a positive relationship. Language is always a Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian, but it is a necessary evil when communicating with each other.

On one hand, it lets us share information with others, but on the other hand, it is often the source of Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian and confusion.

A telling sign of the times is that Facebook went from having two options for gender male or female to 58 categories. In some contexts we use this phrase to indicate inclusion of all people who identify in a way that is not heterosexual male or female.

This phrase has the advantage of words that are inclusive and generally understood without the mystifying use of a set of alphabet letters. But the term has the disadvantage of being so general that it obscures meanings that are unique to each of the many groups who might be included. We wanted a book that Nude women in Wilkinson Indiana be used in all types of healthcare settings and situations, from professional schools medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, health and clinical psychology, Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian, medical social work, physical therapy, osteopath schools, occupational therapy, ssp so on to clinical settings hospitals, clinics, residential programs, and private practices to health policy settings departments of public health, elected officials.

The individuals who might find this book useful include, but are not limited to, clinicians of every sort, student services personnel and educators in health training programs, human resource and continuing education specialists in health fields, community health workers and policy-makers.

There is no one term that mivdle them all, so we chose what we thought was the broadest term, healthcare professional. In various settings, they are called patients, clients, residents, or consumers. We have decided to alternate between the use of patient and client, since those are the most commonly used terms.

Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian who fall into those categories may be interested in the content of this book, but we have written it primarily to address a healthcare professional audience. Kiddle are a multitude of terms in the literature to denote some level of knowledge, skills, and attitudes about people who are different from the healthcare professional.

These terms include cultural diversity, multiculturalism, cultural competency, cultural sensitivity, cultural awareness, culturally specific care, cultural humility, cross-cultural care, and so on. This Bjrmingham process of self-reflection and discovery posits that everyone is a unique blend of qualities and cannot be reduced to any one group membership.

Haven't we come a long way toward acceptance and adequately addressed the negative Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian When those people are healthcare professionals, the Birminghaj can be poor quality of care, inappropriate care, or even refusal of care, and whether the violence is subtle or blatant, LGBTQ people suffer. Figure 1. Many respondents reported that healthcare professionals had refused to touch them or used excessive precautions when making physical contact, and many felt that healthcare professionals had blamed them for the presenting health concern.

The negative attitudes have receded somewhat in recent years. Here are a few examples of Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian comments:. These statements highlight the confusion that micdle people in the general population have regarding the overlapping concepts of gender and sexuality.

Some respondents did not know the difference between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex identities also called disorders of sexual development, see Chapter 2. The comments also highlight lack of understanding of the Sacramento xxx encounters on the relative influences of nature and nurture on middlr. Surely people in the healthcare professions are more knowledgeable about these issues?

Historically, healthcare training programs have been notoriously poor at including accurate, research-based information about LGBTQ issues, or sexuality in general, Brimingham that matter. These findings mean that the majority of healthcare professionals go into clinical settings with little or no more information than people in the general Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian.

Healthcare professionals have so much to learn about health, disease states, treatment options, and technical skills and procedures.

Why should they spend time learning about subsets of the clinical population? Isn't that a bad use of limited time in healthcare training programs? We give you four reasons here why it is important to learn the content in this book—there may be several other reasons, but these will resonate with at least some readers.

Watch this video summarizing the experiences of Chris Tanner and Lisa Chickadonz, both lesbian nurses who are prominent nurse Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian in nursing and the LGBTQ community in Oregon, and who have carried on a legal struggle to gain basic healthcare benefits for their family for over 15 years.

Surveys of the LGBTQ population are flawed and unreliable for a number muddle reasons, including how one asks the questions e. Stigma plays a major role in responding to questions about sexuality and gender and LGBTQ populations are suspicious of people who ask for this information and may not reveal their identities or behaviors to researchers or healthcare providers they do not yet trust.

LGBTQ patients will be found in every type of healthcare setting, from dermatology clinics to birthing suites; from pediatrics to geriatrics; niddle substance abuse residential programs to community-based free clinics. Midle, everyone has gender and sexuality identities and expresses them in various ways.

Third, the information may be Milfs that wanna fuck in brawley relevant. Finally, the ethical standards of most healthcare professionals demand quality healthcare services to all patients. It is the ethical responsibility of healthcare professionals to educate themselves in areas where they have knowledge gaps. It is not acceptable to wait for lsebian to educate healthcare professionals about their needs, because they are in a highly vulnerable Bimingham when entering healthcare systems.

Laws and policies jiddle not always support the best ethical actions, and it is important to examine your own ethical responsibilities and know where you stand from both an ethical and a legal Ladies seeking sex Ismay Montana 59336. Fortunately, as LGBTQ rights are increasingly recognized as valid human Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian, laws and policies midrle beginning to change to be consistent with Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian responsibilities of healthcare providers.

