A Positive View of LGBTQ
Discusses eight themes related to living positively with an LGBTQ identity, including increasing self-awareness and compassion; creating flexible gender roles; and working for social justice.
Rowman and Littllefield
A Positive View of LGBTQ starts a new conversation about the strengths and benefits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGTBQ) identities. Positive LGBTQ identities are affirmed through inspiring firsthand accounts. Focusing on how LGTBQ-identified individuals can cultivate a sense of wellbeing and a personal identity that allows them to flourish in all areas of life, the authors explore a variety of themes. Through personal stories from people with a variety of backgrounds and gender and sexual identities, readers will learn more about expressing gender and sexuality; creating strong and intimate relationships; exploring unique perspectives on empathy, compassion, and social justice; belonging to communities and acting as role models and mentors; and, enjoying the benefits of living an authentic life. Providing exercises in each chapter, the book offers those who identify as LGBTQ and those who support and love them, as well as those seeking to better understand them, an opportunity to explore and appreciate these identities.
A Positive View of LGBTQ starts a new conversation about the strengths and benefits of LGBTQ identities. This book highlights positive aspects of LGBTQ identities, showing how LGBTQ people develop internal and external resources for thriving and flourishing.
embracing identity and cultivating well-being
Self awareness, personal insight and growth
Freedom to create new rules
Stronger emotional connections with others
Freedom to explore relationships and sexuality
Compassion and empathy
Mentors, role models, and activists
Belonging to an LGBTQ community
A positive view
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