A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being

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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 well-being 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.

Ellen D.B. Riggle is a professor of gender and women's studies and political science at the University of Kentucky anf Sharon S. Rostosky is a licensed psychologist and a professor of counseling psychology at the University of Kentucky. They are both co-founders of PrismResearch.org, a research group and website focused on issues impacting the well-being of LGBTQ individuals and same-sex couples.

Paperback, 191 Pages, Published 2012

Authors: Ellen D.B. Riggle, Sharon S. Rostosky

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