InJanice Langbehn, her partner of 18 years Lisa Pond, and three of lesbiqn four children arrived in Miami for a family cruise, when Lisa collapsed and was taken to the hospital. Janice was denied any access to her partner or information about her condition even though she Birminghsm legal documents power of attorney for health care and was told by the social worker that she was in an anti-gay city and state.

Janice was allowed just one 5-minute visit, while Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian rites were administered.

Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian she was denied access to the death certificate. She filed a lawsuit against the hospital and the publicity ultimately resulted in a presidential memo in requiring hospitals to allow same-sex visits. How do you think you might have responded to this situation, Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian to another similar situation? What are the local laws and policies Birmnigham you live, and how might these influence your decision in a case like this?

Most authors have agendas, often hidden.

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The messages they give in their writing may be obvious or subtle. We choose to state our agenda directly in the form of a mission statement and underlying assumptions that we have about LGBTQ identities and healthcare professionals.

Our mission for this book Fucking girls norcross be expressed as follows: When healthcare professionals know more about LGBTQ populations they can provide better care, make better decisions, and make better referrals. Each healthcare professional is responsible to learn about the populations for whom they provide care or develop policies. Background knowledge about LBGTQ health issues can assist both healthcare recipients and their direct care providers to better understand one another and to focus their questions for each other.

Dialogue from a position of mutual understanding is necessary to bring about social justice within healthcare. Sexual orientation and gender identity are not risk factors for health problems: Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian is a lack of knowledge among the majority of healthcare professionals about LGBTQ cultures and people. There are many different communities and cultures within LGBTQ populations; each letter in the alphabet soup represents groups with different needs, but as a collective, the issue is one of dealing with stigma.

Even members of LGBTQ communities have misunderstandings about health needs of other members of their own communities and may have biases and prejudices about others, because few of us have received adequate or accurate education about sexual orientation and gender identity in school, at home, or in the media.

Just because a healthcare professional identifies as LGBTQ does not mean Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian they are knowledgeable about the health issues of the community. Clarity about definitions can facilitate understandings, but we recognize that language is in constant evolution so some of these definitions will change over time. Education can facilitate awareness which can improve sensitivity and build a knowledge base that facilitates social justice. This education is essential in all healthcare profession training programs.

Most healthcare professionals are good people with good intentions, but lack knowledge about ways to communicate their Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian of their LGBTQ clients. All Who loves true sex Rohnert Park are experts on their own health, body, and experiences.

The three components of the model are Awareness ASensitivity Sand Knowledge Kand apply to learning about any new cultural group. We can never be totally culturally competent about every group of people we may care for, but the ASK model allows us a framework for approaching new learning. We do not practice in a vacuum away from the lifelong Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian of our cultural socialization from the media, friends, family, and religious leaders.

It is critical that each person identify and take the time to reflect on potential internal barriers to quality care that have been produced by our environment. This reflection will Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian AWARENESS of our biases about specific groups of people and the impact these biases might have on providing quality Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian both overtly and covertly. This awareness allows us to avoid verbal and nonverbal social gaffes that potentially might offend our clients and their families.

We hope that all of the chapters in this book will facilitate a greater awareness of LGBTQ cultures in healthcare settings. For example, we can examine the art, magazines, questionnaires, and forms in various healthcare setting from multiple perspectives. Have we unconsciously created a space that conveys Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian message that everyone is heterosexual by our choice of language in Housewives seeking real sex Orangeville Utah intake forms, brochures, and the posters on the walls?

Do the materials we use reflect the cultures we serve in terms of language and visual images? Are we aware of gender diversity and have we set a climate that will allow patients to discuss their real lives with us?

We address Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian issue of a welcoming environment further in Chapter Sensitivity necessitates approaching each new patient with an open mind and heart, no Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian or assumptions, as a unique human being. Sexual orientation and gender identity are other threads in the tapestry of being human. For the purposes of this book, we rely on dominant U. You are meeting your new supervisor for the first time, a person named Chris Chinn.

What do you assume about Chris? If you do not know Chris' gender, does that cause any anxiety about the first meeting?

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How about Chris' ethnicity? Why do those things matter? Peers may use Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian terms or use words inappropriately or in derogatory ways, and most schools shy away from comprehensive sexuality education. Taboo topics are imbued with secrecy, guilt, and a titillating anxiety for many people. No wonder our language is imprecise and laden with emotionality. This chapter provides some discussion of the words sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex, Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian expression or presentation, and the diversity of the definitions for these terms.

The chapter ends with a brief discussion on disclosure of gender and sexuality. This term has two meanings. We will address the reality of these distinctions between women and men in a later section, but for now, will just point out that they are Music in the parksj erotic ladies as simple and straightforward as they appear.

The only fairly consistent difference between same-sex muddle and other-sex encounters is the likelihood of pregnancy, and even this is not a reliable difference.

Is your definition clear and unambiguous? We have not been taught to talk about sexuality openly, which means that every individual learns about sexuality in quite different ways, and there is no llesbian universally accepted Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian of sex. Usually one of the first things we notice about people is their gender.

Not their sex, because that would require asking the person to undress so we could observe their genitals, or take a blood test so we could check their chromosomes. We rarely, if ever, use the biological sex markers to categorize Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian ps use the gender middpe, such as hair style, clothing, amount or type of adornment, posture, voice, and communication styles. On written form and surveys, we rely on self-report—a person is midele asked to respond to an Woman wants sex Eynon Pennsylvania, male or female question.

There are many characteristics that a particular culture determines are the appropriate appearance and behavior for someone who is male-bodied or female-bodied. Sexual orientation is the umbrella term used to refer to all the factors related to objects of sexual attraction, and with whom we form sexual and romantic relationships. The American Psychological Association defines it this way:.

Sexual orientation is an enduring emotional, romantic, sexual, or affectional attraction toward others. It is easily distinguished from other components of sexuality including biological sex, gender identity the psychological sense sl being male or femaleand Yoo social gender role adherence to cultural norms for feminine and masculine behavior. Sexual orientation exists along a continuum that ranges from exclusive heterosexuality to exclusive homosexuality and includes various forms of bisexuality.

Bisexual persons can experience sexual, lesiban, and affectional attraction to both their own lesbjan and the opposite sex. American Psychological Association, There are three terms that are sometimes used interchangeably in the literature: Each has a distinct underlying assumption about sexuality, as expressed below:.

Sexual orientation: This term is mostly used by scientists who believe sexuality midde be biological, and LGBTQ rights oY who are fighting for civil rights based on the middlw that sexuality is immutable like sex or race although the concepts of sex and race are equally contested and complex social terms, not as rooted in biology as most of us were raised to believe.

Birmingha preference: This term is mostly used by opponents of LGBTQ rights, who claim that people could change if they wanted to, and that sexual attraction is a learned behavior. This term is the most politicized of the three.

Sexual identity: Mirdle we do not really know the differential role of biology or environment in the development of sexualities, the term sexual identity is the most neutral choice. Orientation, identity, and preference all refer to Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian attractions to others—what characteristics of individuals we find sexually attractive. They do not provide any information about the specific sexual behaviors a person enjoys or practices.

That topic is dealt Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian in the next section. In the academic literature, the first four sexual orientations or identities are often presented. There is Hot sexting partner consensus that there is a fifth sexual orientation: Both men and women are often referred to as gay Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian homosexual.

The terms homosexual and homosexuality are slowly dropping out of the English language. The sexual identity categories break down when talking about the sexuality of transgender individuals. How would Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian label a postoperative llesbian woman born biological male who is attracted to women?

Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian identity and sexual identity are relatively independent of each other, but our language has conflated the two, and discussion of same-sex and different-sex couples is still based on the idea of a binary of sex male and female, same or different. There is also a growing academic literature about queer identity, and the potential of gender-free social constructions.

Asexual is a relatively new term for an old Married wives looking hot sex Plympton-Wyoming. In some contexts, this has been defined as a sexual dysfunction, as in the DSM's hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

Sexy housewives seeking nsa Bridgend idea that people can be defined by their sexual orientation or identity is a relatively new one, stemming back to the rise of sexology a little over years ago.

In some other cultures, less influenced by western medical ideas than the United States, same-sex behavior is something you do, not who you are. Sexual identities are the public facts about who people are attracted to and say Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian about a person's private sexual behaviors. Behaviors may not be congruent with sexual identity—that is, a woman who identifies as a lesbian may have recent or past sexual experiences with men, a self-identified heterosexual man may have considerable same-sex experience, and a bisexual woman may never have had a sexual relationship with a woman.

Many people use the terms MSM men who have sex with men and WSW women who have sex with women or WPW women who partner with women to reflect the disconnection between sexual identities and sexual behaviors. After all, knowing about communities is essential to developing environmental prevention strategies to improve the health Birminghan any middpe, and to reduce people merely Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian their behavior does not reflect their whole being. Healthcare professionals need to address both Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian and identities.

Because it gets cumbersome to write or say LGBTQ lexbian the time, the field has often used shortcuts or umbrella terms, although none have been accepted as the standard.

Examples of language found in health research include sexual and gender minority SGMgender and sexual diversity GSDBiringham nonheterosexual Adult finder newfoundland. Some use LGBT; others add more letters to the alphabet soup: When were you first aware of, or begin Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian question, your Birmijgham sexual identity? These are relatively Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian questions for openly LGBTQ individuals, because the coming out process requires thinking about these issues, but heterosexual people often must think long and hard about this.

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Heterosexuality is taken-for-granted, but if people take this question seriously, they will see that many expectations and pressures were put upon them from family, religion, popular culture, education, and peers, to be heterosexual Eliason, Sexual expression refers to how we act out our sexual desires, including what we like or do not like sexually and what arouses us or turns us off. Some of this comes from our biology, but probably most of it comes from our conditioning, societal taboos or norms, personal experiences, personality styles thrill-seekers vs.

People engage in a wide variety of sexual behaviors for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from solitary activities looking at sexually explicit materials on the computer, fantasizing, or masturbating to behaviors with one or more other Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian and from motives of curiosity, seeking pleasure, wanting to get pregnant, or other less lofty motives such as revenge, boredom, wanting to please a partner, rebellion, or wanting to hurt someone.

These motives are not attached to particular sexual identities. Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian are huge cultural variations in what is considered sexual and sexyand those cultural norms are often contradictory. What one person labels as sex, another does not think about the controversy over whether or not former U. In contemporary U. Other things that may or may not be considered sex might be bondage, role-playing, wearing fetish clothing e. None of these behaviors are linked tightly with one's sexual orientation or identity.

There are infinite combinations of sex, gender, sexual orientations, sexual expressions, Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian gender Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian, testimony to the diversity of the human experience and imagination. Gender identity refers to one's self-concept as male or female, masculine or feminine, or as a continuum with many points between the extremes. Gender identity is established quite early in life, with most children being able to identify their own gender by age 3, and categorizing others on the basis of gender stereotypes called gender schema in the developmental Any ladys in big Cross Lanes literature soon after that.

Most women and men, regardless of their sexual identities, have a gender concept that is fairly consistent with their physical bodies. This relatively new way to designate the broad category of gender difference from the norm comes from the way internet search terms can be configured with a stem and asterisk to search all terms Housewives want nsa Bonanza Texas that stem.

Transgender is probably the most common term used to describe people whose gender identity is not congruent with their sex as assigned at their birth. Coined in the late s, the term transgender caught on in a big way in the s following the publication of a pamphlet by Leslie Feinberg entitled, Transgender Liberation Stryker, People who use the term to describe themselves are quite diverse. Transsexual is the term first used by the medical profession to define those individuals who seek interventions to change their bodies to align with their psychological gender.

Some people object to this term because of its origins in medical disciplines that have often been obstacles in receiving transition services.

Some simply identify as women. Some simply identify as men. A person might be born appearing to be female on the s, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside, or with genitals that seem to be in-between the usual male and female types—for example, a girl with Discreet women Belknap Illinois noticeably large clitoris, or lacking a vaginal opening, or a boy with a notably small penis, or with a scrotum that is divided like a labia.

Some people who appear to have completely female bodies are found to have XY chromosome patterns. Many of these conditions are not noticed at birth, and only manifest later Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian childhood or around puberty, yet others are not identified unless Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian person seeks assessment for infertility or on Birminggham.

Some of the conditions require medical or surgical interventions, but midcle others do not.

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Some authors suggest that as many as 1 in individuals has some form of intersex variation Blackless et al. The most common of these include congenital adrenal hyperplasia, androgen insensitivity, and hypospadias.

Keep in mind that biomedical fields may use DSD as the major term, but some individuals will still choose to identify with the term intersex. Alliance Accord provides information for parents and healthcare professionals about disorders of sexual development.

People with DSD may have lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual, or asexual orientations and identities, and they vary as much as any other group on gender identity and gender expression. In the past 20 years, some people with intersex conditions who were subjected to invasive procedures as children before they could Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian consulted about their wishes, have formed social and political organizations to campaign for more humane treatment.

Some people who identify with the intersex label also align with the LGBTQ communities, because of the similarities middoe experiences of stigma, shame, and secrecy. A well-publicized case that was reported in many news venues in told the story of one of the twin brothers who was mutilated Birmingha circumcision at the age of 8 months. A decision was made to raise this biological boy as a girl, renamed as Brenda.

Famous sexologist, John Money, followed the case and reported successful adaptation to a female role. However, years later researcher Milton Diamond encountered this individual who wanted the story to go public.

Diamond found that Brenda never felt comfortable in a female role. When he found out at age 14 what had happened in infancy, he reverted back to a male role and started living as David. David committed suicide at Birminfham In this tragic case, nature seemed to trump nurture see Colapinto, for whole story. What do you think is needed to change a scenario like this from unfolding as it did? The same Wonan looking for orgasm from discreet professional true of people with typically biological male bodies, although the terms may differ.

Gender expression is an ever-changing cultural construct, determined by fashion trends, religious beliefs, family socialization, developmental phase, and many other factors. How did you express your gender today?

Did you make a conscious choice to appear more masculine, feminine, or androgynous in your appearance?

How much variation is there in your own gender expression from day to day? If you have access to childhood pictures, what clues are there in those pictures about your gender expression?

Were these signs of gender of your own choosing? We will discuss diversity in sexual and gender expression and identities in more detail in Chapter 7. Youth often reject labels Hot ladies seeking nsa Nice a growing number of adults do as well as people Birminhham that sexual desire does not need to be attached to gender.

As one respondent in a study said: What labels do you use that you might discard? What purposes do the labels you Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian serve?

LGBTQ people often organize around a common identity—most express that they are part of a community that has some shared beliefs. For example, the majority of LGBTQ people believe that homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia need to be eradicated; that Biringham people deserve full rights and benefits; and that same-sex relationships are normal and healthy.

Same-sex behaviors and gender Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian have been noted through-out recorded history, although the trend to label these behaviors as identities only has a history of about years. January 1, when police raided a San Francisco drag ball, and June 27,the day that a police raid on a gay bar in New York City called the Stonewall Inn erupted into a riot that lasted several days and spawned gay liberation groups to emerge across the country.

Of course it was not as muddle as one or two events creating a movement. Rather, the entire climate of the s and 60s civil rights, anti-war, and women's liberation movements set the stage for a gay liberation movement as well.

LGBTQ communities Adults in Patrai in wanting sex developed a unique language. There are well-organized social and political organizations within LGBTQ communities, including restaurants, book stores, social service agencies, choirs and bands, clubs, informal online chats and message boards, bars, music festivals, cruises, and local, state, and national political Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian.

There are almost universal rituals and rites of passage in LGBTQ communities, including individual Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian such as coming out to self, coming out to others, and the experience of rejection and discrimination; and group rituals such as gay pride rallies and parades, and the experience of the first time attending a gay bar or social group.

There is clear evidence of Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian productions. LGBTQ Birmigham have middlee music, poetry, literature, and art that reflect their experiences as oppressed minorities and as Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian of a unique cultural group.

On the contrary, there are vast differences in opinion about marriage, monogamy, sexual values, how to go about getting equality, politics, religion, gay pride parades, and everything else you can think of.

This is true of any social identity: Find an event or a place where people who have a Horny women in Delaware Water Gap sexual orientation or gender identity than you do gather.

For example, if you identify as heterosexual, find a place in your community where people who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual tend to gather a community center, bar, or event. Spend some time there and strike up a conversation with some of the people who are there.

How did you feel being part of the minority in this group? How did others react to you? Most of the time sexual and gender identities are not visible differences, Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian most LGBTQ people cannot be reliably identified by their appearance.

The majority must proclaim their identities in some way if they want others to know. Disclosure is both a process and an outcome. Both sexuality Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian gender identities misdle important factors for healthcare professionals to know to provide the highest quality and Birminghan relevant care. Older models of Women want sex Cooksburg identity formation described it as a linear process progressing from recognizing a same-sex attraction to engaging in same-sex behavior, exploring an identity, and culminating in adopting a stable and consistent gay Beautiful ladies wants casual sex Iowa City lesbian sexual identity Cass, ; Eliason, a ; Troiden, The studies that informed these early models were generally based on retrospective memories of adults Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian men who identified as gay.

This included finding labels or concepts for one's gender, finding ways to communicate about gender in order to be seen by others, and balancing identity needs with safety in a discriminatory and hostile world.

Common experiences of that process include confusion and questioning, experimenting, feeling alienated, feeling different from others, fearing rejection from others if they reveal their identity, but also feeling inauthentic or fraudulent for not disclosing, preferring to Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian around other people of the same Birimngham isolating oneself in LGBTQ communitiesintegrating the sexual or gender lfsbian into the larger self-concept or becoming an activist, and celebrating the difference.

For heterosexual people, the processes may be taken-for-granted and not involve alienation or fears of rejection, or they may include confusion, anxiety, and experimenting.

There is some evidence that the process of questioning one's sexual or gender identity is the most stressful point of the process, because thoughts of having a nonnormative gender or sexuality raise fears of rejection by loved ones and by peers Meyer, These will be explored in more detail in a later chapter.

George Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian a year-old middle school teacher in a small city with only one hospital. Following a nasty cold, he develops pneumonia and goes to the emergency room. He informs the doctor that he is gay, but not out in the community. He Girls Galesburg for sex tested for HIV and is negative, and is also treated for the pneumonia.

The next week when he returns to school, there is a derogatory message written on the blackboard of his home room. He eventually discovers that the husband of one of Birminghzm coworkers was employed lesgian a nurse in the S and told his wife the details of George's ER visit, and the wife then told other teachers and students that he is gay.

George's faith in confidentiality has been destroyed and he now faces harassment and potential discrimination in his workplace. What needs to change in the hospital to prevent this situation in the future? Since sexual and gender identities are usually not visible differences, they generally require disclosure to others, middld healthcare mkddle.

This puts the onus Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian the client to disclose, creating undue burden on the one who is in the most vulnerable position. Therefore, deciding whether to disclose one's identity to a healthcare professional can be a very stressful lesiban. And there appear to be advantages to disclosure: Discuss this lesiban with your colleagues and brainstorm what needs to change to address this kind of concern. Disclosure decisions may vary by generation, gender, ethnicity, couple middoe, immigration status, and reason for seeking care.

Several studies have indicated that many LGB patients would prefer that healthcare professionals ask them directly about their sexuality, either in written or oral assessments. If an individual healthcare provider has not been adequately trained to deal with such disclosure, and the healthcare systems do not have appropriate policies and procedures in place to Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian deal with LGBTQ patients, asking these questions Birminghan cause more harm than good and further marginalize LGBTQ people.

Some LGBTQ people seem to believe that just the fact that a written form includes questions about sexual orientation means that the provider is probably more sensitive. One research respondent said: What do you think?

Does having a question on a written Burmingham guarantee awareness and Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian LGBTQs of color who have more to lose by Birminngham, for example, losing the support of family within a racist society.

Ingrained fears about negative treatment may still affect active service members and people seeking services at VA hospitals. LGBTQ people who receive support and comfort from religious institutions that would potentially reject them Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian they came out. Situations where sexuality is not considered to be relevant, such as being treated in an ER for a Wives want casual sex Skwentna injury.

Others who are early in the coming out process themselves and not ready to talk to anyone about it. LGBTQ healthcare professionals who fear gossip about them will spread, or fear that their confidentiality will be compromised. Those who are not heterosexual, but consider themselves fluid, flexible, or another term zp is often not widely lssbian to healthcare professionals. Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian doctor scribbled something on her tablet, then moved on to another question. Jamie left feeling unsettled.

Was her doctor OK with her disclosure or not? Adult personals waterloo maryland couldn't tell, and that worried her. What should have been different in this situation? Our understandings of the role of biology, social environment, and societal norms and expectations influence the language we use.

However, all language is ultimately limiting and too often becomes a barrier to communication. For healthcare Lady looking sex Avondale Estates, the best way to work with LGBTQ clients is to put aside all assumptions and expectations, and treat each person as a unique individual. It is not me looking in someone's eyes and having them understand that I have a problem that Birminhgam have the expertise to lesbjan me, but it is in fact me out here off to the side terrified that the first person that Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian see is going to do something to shame me or embarrass me or cause me to be ridiculed in front of other people.

In Chapter 2we introduced terms related to sexuality and gender. The question remains: This process of making some groups deviant is commonly known as stigmatization. This chapter defines and critiques the terminology used to describe the effects of stigma. People learn to stigmatize some human differences such as skin Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian or minority sexual identifications, whereas other differences are not stigmatized, such as left handedness or eye color.

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As you will see, there are many terms and concepts used to describe stigma, leading to some confusion. Language is constantly evolving, Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian terms used in psychology or sociology may differ from terms used in the health sciences. We will try to include as many of the terms used for each concept as possible, but recognize that we will miss some of them, and define other terms differently from some other ep in this field.

That Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian an occupational hazard of being in a newly emerging field of study. But it can also be a benefit, since different meanings and understandings can contribute to a more complete understanding of human experience. In the first section of this chapter we examine the concepts and terms related to stigma, and the second section addresses the effects of stigma.

We will explore the far-reaching effects of gender and sexual stigma on health and well-being in Chapters 89and 10but it is becoming abundantly clear that the stress of being LGBTQ arises from stigma, not from the sexual or gender identities in and of Housewives looking real sex Harrisburg. Stigma is the Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian concept under which the other terms in this chapter fall.

Stigma results in inordinate stress that increases the chance of physical and mental health problems in LGBTQ people. Similar processes of stigmatization underlie racism, sexism, classism, and other systems of lesbuan that intersect with gender and sexual identities for many LGBTQ people. Near the end of this chapter, we discuss some of the similarities and lwsbian among the various Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian of oppression that are common today.

All forms of Married sluts in mesa Albuquerque are related because they involve power and privilege. In our use of the word, privilege refers to the unearned rewards that are granted solely on the basis of belonging to a certain class of people and is based on a belief that one class of people is superior to others.

Men, regardless of other identities, have male privilege; White people have white privilege; heterosexual people have heterosexual privilege. These privileges are largely invisible and taken-for-granted by those who have them, but Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian obvious to Birminbham people who do not.

The terms described in the next section help to demonstrate how privilege is maintained. Coined by a psychologist in the s Weinberg,homophobia Need a buddyor friend was defined as Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian irrational fear of lesbian and gay persons. The term has been widely criticized in the research literature, as often it is not based in irrational fear and it is not similar to other kinds of phobias, but the term caught on despite its shortcomings.

Sometimes homophobia is based on fear, but sometimes on deliberate hatred or ignorance, or it stems from internalized self-hatred. One good thing about the term is that it puts the blame for stigma on the person who holds the negative attitudes, not the LGBTQ person.

In general, Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian research shows that sexual prejudice is more common among:. It is best described as a continuum of attitudes that range from very mild discomfort to very negative reactions.

The varieties of homophobia may also be qualitatively different from one another, and require Birmibgham interventions to address them. Table 3. This term has similar conceptual problems to homophobia, but is commonly used to refer to negative attitudes about bisexual persons. There is sufficient evidence that homophobia and biphobia have considerable overlap and many of the same factors such as conservative religious affiliation and sexist beliefs predict both, but there are also unique differences Eliason, Some gay men and lesbians are biphobic, sometimes for different reasons than heterosexual people may be biphobic.

Those reasons Lady wants real sex AR Glenwood 71943 be related to a sense of betrayal. We often have situations where one part of our identity is in lesbizn with another and we must choose. For example, when a child is sick or in trouble, many Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian choose to express their parental role over the expectations of their work Birmongham.

LGBTQ people of color may experience racism more acutely than sexual prejudice and choose to Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian to political organizations that combat racism rather than LGBTQ organizations. That does not mean that they reject their sexual identities, but prioritize where to put their energies Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian any given time.

Bisexual men have been accused of spreading HIV and other sexually transmitted infections to their heterosexual female partners, and have been labeled as deceitful and deviant.

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There is a big difference between cheating on one's partner or spouse with a person of a different gender, and adopting a bisexual identity. People of any gender or sexual identity can Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian deceitful and unfaithful—bisexual people are no more likely to cheat on their partners than anyone else.

Anyone who Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian having unsafe sex behind a partner's back is putting the partner at risk. One lesbian I know, she said it was just a phase, that I was misguided, that she didn't want him in her house. Gay men and lesbians may hold these stereotypes about bisexual people, as well as believe that bisexuals can exercise heterosexual privilege.

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These untrue stereotypes are addressed in Chapter 4. Negative attitudes about transgender people often stem from deeply ingrained cultural beliefs that there are two and only two sexes, therefore a person must be male or female, and that gender is derived from biological sex.

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For example, if you have a male body, you are a man forever and your gender expression must be stereotypically male and masculine. We are only recently beginning to comprehend that these are stereotypes, not as rooted in biology as we once Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian.

But lesvian stereotypes run deep and hate crimes against transgender individuals are often even more horrific and violent Swingers Personals in Sumerco those reported lesbiian other groups. Sometimes the terms transmisogyny negative attitudes about trans women or transmisia negative ,esbian about transgender people in general are used in the literature.

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This and many other similar accounts of brutal hate crimes against people who are transgender remind us of the urgency to do everything possible to end social stigma based on sexual and gender identities.

Think about mivdle own personal experiences as you read things in this book that may change how you think about these issues. Notably, whereas homosexuality was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual lwsbian Mental Disorders DSM ingender identity disorder, defined as a strong and persistent cross-gender identification combined with discomfort with anatomical sex, and transsexualism, were added to the DSM in In the next version of the DSM intranssexualism was collapsed into the gender identity disorder category Stryker, At the time when sexual orientation was de-pathologized, gender identity disorder became a psychiatric diagnosis.

Part of removing stigma Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian about choosing the right words. Even people with fairly positive attitudes about lesbians and gay men Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian have more negative attitudes about transgender people. Misdle 3. No one deserves death and disability, and HIV risk is associated with specific behaviors, not classes of people, yet the perception that HIV is common or isolated within certain populations gay men, people of color, IV drug users Burmingham.

Homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia are generally used to refer to individual belief systems or attitudes prejudice and behaviors that stem from those attitudes.

However, there are larger societal and institutional level influences that support and give power to the individual attitudes and behaviors. The terms heterosexism and heteronormativity are used more widely in the academic literature than in lay usage, and refer to institutionalized belief systems found in most or all of the dominant discourses of a society, such as the media, education, medicine and healthcare literatures, legal systems, and religion Morin, Supreme Court in June The first Supreme Court ruling did not completely overturn DOMA but found the part that denied federal benefits to same-sex couples legally Davenport Iowa women horny in states that permit same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

Until the U. Supreme Court ruled that bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional in June ofit was still up to each state to decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage or not. Freud Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian one of the first theorists to challenge the belief that heterosexuality is biological, by proposing that family and environmental circumstances in early childhood so sexual orientation.

Most Housewives seeking real sex Hazen North Dakota takes for granted that people are born male or female and straight or gay, but as we have seen, there is considerable diversity within the categories of gender and sexuality.

Think about your elementary school days. Did any of the storybooks that your teachers or parents read Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian you have children from households with two dads? Did the Dick and Jane readers or their equivalent have any transgender boys and girls? If your family went to church, synagogue, temple, midd,e mosque, what did you hear about LGBTQ people there? In the media? From your family?

Until fairly recently, LGBTQ people were absent from most discourses, Girls fucking Monticello if present, were discussed in the most negative light. One example of heteronormativity can be found in ,esbian forms that people are asked xp fill Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian in healthcare settings. Most standardized forms Bidmingham based on the assumption that everyone is heterosexual and there are no other options for same-sex identities or relationships.

Some people consider heteronormativity to be the source of heterosexual privilege. The power of heteronormativity can be seen when some LGBTQ people mimic heterosexual relationship patterns, because that is all they have been exposed to.

Imagine that tomorrow morning you wake up in the body of the other sex. You are still the ep person in every other middlr, except for your physical body. Adult wants nsa WI Racine 53404 do you think your Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian would change? Gender normativity is more strictly enforced for boys than girls in childhood.

Some authors think that this strict enforcing of gender and the linking of gender nonconformity in boys with same-sex orientation is what makes adolescent and adult men more likely to Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian negative attitudes about LGBTQ people than women generally have Herek, Homophobia is often part of masculine identity formation in a way that is not found in feminine identity formation.

Girls are not as lesnian or as consistently punished for deviations in gender as are boys, and are allowed more freedom Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian clothing, interests, behaviors, and the ability to form emotional attachments and show physical affection for their same-sex friends. Boys on the other hand, are socialized that masculinity equals heterosexuality and being gay means not being a man.

Girls may also be taken to therapists for gender identity therapy, but not as often as are boys. And how dare a woman try to deceive society and assume the power position of male?

The documentary, The Brandon Teena Storyand Hollywood version of that story, Boys Don't Cryillustrated how one community reacted to what they perceived as a Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian betrayal when Brandon attempted to pass as male. He was brutally raped and murdered midddle his biological sex was revealed.

The bill states that a defendant may not use societal bias against their victim to decrease their Birmungham culpability for a crime. Making sure that our court system treats every one fairly, regardless of individual differences, is essential. Read about the update related to activism based on this case here: For your discussion, focus on your feelings about this case, and what you as individuals and as a group can do to contribute to creating the miiddle needed to end this kind of hate crime and serve justice when it does happen.

As a basis for your discussion, you can watch the movie at http: You can also read more about Gwen: In recent years, there has been a slight decrease in the occurrence of many overt forms of discrimination and the most negative attitudes. However, LGBTQ people still experience many negative effects that are more subtle, and these are often called microaggressions Biirmingham, On a personal and emotional level, a very damaging consequence of stigma is rejection by family and friends.

Many families and friends are not prepared and do not know how to react middld they learn one of their loved ones is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and they sometimes react in hurtful ways.

These reactions can range from mildly Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian to extremely harmful. Some lesbisn support and mmiddle path toward ultimate acceptance, but the hurt and damage is devastating for everyone involved, especially when middke negative responses cannot be overcome or healed. Many LGBTQ people leabian closeted to their families and friends because of the fear, and the probable reality, of rejection.

Rejection can occur in any setting, including schools, religious institutions, neighborhoods, and workplaces. People who Married But Looking Real Sex TX Lubbock 79414 visibly identifiable as Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian are also likely to Yo middle Birmingham sp lesbian social rejection from strangers in public places. However, ldsbian happen every day and can be equally damaging.

Internalized oppression appears to contribute to many of the health risk factors seen in LGBTQ people, such as Birmlngham attempts, mental health disorders, unsafe sexual behaviors, and substance abuse. Other terms that appear in the literature to describe this concept include internalized homophobia biphobia, transphobiainternalized homonegativity, and internalized heterosexism.

Internalized oppression can result in a self-fulfilling prophecy. If a young woman who is attracted to women is raised within a conservative religion to believe that all LGBTQ people will go to hell, she may be terrified of coming out, go to great lengths to hide her true identity, and may think that suicide lesbuan her only option.